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The Plane to Toronto

Missionary Blogs - Thu, 05/26/2016 - 07:53
I remember the first time I ever visited Canada.  I was staying with the parents of my girlfriend, who would eventually become my wife and the mother of my kids, and reading the list of phone...

Could it be You?

Missionary Blogs - Thu, 05/26/2016 - 04:01
May 26, 2016 – Having recently reported to our supporting conferences and some churches what we are doing in Bulgaria, it is no wonder why we feel tired some days. Overseeing Churches,...

This could get quite interesting

Missionary Blogs - Thu, 05/26/2016 - 03:52
The Football tournament kicks off next week, amidst political turmoil in France because of widespread rejection of the loi du travail, proposed by the government and opposed by pretty much all the...

Today's park excursion

Missionary Blogs - Thu, 05/26/2016 - 03:25
I rode to the park today. I can't tell you how nice it is to just walk out of the house in shorts and a t-shirt and ride. I grew up in a place where shorts and t-shirts are what I wore a lot of the...

It’s Summer!!!

Missionary Blogs - Wed, 05/25/2016 - 15:03
So it’s kinda weird to experience real seasons again. After graduation we had family come into town and this week ...

Ryan and Heather Murphy teach and serve

Missionary Blogs - Wed, 05/25/2016 - 11:31
Ryan and Heather Murphy teach and serve at Rift Valley Academy (RVA) in Kenya, East Africa.  Since 2005, they have taught English (Ryan) and History (Heather), served as department chairs,...

The Walking Dead of the Ancient Middle East

Missionary Blogs - Wed, 05/25/2016 - 11:29
Last semester brought about a curious convergence of events in my non-teaching life. First, my online seminary studies brought me to a close examination of the first seven books of the Bible....

A hike at Arshan

Missionary Blogs - Wed, 05/25/2016 - 11:19
 This picture shows Dima and I during the first day of our hiking trip in the region around Arshan.  For a number of years now Dima has helped to lead teams on hikes in Buryatia, and I have...

David Simmons Visit

Missionary Blogs - Wed, 05/25/2016 - 09:26
Yesterday we said goodbye to David Simmons, an Open Bible minister from Sedalia, Missouri.  David came to Hungary to get a taste of missionary life and we did our best to give it to him. ...

Oh how I love the feeling you get when you have completed your income tax declaration

Missionary Blogs - Wed, 05/25/2016 - 06:35
The feeling of achievement, of a deadline met, of having steered your way through the red tape is wonderful. The threatened cloud has passed. The sky is blue. It is rendered all the more euphoric...

Worry: The Other Side of Arrogance

Missionary Blogs - Wed, 05/25/2016 - 05:39
Worry has been rearing its ugly head around me lately and tempting me to stress out about my future. This was a great refresher for me to read from John Piper. I hope it encourages you too. "Let us...

Japanese women's joy

Missionary Blogs - Wed, 05/25/2016 - 04:57
Two older ladies approached one another at the station, left hands raised up as if to give one another high fives. Their cheerful greetings rang out as they closed the several metres between them....

Virtual teams assignment

Missionary Blogs - Wed, 05/25/2016 - 03:30
Today I'm waiting on a bunch of other people. I'm waiting for writers to write, editors to edit, designers to design, consultants to consult etc. Yep, a whole lot of people have something from me on...

Bread of Life Foundation Annual Meeting

Missionary Blogs - Wed, 05/25/2016 - 03:23
The Board of Directors of the Bread of Life Foundation (Élet Kenyere Alapítvány) met on Monday night for its annual meeting. At this time the activity and financial reports from...

[BEM] New booksellers

Missionary Blogs - Tue, 05/24/2016 - 18:21
The Belgian Evangelical Mission works on the basis of three pillars: preach, plant, inspire. The seven BEM bookshops offer spiritual support for believers by making Christian literature available and...

It was not a macabre murder

Missionary Blogs - Tue, 05/24/2016 - 15:27
It seems that the headless corpse found at Saige would not have been the victim of a brutal and violent murder. Instead it transpires that the history would be of two motorcyclists who had a...

Here Comes the Bride(s)

Missionary Blogs - Tue, 05/24/2016 - 14:39
One of the fun things about living in a country not your own, is discovering how other people celebrate the same event (in this case weddings), in very different yet at the same time similar...

A morning run interrupted

Missionary Blogs - Tue, 05/24/2016 - 07:45
I was a little earlier out of the house this morning, so I was rewarded with an even more beautiful sunrise. It meant that my "run" was punctuated by photo sessions. All "instagrammed", I'm...
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