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Day 17: Sending Churches & Supporters

Missionary Blogs - Tue, 11/18/2014 - 02:26
We love what we do. But we couldn't do it without people like you! Living and ministering in the Philippines is a job we love.  One of the most awesome parts about it is, we get to be part...

Pastoral Retreat

Missionary Blogs - Mon, 11/17/2014 - 20:48
What an exciting and fulfilling month of ministry! In addition to our usual Bible studies, board meetings, discipleship, and teaching we had two larger ministry events. The first event was a trip on...

More pics of life in South America

Missionary Blogs - Mon, 11/17/2014 - 18:35
Here are some more pictures of our first two months living in South America!  Enjoy.  

Here then There

Missionary Blogs - Mon, 11/17/2014 - 15:03
What is precious to you?  What is of value?  What do those words mean to you?  Because of the nature of our job, John and I have very little material things. That does not make us more sacrificing...

The Weekend

Missionary Blogs - Mon, 11/17/2014 - 13:24
We didn't have a whole lot of activity over the weekend but I still managed to snap a couple photos of the few things we did.  We headed to town on Friday night for our weekly night out. ...

Socialising, again!

Missionary Blogs - Mon, 11/17/2014 - 08:37
The people-meeting continued yesterday. We attended worship at our home church, followed by a good time of hanging around and chatting in the air conditioning (it got higher than 40C on Saturday and...

Celebrating Community

Missionary Blogs - Mon, 11/17/2014 - 07:03
we're four months in. we've already got a two year term under our belts. we made friends that first term {amazing friends} some of whom are still here. and so when we returned we knew people, we were...

Horsen' Around

Missionary Blogs - Mon, 11/17/2014 - 06:00
No hour of life is wasted that is spent in the saddle.  ~Winston Churchill  Not long after I arrived back in Papua New Guinea in April, I took up my old job of horseback riding instructor...

The Kunsthistorische Museum– The Christian Art, Part Two

Ben Witherington - Bible and Culture - Mon, 11/17/2014 - 03:58
Never say there is no profit in going to an art museum. Here in fact are busts of lots of famous Biblical prophets. These busts were made of the seven (OT) prophets by the delle Masegne brothers in Venice in about 1400. There are too many spectacular renderings of various Biblical scenes including especially the [Read More...]

Day 16: SNOW!

Missionary Blogs - Mon, 11/17/2014 - 03:50
We had our snowstorm!  We were hoping for one more good snowfall before we head back to the tropics, and we got it! So, today we are thankful for about 4" of the white fluffy stuff. The kids...

African Wildlife

Missionary Blogs - Sun, 11/16/2014 - 04:00
This past week I had my first chance to see some of East Africa's famous wildlife, and boy was it magnificent! A few times a year we (MAF Uganda) wind up flying short-term mission teams to one or...

The Kunsthistorische Museum— the Christian Art

Ben Witherington - Bible and Culture - Sun, 11/16/2014 - 03:01
There is a lot of interesting things in the Kunsthistorische Museum in Vienna, not least its Christian art collection and substantial Greco-Roman and ANE holdings. This post will deal with the former of these. Certainly one of the most famous paintings in the museum of relevance to Biblical studies is the painting by Bruegel of [Read More...]

Day 15: Homeschool

Missionary Blogs - Sat, 11/15/2014 - 21:17
One of the greatest parts of parenting our four little fireballs has been (drum roll) Homeschool!We are SOO thankful for the opportunity we have to homeschool our kids...It is a lot of work, but...

The Twins Interview - 6 Years Old

Missionary Blogs - Sat, 11/15/2014 - 20:47
It's that time again...  You can check out last year's interview here.How does it feel to be 6 years old? Leif: Gooder than Better Slater: Fun What is your favorite color? Leif: Black, my...

Playing Around

Missionary Blogs - Sat, 11/15/2014 - 16:56
"Come in!"

Relationship building

Missionary Blogs - Sat, 11/15/2014 - 15:49
These last few days have been a lot about people, especially people in our new home church. One of the big reasons why we packed our bags and came to Australia for a whole year was so that we...


Missionary Blogs - Sat, 11/15/2014 - 12:03
October 10, 2014Tyler asked to carve pumpkins for his birthday.Then we had a nice grilled dinner (Tyler’s request) with family.  It’s been nice to have aunts and uncles, Grandpas and Grandmas...

End of the Dry

Missionary Blogs - Sat, 11/15/2014 - 07:22
We are coming to the end of the dry season in Timor-Leste. That is a busy time for people working in the field of agriculture. Seed for distribution needs to be packaged up, new seed needs to get...
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