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The Religion That God Respects

Missionary Blogs - Tue, 02/09/2016 - 14:00
In Chile you can find about every religion and denomination under the sun. I am amazed by the number of offshoots due to years of splits and divisions in the Pentecostal churches that have given rise...

Returning & Regrouping

Missionary Blogs - Tue, 02/09/2016 - 13:40
airport family photo, leaving home for four weeks “How do you eat an elephant?” “One bite at a time.” So goes the adage which is currently rolling repeatedly around my brain!...

The pleasure of running

Missionary Blogs - Tue, 02/09/2016 - 12:02
I got online and found a twelve week training program which I am using to prepare for my first half marathon this year. There are so many benefits to walking/running regularly. When I got back from...

Conference

Missionary Blogs - Tue, 02/09/2016 - 06:13
Last week we spent 3 days in Lutsk at a Minister's Fellowship Global (MFG) conference. This was the Ukrainian portion of the group and at least 25 churches were represented! Great fun meeting with...

Three Afghan Stars in the Bazaar

Missionary Blogs - Tue, 02/09/2016 - 02:16
We sat in the restaurant having breakfast.  This is one of my favourite meals of the day when done in proper Pakistani fashion: delicious parathas, fried circles of dough enriched with ghee, and...

Finals

Missionary Blogs - Mon, 02/08/2016 - 22:20
Pin. Shaky mum = blurry photo.Saturday was the wrestling finals for our region of international schools (six schools, three of which are US military base schools). Most of the wrestlers had seen each...

Bridge-in-a-Week, January 2016 - Here's how it got done!

Missionary Blogs - Mon, 02/08/2016 - 20:56
The prep work, done before the week the team was here actually building the bridge, is explained in the previous post: Have you ever built a bridge in one week? Would you like to? Now, here is the...

When You're Marked by Love

Missionary Blogs - Mon, 02/08/2016 - 20:29
Today is my husband's birthday - the twenty-second one we've celebrated as a couple... and he's out of the country - a missionary on a missions trip to yet a different distant place with one of our...

Bwana asifiwe

Missionary Blogs - Mon, 02/08/2016 - 20:23
Getting a new bed is pretty exciting, but what if you have never slept on a mattress or bed before?  Wouldn’t that be even more exciting?  It is such a blessing to see the smiles of...

Have you ever built a bridge in one week? Would you like to?

Missionary Blogs - Mon, 02/08/2016 - 20:03
Allen and Russell build bridges: big ones, little ones, some for vehicles, some only for pedestrians, some with solid concrete decks and others suspended by wire cables. Occasionally, they do a...

Special Prayer Request

Missionary Blogs - Mon, 02/08/2016 - 18:54
February 8, 2016 - Diane & I want to ask our prayer partners to pray for Peggy Bonova - our administrative assistant is having surgery to have her galblader removed tomorrow. We are asking our...

Remembering Hope, on February 8th

Missionary Blogs - Mon, 02/08/2016 - 18:12
Twenty-three years ago this morning, in Baltimore MD, our first-born son reluctantly emerged.  After anxious months of preterm labor and bedrest we made it to 36 weeks, then all that hurry-up...

Have you ever built a bridge in one week? Would you like to?

Missionary Blogs - Mon, 02/08/2016 - 16:18
Allen and Russell build bridges: big ones, little ones, some for vehicles, some only for pedestrians, some with solid concrete decks and others suspended by wire cables. Occasionally, they do a...

WHERE CROSS THE CROWDED WAYS OF LIFE

Missionary Blogs - Mon, 02/08/2016 - 13:05
WHERE CROSS THE CROWDED WAYS OF LIFE Where cross the crowded ways of life, Where sound the cries of race and clan, Above the noise of selfish strife, We hear Thy voice, O Son of Man! In haunts of...

February 2016 Prayer Concert

Missionary Blogs - Mon, 02/08/2016 - 10:59
January went by faster than we thought it would. Nathan and Abe celebrated their birthdays at Tijuana beach. We all spent a good quality time as family. Nathan now has his dream desktop computer for...

Couch to 5K

Missionary Blogs - Mon, 02/08/2016 - 07:39
Well that was a tough one. For two reasons: 1. I was DOG-TIRED after Sunday. All the family was. I was like a bottle held upside down and emptied. Really hard to get up! 2. My cadence changed to 6...

Photos from the week

Missionary Blogs - Mon, 02/08/2016 - 05:15
Yesterday was spent at church then the rest of the day recovering from the week. Today I've been going continuously since 6 and not had any decent length of time at the computer. Hence a photo blog....

February 8 Update

Missionary Blogs - Mon, 02/08/2016 - 04:16
Much has happened since the last blog update.  I don't have time to write a lengthy detailed letter.  So, here are the short summary points:  The holiday season (Western Christmas, New...

In the Médiathèque Jacques Ellul

Missionary Blogs - Mon, 02/08/2016 - 04:13
Well we got there in the end. After 9 years we finally signed up at the library. And what a library! Médiathèque Jacques Ellul, named after Pessac's 20th century renaissance man -...
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