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From a First Timer....the Catemaco Crusade Experienc

Missionary Blogs - Tue, 07/21/2015 - 12:51
Welcome to our guest blogger....Sydney Butikofer from Iowa!  Sydney, a college student, was one of the U.S. volunteers on the Evangelistic Medical Mission Crusade (EMMC) to Catemaco, Veracruz...

Not too chicken

Missionary Blogs - Tue, 07/21/2015 - 10:17
We are greatly encouraged by people who are not too chicken to come to this fine country.  This last couple of weeks has seen a constant stream of visitors going through our house.  Cynthia...

Beautiful Feet

Missionary Blogs - Tue, 07/21/2015 - 06:05
On this day, twenty-two years ago, we welcomed our firstborn into the world. On this day, seven years ago, we officially became missionaries with MAF. Both have been amazing rides so far, a blessing...

Updates on Dayle

Missionary Blogs - Tue, 07/21/2015 - 04:53
If you are looking for updates on Dayle’s health, you can find them almost daily at www.facebook.com/heartlanguage. That Facebook page is public – you can see it without being on Facebook.

Umi No Hi - Sea Day

Missionary Blogs - Tue, 07/21/2015 - 04:00
 On July 20, we celebrated the Japanese holiday, 海の日 (Umi No Hi) or Sea Day, by going to the beach. We went to Suma Beach which is in Hyogo Prefecture near Kobe. I traveled with some friends...

Come Join Me on My YouTube Channel!

Missionary Blogs - Tue, 07/21/2015 - 03:09
Hi friends, I dearly love and appreciate each one of you, as friends and co-laborers. And as much as I love connecting with each of you here on the blog, via email, and on the Facebook page, I love...

Nova Scotia– Part Two

Ben Witherington - Bible and Culture - Tue, 07/21/2015 - 02:21
When I landed in Halifax, I was taken immediately to Victoria’s Inn in Wolfville, where I was to stay all week, and where, clearly, the Queen had never stayed. It is a… wait for it…Victorian Inn converted into a B+B. Once I stepped out of the car at the Inn I was immediately overwhelmed by [Read More...]

Summer as lifetime

Missionary Blogs - Mon, 07/20/2015 - 17:32
"Summer is a mini-lifetime" is my loose translation of a popular Russian saying. I suppose a lot can happen in a whole quarter of a year! But in general summer usually starts out with a list of...

Every one has an opinion

Missionary Blogs - Mon, 07/20/2015 - 13:42
This campaign we are doing is just a part of moving forward at A Future and a Hope. We are excited about this journey ahead, and it is all part of doing what we do to care for orphans and help locals...

Every one has an opinion

Missionary Blogs - Mon, 07/20/2015 - 13:18
This campaign we are doing is just a part of moving forward at A Future and a Hope. We are excited about this journey ahead, and it is all part of doing what we do to care for orphans and help locals...

This One Might Make You Hungry

Missionary Blogs - Mon, 07/20/2015 - 12:56
Good Monday morning everyone!  Hope yours is getting off to a great start.  Here is a look at how we spent the weekend.  It was a fun one! We began by running some errands in town on...

Every one has an opinion

Missionary Blogs - Mon, 07/20/2015 - 10:42
This campaign we are doing is just a part of moving forward at A Future and a Hope. We are excited about this journey ahead, and it is all part of doing what we do to care for orphans and help locals...

Every one has an opinion

Missionary Blogs - Mon, 07/20/2015 - 10:18
This campaign we are doing is just a part of moving forward at A Future and a Hope. We are excited about this journey ahead, and it is all part of doing what we do to care for orphans and help locals...

Words that Speak to Me

Missionary Blogs - Mon, 07/20/2015 - 04:00
Discovering home decor with English on it is not difficult in Japan. Finding English phrases that are appropriate, make sense and are actually uplifting is rare.  So when I found these two...

Nova Scotia— Part One

Ben Witherington - Bible and Culture - Mon, 07/20/2015 - 02:11
Nova Scotia— New Scotland. It’s almost an island off the east coast of Canada. It’s where various immigrants came, escaping harsh conditions in Scotland and elsewhere, only to discover that Nova Scotia was not exactly the Bahamas. For a good many of these immigrants Nova Scotia was terra incognita– an unknown land, and that’s still [Read More...]

When the Raging Tempests Blow

Missionary Blogs - Mon, 07/20/2015 - 00:37
With Cyclone Pam coming, Yakaboe, like everyone else, was faced with the choice of where to go in order to best look after his family and property. And like everyone else, he knew that a cyclone was...

Ten Tips for Aid Agencies Working in Rural Vanuatu

Missionary Blogs - Mon, 07/20/2015 - 00:30
The observations of an ill-informed bystander on the response to Cyclone Pam 1) The other aid agencies are on your side; they’re trying to help too. And yes, they make mistakes – just like you. 2)...

Faith that’s Clothes Deep

Missionary Blogs - Mon, 07/20/2015 - 00:23
Islamic attire is now commonplace on the road that runs through Tanna’s Middle Bush. Before Cyclone Pam there was one Muslim family on Tanna, now there are many. Following the disaster many groups...

These Days....

Missionary Blogs - Sun, 07/19/2015 - 19:51
My brain feels absolutely packed with about a million things so I thought it would be better to just show you a peek into my recent days.... We've been playing games, lots of games, including...

Holidays

Missionary Blogs - Sun, 07/19/2015 - 13:52
Some were concerned that we left Australia exhausted. It was a concern because we were very tired, but the bigger picture was better.  We landed in Japan in the middle of the school's summer...
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