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Update on Our Tough Little Monkey!

Missionary Blogs - Wed, 08/05/2015 - 11:35
Hannah snuck a picture of K today when the nurses stepped out of the room!!  He is doing great!!  He was having a really hard time yesterday being all alone, but was in much better spirits...

FBC Mt Pleasant, SC July 2015 Team

Missionary Blogs - Wed, 08/05/2015 - 11:28
Last week we hosted another team from our partner church First Baptist in Mount Pleasant, SC.   They are sending four teams a year down to work with us.  This was their third team this...

July in Pics

Missionary Blogs - Wed, 08/05/2015 - 10:09
So...pictures at our house tend to have a theme....for some reason almsot all of them tend to centered around 1 to 4 children... and there is quite often our ever-present puppy sticking his face in....

Bible Gateway Interviews about my Invitation to the NT

Ben Witherington - Bible and Culture - Wed, 08/05/2015 - 02:54
Here are two interviews with me about textbook, Invitation to the NT. See what you think…. (cut and paste the links into your browser) BW3 Your second interview with Bible Gateway is now live at https://www.biblegateway.com/blog/2015/06/invitation-to-the-new-testament-an-interview-with-ben-witherington-iii/ (Your first interview is at https://www.biblegateway.com/blog/2014/12/reading-understanding-the-bible-an-interview-with-ben-witherington-iii/)

August Update...

Missionary Blogs - Wed, 08/05/2015 - 02:49
I just wanted to give an update on our car situation and what the past month has held for us. It has again been a month of waiting and very little response on our car. We contacted Nissan...

August Prayer Requests

Missionary Blogs - Tue, 08/04/2015 - 20:22
We are looking forward to returning home in less than two weeks and are currently in the midst of packing up a storm! Please join us in prayer for the following. Continued prayer for peace and...

It's like stepping into another movie set

Missionary Blogs - Tue, 08/04/2015 - 13:58
This is the metaphor that's been in my head these last few days as we've arrived in Japan and began to resettle. I wrote that title and the first sentence a few days after we arrived back in...

The Smitheys are now in Chile – caught up #2

Missionary Blogs - Tue, 08/04/2015 - 13:17
Just a couple of weeks after launching the new church, the Smitheys arrived to Chile! Our family has been good friends with the Smitheys since our time together in Bible college nearly 15 years ago!...

August 2015 Newsletter

Missionary Blogs - Tue, 08/04/2015 - 12:36
Greetings from Guatemala!   July was a busy month for us.  We were able to lead 14 Bible studies.  Praise the Lord for so many opportunities to teach the Bible!  Our time ...

Help Needed

Missionary Blogs - Tue, 08/04/2015 - 05:39
In The Salvation Army, pointing to the sky is our way of saluting, saying hallelujah and giving glory to God.  So in the above picture you could take it as a two-handed salute or it could also...

Sin’s Here– Part Four

Ben Witherington - Bible and Culture - Tue, 08/04/2015 - 02:14
Whoever it was who dreamed up the saying ‘let your conscience be your guide’ didn’t really understand the concept of fallen humanity. The conscience of many a serial killer is no guide at all, having been anesthetized long before by sin. Another way of putting it would be to say his heart has been hardened. [Read More...]

First two months – Getting caught up

Missionary Blogs - Mon, 08/03/2015 - 12:56
A little over two months ago, we launched Liberty Baptist Church in Santiago, Chile!  Since our first Sunday, over a dozen people have made a profession of faith, more than 100 people have visited...

Successful Surgery

Missionary Blogs - Mon, 08/03/2015 - 12:19
Here is K immediately after surgery. He is stable and doing well. He will stay sedated most of the day and will remain in ICU for a few days with only short visits. Thank you so much for all of...

Out of Surgery

Missionary Blogs - Mon, 08/03/2015 - 09:42
K (or C), depending on which spelling of his name you look at, is out of surgery.  We will let you know more and post some pictures as soon as we know more and someone can visit!!  Thank...

Grocery shopping: the same, but different

Missionary Blogs - Mon, 08/03/2015 - 08:45
Grocery shopping is one thing that is the same . . . and very different about my two lives (in Australia and Japan).  In Australia for the last year my pattern has been a big shop, usually at...

slowly.

Missionary Blogs - Mon, 08/03/2015 - 05:10
Rebekah Faith 5 lbs 13 oz, 19 inches on July 5, 2015"The days are long, but the years are short." "Go slowly, don't miss these precious memories." "You will miss these days when they are all grown...

Recent Baptisms in Mibu

Missionary Blogs - Mon, 08/03/2015 - 03:56
For all our friends who may not be following us yet on facebook, here's some exciting news and photos about the recent baptisms in Mibu!This last Friday morning twenty-nine people wanted to publicly...

Sin’s Here– Part Three

Ben Witherington - Bible and Culture - Mon, 08/03/2015 - 02:19
Obviously, all sin is serious, since any sin is a sin for which Jesus had to die. And the death of Jesus doesn’t make sins committed post Calvary less serious. If anything, it makes it more serious. Sin in a Christian’s life is a very serious matter indeed, especially if we are talking about sins [Read More...]

Just a Bit of Fun…

Missionary Blogs - Sun, 08/02/2015 - 21:39
No blogs since April??  I could have sworn that I had written a couple early in May, but I can’t find them for trying.  So either I wrote them in my dreams, they disappeared into never never...

Dear Mama, How To Fill Your Cup When Your Hands Are Full: Who Does the Filling?

Missionary Blogs - Sun, 08/02/2015 - 21:23
I might as well say it:  I'm quite sure God led me to share this blog series, because He wanted to remind me how much I need it. Nothing like writing about a full cup and feeling...
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