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Blogging in a river

Missionary Blogs - Thu, 05/12/2016 - 23:21
I'm sitting in a river at camp. On a rock, actually, but with water rushing all around me. Dipping my toes in when I feel warm, but then pulling them out when they get chilled, which is fast. This...

Response to: Book Throwing and the Mission of God Part 2

Missionary Blogs - Thu, 05/12/2016 - 18:38
John Wilson was a resident missionary in Papua (Irian Jaya) from 1972 to 1991 and wrote his master’s dissertation on ‘Scripture in Oral Culture’ before orality was as trendy. ...

Response to: Book Throwing and the Mission of God Part 2

Missionary Blogs - Thu, 05/12/2016 - 18:38
John Wilson was a resident missionary in Papua (Irian Jaya) from 1972 to 1991 and wrote his master’s dissertation on ‘Scripture in Oral Culture’ before orality was as trendy. ...

A trip to the Russian trauma center

Missionary Blogs - Thu, 05/12/2016 - 18:02
Last month, we had a church retreat. Amidst heightened emotions, some discussions were started that prompted church-wide prayer meetings to be held the following week. I attended one of the prayer...

The Rain is Adding Up!

Missionary Blogs - Thu, 05/12/2016 - 17:08
Today we saw proof the rain we have been experiencing is a lot! We went to tour a castle built on an island in the river. You take a boat across, but today where you board the boat was 10ft...

HE IS RISEN!

Missionary Blogs - Thu, 05/12/2016 - 15:36
 Sunday Ginny and I helped the church ladies make traditional chipa (corn meal bread). It is then cooked in a tatakua (fire hole).

Orphanage Tourism

Missionary Blogs - Thu, 05/12/2016 - 13:03
Children as products: the reality of orphanage voluntourism - By Lamorna ByfordEvery marketer knows that competitions and prizes are a great way to pull in potential new customers. Playing on...

UK Annual Confernce 2016

Missionary Blogs - Thu, 05/12/2016 - 07:33
May 18, 2016 - Last weekend Diane and I were able to attend the FMC church meetings in the UK. We had a great time - talking, sharing and letting people know about the work in Bulgaria. Many old...

Easter Blessings

Missionary Blogs - Thu, 05/12/2016 - 05:23
We dye eggs as a family tradition each year.     This year Easter in Russia fell much later than Easter in America. It wasn't until May!  I really enjoyed that it was late enough...

Preaching John’s Wisdom

Ben Witherington - Bible and Culture - Thu, 05/12/2016 - 02:25
Here’s a post by Rev. Randy Saultz, a former student of mine…. and a good colleague in ministry. — Preaching John’s Wisdom Ben Witherington is recognized for his exegetical expertise. Not as many know him as a preacher but his commentary John’s Wisdom shows his interest in homiletics as well. Look especially in the sections [Read More...]

Blogging up a mountain

Missionary Blogs - Thu, 05/12/2016 - 02:05
I'm on a fifth-grade camp today and tomorrow. Today we left school before 9 in three vans. We drove for a bit over an hour to the far west of Tokyo prefecture then caught a cable car up Mt Mitake. As...

Preparation

Missionary Blogs - Thu, 05/12/2016 - 00:27
This past week I was involved in a series of meetings, and there are a lot of details, but the summary is this: We can go ahead with construction on our larger all-purpose building at(Visited 1 time,...

Knights Templar

Missionary Blogs - Wed, 05/11/2016 - 17:12
We visited the monastery and castle of the Knights Templar at Tomar. Wow, what an impressive place! In lots of places we can explore, going anywhere at our own pace, finding some fun hidden places as...

Knights of Templar

Missionary Blogs - Wed, 05/11/2016 - 17:12
We visited the Monastery and Castle of the Knights of Templar today. Wow, what an impressive place. In Portugal you can wander through places and go anywhere the doors are unlocked at your own pace....

Knights of Templer

Missionary Blogs - Wed, 05/11/2016 - 17:12
We visited the Monastery and Castle of the Knights of Templer today. Wow, what an impressive place. In Portugal you can wander through places and go anywhere the doors are unlocked at your own pace....

Time for a Major Make-Over!

Missionary Blogs - Wed, 05/11/2016 - 15:51
Yes indeed . . . it's time. This month, my Land Cruiser, affectionately known as "Scottie," will be spending a few weeks in the shop. The 16 year old vehicle has been the least reliable of our 3...

Honor Your Mother

Missionary Blogs - Wed, 05/11/2016 - 15:13
Because we all treasure the gift that our mothers, sisters, and grandmothers are to us, we would like to give you an opportunity to honor them in a unique and loving way this Mother's Day, May 8,...

Poop Stories

Missionary Blogs - Wed, 05/11/2016 - 15:11
Whistle Belly Thumpsby TARA LIVESAY on APRIL 29, 2016 - A Life OVERSEASOne after the other after the other – after.the.other … The people, both large and small,...
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