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A Lifetime Ago…

Missionary Blogs - Thu, 02/05/2015 - 14:38
  This is Henry. I knew Henry  a long long time ago.  A lifetime ago. Before I knew Jesus. When the choices I made in life were all for me.  When stumbling home in the wee hours of the morning...

Office Troubles

Missionary Blogs - Thu, 02/05/2015 - 14:21
Today seemed like just another work day. I wasn't at a the office yesterday because I was in Kiev turning in paperwork for my new passport. The new neighbor above us has been doing...

Why Cyrillic?

Missionary Blogs - Thu, 02/05/2015 - 12:00
Have you ever wondered why the alphabet for Russian is not called Russian, but rather Cyrillic? Well, that is because it is named after a missionary name Cyril who died on February 14 in the year...

The importance of support workers in mission

Missionary Blogs - Thu, 02/05/2015 - 10:59
During the Falkland War (1982) the Argentinean military leaders placed many Argentinean soldiers on the Falkland Islands to occupy them. These soldiers were not very well trained and poorly equipped....

RYAN'S 15th BIRTHDAY and a NEW YEAR

Missionary Blogs - Thu, 02/05/2015 - 03:58
December 31, 2015 If you click on the pictures they should enlarge.

Oscar Nominated Films Part Two: Birdman (or the Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)

Ben Witherington - Bible and Culture - Thu, 02/05/2015 - 03:33
So I went to the movie theater one snowy afternoon and saw two films that both had drums beating all the way through them. Now I have drums beating in my head. Drummers are rather like NFL kickers, they are a breed apart. But I digress. Michael Keaton will forever be known for his star [Read More...]

God's Good Providence

Missionary Blogs - Wed, 02/04/2015 - 16:13
Hartur, the guy that I have been discipling for over a year, must go back to Trujillo (a city on the coast that takes a 28 hour bus ride to get there) for his work.  He leaves tomorrow. ...

Switzerland, I don't want to be nuetral anymore. Peace-filled, but not nuetral. Solid, but not in nuetral.

Missionary Blogs - Wed, 02/04/2015 - 15:06
I'm in a learning curve again... This was taken from the small village Saas Balen in Switzerland. I was there for a week in 2006.  The late afternoons were free - and I actually sat down and...

Doing shopping and stuff

Missionary Blogs - Wed, 02/04/2015 - 12:19
This morning David and I had a "shopping date". We headed off to a shopping centre and attached a list of stuff that needed attending to. It was great to do this without the hinderance of children....

BIG changes ahead

Missionary Blogs - Wed, 02/04/2015 - 10:45
It was a crazy conversation to be having, and one we didn’t really expect to have during a just-the-two-of-us lunch date. Shawn had wondered, out loud, if God was moving us on, if we were...

Super Bowl Sunday 2015

Missionary Blogs - Wed, 02/04/2015 - 10:27
David headed out to lead Bible study in the village of Nearar first thing Sunday morning.  The hike to get to the house where the Bible study is held is a little too extreme for the boys to walk...

BEFORE and AFTER

Missionary Blogs - Wed, 02/04/2015 - 04:07
November....34 weeks January.....Claire 1 week

Oscar Nominated Films Part One: Whiplash

Ben Witherington - Bible and Culture - Wed, 02/04/2015 - 03:59
The assortment of films nominated for best picture this year is really quite amazing. And it comes as something of a surprise that one of those films is a jazz film about a young drummer played by Miles Teller, co-starring J.K.Simmons (of Farmer’s Insurance commericial fame) as the abusive teacher. Considering that only about 3% [Read More...]

CLAIRE's FIRST WEEK

Missionary Blogs - Wed, 02/04/2015 - 03:44
We are thankful to have Claire Joy here!  Julia and Josiah have been so curious about her, wanting to hold her and help in any way they can. Claire's first weekClaire found herself in the...

Dwell In Unity

Missionary Blogs - Wed, 02/04/2015 - 01:09
    Honestly, I don’t care for anything dripping all over me… especially not anything sticky, gooey, or melty. I get plenty of that just being a mom {can I get an amen?!}. But, I do love...

Longevity, Support and Many More Growth Rings

Missionary Blogs - Tue, 02/03/2015 - 18:04
You may have made the difference that kept us on the mission field! This is what I said to a lady who has over 70 years on this earth and is still passionately working to help missionaries that need...

Consistency and New Beginnings

Missionary Blogs - Tue, 02/03/2015 - 17:55
Yes, consistency is an important quality, and here I am, blogging every 2 months! Never thought it would be so easy to let time slip by without an awareness of what all is slipping. This seems to...

Holding Pattern

Missionary Blogs - Tue, 02/03/2015 - 17:21
I keep waiting for The Time to blog. My evening routine just isn't working out anymore. You know that anecdote where the wife says she's going to bed and then proceeds with a huge list of tasks...

My Profile and the Model

Missionary Blogs - Tue, 02/03/2015 - 14:49
Almost everyone I know wishes they could change one thing about their appearance. Some it’s their hair, others their height, and some their weight. For me it is my nose. From the time I was young I...

I'm Going to Miss It...

Missionary Blogs - Tue, 02/03/2015 - 13:16
Passports are good for 10 years, but mine is on its last year. To be able to renew my residency permit a bit later this year in Ukraine, I need to renew my passport. Tomorrow is my appointment in...
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