Today I’m connecting with our podcast Africa & Beyond and talk about traveling with 13 bags. Can you relate? Enjoy! https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-d6kxt-8ab38c http://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-d6kxt-8ab38c
This morning I woke to the sound of wind and rain. Immediately my mind went to our church site and I thought, “The tent…”
Peace is a posture of heart.
Our service to people isn’t based on their merits or their appreciation of our call to serve God.
Yes, I’ve been guilty of chasing donkeys – things that I think would “enhance” or in some way speed up the process of what we’re doing. The problem was, however, in chasing those donkeys I got sidetracked and my progress was hindered.
What mattered this year is if I honestly represented my Lord and His Mission as I went about my days, if I reached out with mercy and grace, even when I’ve not been offered that same courtesy.
It’s been a year of everything from great highs to some pretty deep lows, but God has brought us through. We’ve seen everything from new church plants to torn tents – but here we are! Please click on the YouTube link below for a video update and teaser of a new nation that may be opening to us in the near future. May your Christmas and New Year be amazing! Blessings!
God has connections waiting for us just outside our front doors wherever in the world we find ourselves.
Then came the call to plant churches. This disturbed my idyllic life on the mission field. I can’t say that the call came in the form of a great vision or prophecy. It came more like something we knew we had to do. At first, it was exciting – the very idea of starting a church from nothing was intriguing. Where would we go? How would we start? Who would come?
How do you clean a dirt floor? Isn’t it impossible? By definition, a dirt floor cannot be clean – but that doesn’t mean we don’t try to clean it. The floors are swept before every meeting; admittedly the sweeping makes them appear neater but they are no cleaner.