"Obrigado" (the Portuguese word for 'Thank You') hardly seems sufficient to express our gratitude to the team from Lakewood for all of the memories they gave
Remodel Project – First Wall
We had the unexpected pleasure of help from a mission team that was visiting one of our colleagues. Their group donated a day's work at Park Place. Some of the
How to Plant a Lot of Rice
Last week we watched a crop duster make one pass after another over the fields near our apartment. We're told that he was planting rice. In the picture you can
Gratitude v. Guilt One of the major implications of our mission statement is how we motivate people to do what the God expects and the Bible
Helping More and More People
A couple of years ago we "borrowed" a purpose statement for our church from another church. Our purpose is "Making more and better followers of Jesus Christ."
I miss John!
John was one of those special guys in our church in Panama. He didn’t have a lot, and some would say he didn’t have a lot going for him. But, he offered me
Is it Real?
That your faith and worship of God might be proven to be genuine… Mara and I recently listened to a sermon based on the opening chapters of the book of
FAQ – Are you excited to be going back?
"Are you excited to be going back?" That's the question we're asked most frequently these days. I know I shouldn't read too much into it, nor stress over
What do We Pray For? – part 5
This is one of the biggies - one of my most strategic and frequent requests! Father, please give us eight lay couples who are full of faith and amazed by