Some reflections about God's goodness from life lately.
Concerning Baptism The concept of water baptism is not a natural fit within Nahuatl culture. Rainy season flooding can transform oft-placid (or dry!) creeks into treacherous, surging rivers – making crossings dangerous. Rumors circulate of large and malevolent snakes, said to live below the water’s surface. Furthermore, animistic fears come into play as well – […]
Some times I wonder if this picture might be what Isaiah looked into the future and saw many years ago when he spoke out as a prophet. The voice of one crying out in the wilderness, “ Prepare the way of the Lord, make His path straight. Every hill shall be made low, and the […]
Back in Papua New Guinea! We are so happy to return to our life and ministry here in Papua New Guinea! Stacy is filling holes at the school again (we were missing 5 teachers at the beginning of the school year). She’s been helping with everything from art to math. Aaron is stepping back into […]
I had a great vocabulary word, but my mother tongue taper wouldn't let me use it that way. Often, as we hit bumps or walls in our translation work, our helpers have a difficult time telling us why things don’t work or how to overcome or get around a difficulty. This is one of those stories.
We have transitioned to another ministry role with Ethnos360. We have joined the Portuguese Language Resource Team and since all our work is submitted by internet, we are able to live anywhere. After years of hearing a few doctors tell Suzy that living close to the coast might be beneficial to her health we took […]
Mission Candidate Kindergarten Do you ever feel the Holy Spirit is drawing you outside the box of everyday Christian life, sitting on the side lines without enough faith to make that first step that will take you to the regions beyond? Me too, and I like to think of it as mission kindergarten and I […]
We, along with the believers of Faith Bible Church, are excited as the new church building is close to completion. Lord willing, in 47 days, we will be ready to apply for our final permit for occupancy. In celebration and giving praise to God, we are planning a dedication on December 7th and 8th. We […]
I nearly died today, or at least mangled a limb, but I didn’t get a single scratch, which is pretty neat! So you recall that gravy train tree I was talking about in our last post? The gravy train tree even looks like a train Well the bottom of it (which is lying on the […]
Timo jumped up when he heard cheering coming from the small schoolroom—one of his favorite places. That’s where one of his uncles had taught him and others from his village to read. The missionaries first taught a small group of his relatives to read, and now his relatives were teaching the rest of them. It […]