We are so encouraged with how God has kept Chris and Evie Jones in the race for the Gospel to the Pei people!
Our pilot flew a long, slow loop above the village we have called our second home away from home. We weren’t sure what condition the grass landing strip might be in so we all peered down to investigate. We could see so much more than just the landing strip from our bird’s eye view. We […]
Amdu friends of ours left the village one day on a long journey only to return later the same afternoon despite their intentions to be gone for two weeks. They said their legs got heavy and so they came home. In the Amdu universe when a person goes on a journey and their legs get […]
An important principle in disciple making is to find the hungry hearts and feed them (2 Timothy 2:2.) This was Paul’s admonition to the hungry hearted Timothy (Acts 16:1, 2) as he handed the ministry baton to his spiritual son. The context for this treasure hunt, though, is a larger group of witnesses. Paul ministered […]
In our Amdu literacy classes we make a big deal about short, nubby pencils. They represent hard work and determination.
It has been two months since we arrived Stateside from Amdu, via Northern Ireland.
I have been trying to remember where I read a story about Abraham Lincoln who, for the love of reading, walked miles to borrow a book from a distant neighbor (in the snow no doubt) and had it read by the time he returned home. There were few obstacles that could keep him from satisfying […]
It’s Sunday night as I write this and we are gearing up for our second week of literacy classes. Before we launch into another week, we wanted to get an update off to you about how the first week went. It was FANTASTIC! That is the short version. Sunday afternoon, last week, as we were […]
Since Missy’s return from the United States this summer we have locked ourselves into the most intense season of tunnel vision here in Amdu, to date. The Lord has enabled our team to take significant last steps to finish the first phase of our ministry that we refer to as Culture and Language Acquisition. In […]
Early morning mist is rising from the earth after a cool night. The Mwinika “winter” is on us, and despite the temperature never lowering even close to freezing, fevers, colds, runny noses, and coughing are rampant in our village. I am on my way to Granny’s house to get her ready for the day. She […]