We want to alert all of you who are praying for us and the Amdu people that more developments have affected the start of our foundational Bible teaching. We intended to gather on Tuesday and begin our teaching program but this morning we were alerted to the fact that a ban has been put on […]
Thank you for praying for us since we wrote a week ago. We flew back into the village on Monday and were warmly greeted by our friends here. After sweeping up the dirt and grime, and the graveyard of critters that visited the Roach Motel while we were gone, we had a good night’s sleep […]
“Then Jesus took them through the writings of Moses and all the prophets, explaining from all the Scriptures the things concerning himself.” Luke 24:27 This is one of my favorite stories in the life of Christ. If you haven’t read this story recently take a few minutes to read it again. The things that transpired […]
Since our last update we’ve celebrated three birthdays, our Amdu Anniversary, Thanksgiving, Christmas and the hailing in of a new year. Even here in the village away from the hubbub of the holidays we still found ourselves very busy. But it was a good busy and if anything it has made us more focused on […]
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 […]