The summer of 2013 has been a busy one. I am in the middle of my second week at East Iowa Bible Camp and next week I will be back in Missouri at another youth camp. Diane and I spent two weeks in California visiting supporting churches, individuals and family. We had not been in […]
Well, as usual, more time than I would care to admit has flown by without an update. I think I forget about this blog because we send out letters on a regular basis. Each year seems so busy and full of changes. This past year followed that course. Shane graduated from High School. Amy graduated […]
Greetings from warm, balmy, sunny Missouri. Family – Two weeks ago, our son-in-law was voted in as the pastor of Elmer Baptist Church, in Elmer Missouri! He had been asking the Lord for more opportunities to preach, and God definitely opened the door for him. Here’s a photo of Zach and Amy in front of the […]
After finishing missionary training in the US, James and Diane partnered in the tribal church planting effort in Colombia by caring for the children of missionaries at the MK school. They had been serving there for 10 years, when an attack by rebel soldiers changed the face of what US citizens could do in Colombia.
Holding the missionary team at gunpoint, the rebels told James and another missionary that they would be taken hostage. Upon seeing that Diane was pregnant, the rebels ...