The Power of Prayer Our team has been reminded in the last few months of the importance of prayer. We need guidance. We need to be grateful. We need to remember our dependence on the Father. And we need to be in ceaseless communication in all of these things. John Piper once said that many […]
When THEY Talk to God… Andrea commented on the pile of corn on my counter. “Someone gifted you corn, huh? Ours aren’t ready yet because they haven’t been blessed.” She went on to tell me all about the bad things that can happen if you start eating your corn without the blessing. “Who blesses it?” […]
Last week I got a chance to visit a nearby town called Egglplant in Spanish. I didn’t see any purple vegetables, but there were tons and tons of trees with a tropical fruit called guayabas. I grew up eating those (and enjoy them) but this version was a little tarter than I’m used to. I took a […]
Home Again… In the first days of October our team was excited to reunite and return to Mexico. I spent a week helping our new teammates, the Hypkis, pack and clean their house for the move. Once settled in Durango, my other co-workers and I got busy unpacking, sorting, canning meat, buying supplies, and re-packing […]
For the last few weeks our team has been out of the tribe, getting medical help for Dan. He had several nasty viruses, almost died because of an allergic reaction to penicillin, and now is having chest pains. A trip to the doctor yesterday confirmed that he has pericarditis, or inflamation of the outer part […]
"Wait! Was he a Christian?" "No...none of them are."
Last Friday as the team returned from our first field trip, I was in high spirits and showing off a bit for the kids. =) They had found an abandoned soda bottle in the street, with the cap still on and some liquid still sloshing around inside. Being of sound scientific minds, they were attempting […]
This morning at 4:45 I sat up in bed to the sound of the truck alarm going off. I almost rolled over and went back to sleep, thinking, “It can’t be our truck…the sound is too far away.” I jumped up to look out my window and reassure myself that, indeed, the truck was safe and sound, but I couldn’t see it. I woke Alkires up and Dan went to check it out, confirming that, indeed someone had stolen the truck.