MEMORY LANE: Thirty-three years ago this week we moved into the Higaunon village that we’ve called “home” in the Philippines. We joined our coworkers, Ron and Michelle Jennings, in the work where they had been for two years.The gospel had just been presented a few months before we moved there.
Greeting! We trust this finds you doing well and encouraged in the Lord. A week ago today we arrived in Portland and spent our 15 hour layover visiting Lance’s cousin. It had been 10 years since we saw her last. She’s going to be 78 this year but certainly doesn’t look it. We had some […]
Hebrews 4:12(NKJV) For the Word of God is living and powerful, and sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing even to the division of soul and spirit, and of joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart. OUR (UN) CHRISTMAS Since Christmas has come and gone and we’re […]
Lance hiked to a nearby village to attend a conference with the Higaunon Bible teachers. There were about 90 in attendance. God is doing amazing things among these people. They've gone from worshiping their ancestors to worshiping the Creator who loves them.
Biannual Seminar. It’s a very quiet week here in the village. Most people are either at their farms or at the biannual seminar that is in a neighboring village. At the seminar, the church leaders are discussing church planting strategy. Before they left, they showed us a map of where they are in relation to […]
We wanted to take a break to celebrate our 39th wedding anniversary and to purchase supplies. So, to save some money, we decided to hike to town instead of flying. Flying to town takes 30 minutes. It took us 7 hours from our front door to when we sat down for lunch in the city. […]
Rejoice always, pray without ceasing, in everything give thanks; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you. 1Th 5:16-18 As this week is our American Thanksgiving holiday, our thoughts turn to all who partner with us in the ministry to the Higaunon people of the Philippines, as well as others we […]
First of all, thank you so much for praying for us over this past month. We have seen God at work in our lives and we are very thankful for all He is doing. Once again this passage comes to mind: 1Thessalonians 5:23-24 “Now may the God of peace Himself sanctify you completely; and may […]
Greetings in Jesus’ name! Romans 15:13 “Now may the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, that you may abound in hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.“ What a wonderful message! This month has been quite busy. The first week, Lance continued translating the book of Leviticus. The […]
To borrow a phrase from Paul’s letter to the Colossians: To the saints and faithful brethren in Christ which are scattered around the world: Grace be unto you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. What a blessing to experience God’s grace and peace day by day and know He […]