God has brought about many changes during the last several years. I looked back at our blog before starting this post and see that the last one was made at the end of 2019. Well, there’s a good reason for it. Our lives, along with many others in the world, got turned upside down when the pandemic hit.
Every year our church here in Tanzania kicks off January with a New Year’s Day service. It’s a very lively service emphasizing the worship and praise of God- and my favorite part, people take turns sharing, every Sunday for two months, testimonies of God’s provision during the previous year. Here is a brief picture testimony […]
It’s often a challenge for a missionary to stay well connected with their ministry support team. Newsletters are essential but can only do so much. Social media and blogs work better for some than for others. Then there is the ultimate connection tool- a real live visit to the field where the stories can […]
Michael was in Thailand in November for a series of meetings. It was a blessing to get a better feel for the variety of partners working together for the fulfillment of the great commission. It’s a privilege to be a part of a bigger team. While there, he was also able to visit a cousin who […]
Michael recently had the opportunity to travel to Southeast Asia. He soon came to see it as the land of rice. Rice isn’t something new, he grew up in Colombia with plenty of rice. In other parts of South America, Mozambique and Tanzania (where he and his family currently serve) there were plenty of opportunities […]
We trust you had a wonderful Easter. It was our pleasure to celebrate the Resurrection in Swahili. We just wanted to give a quick update. Austin made it to the top of Kilimanjaro! We are very proud of all the hard work and perseverance he showed in facing this major challenge. Thank you for praying […]
What Do You Do When Your Life Sounds Like the Bad Plot to a Novel? We started the year off with a bang when our youngest daughter broke her arm. She then came down with Scarlet Fever. Severe flooding down south took out our electricity for one month…yes, a whole month. I injured my foot, […]
I usually don’t like to announce my trips (for security reasons), but I sure love to talk about them once I get back. I get to work with such amazing people in such interesting places! Like Stephen and his pastor (pictured above). I was recently in Tanzania for two and a half weeks consulting with […]
In November, I (Michael) got to meet and serve some amazing people, as I traveled from Mozambique to Tanzania to work with our co-workers and receive further consultant training. First I worked with our Tanzanian team, which now consists of seven families. It was really encouraging to see our first team member there reach what […]
Please be praying for our co-workers, Phil & Elin Henderson and Francois & Nadia Hattingh. Right now they are teaching about the sacrifice of our Saviour on the cross. Tomorrow they will share his glorious resurrection.