Not that long ago, Payton caravanned up to a remote village in the mountains to help deliver some relatives and the belongings of a family who had just lost their dear little boy. The immediate family drove separately with the casket in an ambulance they had rented. They had moved from their village to the […]nothing?
We’ve been back in the States for a few weeks now and it’s been awhile since we’ve heard from anybody in the church in Patpatar. One of the elders of the church named Tokiung called me from a small town almost an hour from the village. He was waiting there with his family and all […]nothing?
First stop – Ecuador, South America Soon we head out to the country of Ecuador. Ecuador is named after the equator which runs through the country. We found it interesting that the “Panama hat” is actually from Ecuador. Straw hats were woven in Ecuador and taken to Panama to be sold to canal workers. Spanish […]nothing?
Goodbye to the Patpatar After over 14 years in the tribe, we are saying goodbye to our Patpatar friends and family. In 2003, we move into a the village not knowing the Patpatar language and culture. Our goal was to learn from them and build relationships. We wanted to be able to eventually create a […]nothing?
Here’s just a few random pictures from our trip to the capital city. I usually don’t like trips because they are usually just chaotic, but this one was different. I asked God to change my perspective during it, and He did just that. A lot the work came with adjusting my expectations vs actual reality. […]nothing?
1 Thessalonians 5:23-25 Now may the God of peace Himself sanctify you completely; and may your whole spirit, soul, and body be preserved blameless at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ. He who calls you is faithful, who also will do it. Brethren, pray for us. Our last week: Our time here is quickly […]nothing?
Then he said to them, “Go your way, eat the fat, drink the sweet, and send portions to those for whom nothing is prepared; for this day is holy to our Lord. Do not sorrow, for the joy of the Lord is your strength.” Nehimiah 8:10 (NKJV) Joy for the believer is a God-given gladness […]nothing?
God’s amazing wisdom and power can be seen in every area of life. Look at vastness of the universe with its stars and planets! Or the tiny perfection of a molecule. Or the intricacies of the human body. Speechless by languages In the same way, we have the privilege of observing […]nothing?
Thank you for your prayers and support throughout 2016. We are excited to continue to be “your hands and feet” as we serve with NTM to see a Thriving Church for Every People.nothing?
Things are lot quieter around here than the last time I wrote. I’ve gone back to part time in the clinic, which has given me a lot more free -time to build up some of those relationships that fell by the wayside as I inched my way towards burnout. I’ve joined a ladies Bible study, […]nothing?