UPDATE FOR MAY 2018 Another month has come and gone in Mada. So much is happening in any given month that it’s hard to keep up or put into words what we experience. This month we’ll just try to show a few pictures. I hope these pictures are worth a thousand words. HOW YOU CAN … More Whew!
The sound of birds this morning in my yard was startling. The creative calls, vast in spectrum and diverse in tones, even when recorded could not adequately depict the setting. We live in a town on a busy street, and yet the choir of birds was unreal. I should have been on safari, then the melodic … More CUE THE BIRDSONG
How many times in your life have you been able to completely clear your calendar? It’s rare, right? Clear my calendar. Cancel all my appointments. These are statements made only when something so serious occurs that it circumvents your schedule and forces you to make a drastic change. For many of us, an empty calendar is … More CLEAR YOUR CALENDAR
Happy Thanksgiving! We just wanted to say thank you to all of you who’ve supported us over these past five years of ministry in Madagascar.
JULY UPDATE: Over 70 disciples trained in evangelism, discipleship, and church planting. 27 new followers of Christ. 47 villages being reached weekly (4 new villages just this month). Please continue to pray for more workers among the Masikoro/Vezo people of Madagascar. #9:38 AUGUST UPDATE: 48 new believers this month! Continue to pray. #9:38 SEPTEMBER UPDATE: After … More LONG OVERDUE
History belongs to the intercessors who believe the future into being. – Walter Wink I was listening to a missions podcast recently where the host was interviewing a seasoned missionary about his life and work overseas. What struck me about the interview was not the content of the show, but rather the interruption that took place … More 9:38
Mountains serve the Lord and reveal His majesty simultaneously. We don’t merely glimpse a mountain, we are forced to take it in, it’s magnitude requires it. We could reference many landforms this way because we do indeed live on a fantastic earth but for this moment mountains will be our lens to teach us to … More MOUNTAINS
The year I was born, 1976, a meeting took place between producer John Heyman and Bill Bright to discuss a project to put the entire Bible on film. The project was eventually scaled back to only one book of the Bible, Luke. The result of that project—the Jesus film. The film has since been translated … More GRANDPA’S GENERATOR
I have a philosophy that has proved to be very helpful for my life in Madagascar. HAVE LOW EXPECTATIONS. When my expectations are low, my stress level stays under control. A fifteen minute stop at the bank. Nope. Expect three hours and be pleasantly surprised when it only takes two. A quick trip to … More MANAGING EXPECTATIONS
Labels. We may not like them, we may even hate them, but we all have them — tall, short, married, single, smart, skinny, needs improvement, overrated. Just hang out with a kid, they’ll label you in a second. “Your nose is too big!” shouts one snotty-nose child. “You dress funny!” sarcastically screams another. My latest … More THE HUNCHBACK of MANDROSOA