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!
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
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
I fell out of my family’s green Ford Maverick when I was about 4 years old. I remember it vividly. My dad was driving my sister and I to a Lawson’s convenience store and somehow my foot got wedged in the door handle. As we were approaching an intersection…whoosh…plop. I fell out. The incident left me no bodily scars, … More LET GO
I like surprises. I know some hate them, but deep down do they really? Jane Austen wrote, “Surprises are foolish things. The pleasure is not enhanced, and the inconvenience is often considerable.” I disagree. I remember one surprise in particular that was especially shocking. The last summer before Erin and I were to marry I … More SURPRISES
We are training local believers in our home church in Toliara to reach the village of Tsianisiha. The village has no church, but we are praying for person’s of peace to open the door to the gospel.
Basically, the day is a church mission trip. The team of believers from our attending church is traveling to a town 2 hours north where we understand there may be some believers but no church. The task of the team is to walk the dirt paths of the town, talk to people, and share the … More A MALAGASY MISSIONS TRIP