Thirty Days in this Strange World

Thirty days ago a colleague and I were in Ethiopia wrapping up a very encouraging week of training. A major part of the beauty of the week was that the vast majority of the training was carried on by Ethiopian leaders we had the privilege of preparing and coaching.  I have long believed missions should […]

A Time To Pray

I suspect it won’t surprise you to hear that God has stirred me to pray with more focus and clarity these days. While I served as a pastor I always treasured those times when faithful followers of Jesus would send a message to let me know they were praying specifically for me and other leaders […]

Hawassa Ethiopia March 2020

Well, the trip home was interesting. With the Corona virus spreading and the media coverage spreading even faster, it was challenging to know how to wisely discern next steps. While we were in Ethiopia we were also spared much of the news. With limited wifi, we would only catch a few minutes of CNN when […]

The Kingdom of God is at Hand

Now after John was arrested, Jesus came into Galilee, proclaiming the gospel of God, and saying, “The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God is at hand; repent and believe in the gospel.”  Mark 1:14–15 Very early in his ministry Jesus declared the kingdom of God was at hand. An overcoming kingdom right in […]

Serving the Glory of God – November 2019

Two days ago I returned home from my most recent training trip to the Philippines. It was a trip filled with twists and turns, new and familiar storylines. I was so impressed again with the followers of Jesus I met along the way. I was reminded, the Lord has His people scattered in many places […]

Unity Cranks the Volume

It’s hard to believe it was just two weeks ago that I arrived home from our training in Northern Uganda. The route home took an add route through Johannesburg, South Africa and a fifteen hour flight to Atlanta. Three legs and twenty-one hours of flying time makes for a long commute home from work. It’s […]

Multiplying Leaders – India, July 2019

I returned from a training site in India last week that was such an encouragement! The focus of what the Lord was doing landed on my heart with great joy repeatedly throughout my time. I shouldn’t be more specific about the location simply because any attention on those believers could make life and ministry more […]

May 2019 Gulu Uganda and a Taste of Glory

Years ago someone posed this question… “If you knew you couldn’t fail, what would you most want to do?” That question has pressed me to think differently about the days and seasons of my life. After I became a follower of Jesus, another seismic shift took place when I became convinced of two things: First, […]

Ready for Take-Off

Gulu, Uganda  January 2019 Romans 12:4-6. For as in one body we have many members, and the members do not all have the same function, 5 so we, though many, are one body in Christ, and individually members one of another. 6 Having gifts that differ according to the grace given to us, let us […]