When Work is Poetic

The opportunity to travel and train these days has been more complex due to covid. A surge in cases several weeks ago brought more restrictions in Uganda. We requested and were granted permission to meet with the church leaders we have been training in Northern Uganda the first week of September. Our study in this […]

God Will

We wait in hope for the LORD; he is our help and our shield.In him our hearts rejoice, for we trust in his holy name. May your unfailing love be with us, LORD, even as we put our hope in you. Psalms 33:20-22 Lord willing I plan to travel to Northern Uganda with two faithful […]

If the Lord Wills

Come now, you who say, “Today or tomorrow we will go into such and such a town and spend a year there and trade and make a profit”— 14 yet you do not know what tomorrow will bring. What is your life? For you are a mist that appears for a little time and then […]

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 […]