I vividly remember one particular discussion in an Introduction to Church Planing class while in seminary. We were talking about a statistic that showed the average life of house churches was 18 months. During the discussion I raised my hand and asked why house churches were not more successful. The response of the professor has … Continue reading Success in Missions: Longevity is not Necessarily Success
Everyone knows that it is always easier to see the faults of others than our own. This is true with sin also. In fact, not only is it easier to see other people's sin, it is easier to hate other people's sin more than our own. As a result, we can often be very bothered … Continue reading Hating My Own Sin
In previous years I have tried to create goals at the beginning of each new year. However, I have often had trouble following through on these goals over the duration of the year because they have either been too complicated and/or I have had too many. Moreover, once I have fallen off … Continue reading My Goals for 2018
Dear Aspiring Missionary, Over the last 4.5 years that I have been involved in missions (2 years on staff at a missionary training school and 2 on the field) I have seen many people with the same ambition as yourself - to be a cross-cultural missionary. These men and women have pursed training and sought … Continue reading A letter to an aspiring missionary – Be a good church member
"And Jesus went throughout all the cities and villages, teaching in their synagogues and proclaiming the gospel of the kingdom and healing every disease and every affliction. When he saw the crowds, he had compassion for them, because they were harassed and helpless, like sheep without a shepherd. Then he said to his disciples, “The harvest is plentiful, but the … Continue reading My Prayer for Pastors
Desaguadero, Peru lies about 12,500 ft elevation and is just off of Lake Titicaca. We worked through the week teaching on prayer, an overview of the New Testament and the character of a pastor. Click on the title to see the pics below.
One day when we were living in TX I came out of my room and said I want to be a believer. And my dad said ok we need to start a bible study on one day a week. Over the next few months I started to learn about the gospel, my sin, and my … Continue reading My testimony by Ethan