Costa Rica es muy hermosa (very beautiful)! There are a lot of national parks like La Paz. I have been blessed to be able to go to some of them. My favorite was the volcano crater. It was big. La Paz was beautiful too. And Ellie held a toucan. … Continue reading Costa Rica by Ethan
Without a doubt this year in language school has been the hardest year of our lives. However, we have seen the Lord show his faithfulness and kindness in a multitude of ways. Perhaps one of the most unexpected benefits of learning a second language has been the benefits of reading the Bible in that language, … Continue reading The Value of Reading Scripture in Another Language
In our day many of us live with calendars full to the brim and our lives have very little time for anything outside our regularly scheduled daily or weekly activities (which are often very fine activities). Over the years our family certainly fit this category although we have always been very selective in how we … Continue reading Why we accept every invitation we get…and perhaps you should too
Ten years ago the Kansas City Royals made a move that would radically change the organization from that time forward - they hired a new General Manager by the name of Dayton Moore. At that point the Royals were beyond sad when it comes to Major League Baseball teams. In fact, they had lost at … Continue reading Trust the Process – The KC Royals, Spanish and Sanctification
"Wow, I could never do what you are doing! You are giving up everything to go serve people you do not even know." "You are the most selfless and radical people we know." "You are my heroes." For many missionaries these kinds of comments are often heard when talking with well-meaning, encouraging ministry partners, friends … Continue reading Are missionaries self-centered?
Several years ago Bill Hybels, senior pastor of super-duper mega church, Willow Creek in Barrington, IL, rocked the evangelical world by confessing that one area of discipleship Willow Creek had dramatically overlooked was helping their people to become "self-feeders" on the Bible. In other words, they were excellent at reaching out to the community, getting people … Continue reading Missionaries Must be Self-feeders