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What Keeps You from Going?


If everyone is a missionary, then no one is.

If “my mission field is the ground beneath my feet,” as some have said, then why should we expend the energy or resources to go to a foreign land and learn a new language and culture? In fact, it would be a waste of resources to do […]

February 8th, 2017|Being Church, Cultural, Culture, General, My view, Outreach, Travels|

Chad – Part 2: A Bible in the desert

The echoes for the morning prayer still rings in our ears when more than 70 pastors surreptitiously gathers in a quiet gathering close to one of the many mosques surrounding us.  The men and women gathering makes up the core of our church-planters in the Republic of Chad.  With a country dominated by Muslims planting […]

February 6th, 2017|Bibles, Church Planting|

Why Giants don’t scare me anymore!

Why Giants Don’t Scare Me Anymore

Giants always seem unbeatable at first. Goliath stood in the way of victory for Israel, but was felled by faith. For a first century Christian, as fellow believers were used as torches to light up Nero’s garden parties, the Roman Empire must have looked unassailable. However, within a few centuries […]

January 19th, 2017|Uncategorized|

The Dead Heart of Africa ……

It’s 2’o Clock in the morning – we have long ago left the dry wind of the Sahara desert.  We are speeding through the dark of night and my GPS confirms the fact that we are in dangerous territory.  The nearly full moon lights up the Cameroon jungle far away.  The route is well known […]

January 16th, 2017|Being Church, Children, Church Planting, Leadership, Outreach, Training|

Mission’s Dark Secret

Mission activity has increased dramatically over the past decades. Reports coming from the field – particularly from those nations in harvest, range from encouraging to excellent. Millions across the globe are coming to Christ each year. Thousands of new churches are being planted. Let the celebrations begin… or not?

As the founder and President of Harvesters […]

December 9th, 2016|Uncategorized|

Why not a plant a church at the Bus Stop?

I have visited Rwanda on several occasions.  It started to be a place of reconciliation for me.  The country taught me much.  Its sad history turned out to save my heart in many ways.  The people are gentle – kind – compassionate.
We have been planting churches for the last 3 years in Kigali and surrounding […]

December 8th, 2016|Uncategorized|

Running at the speed of light

I am ashamed that I have been so awfully quiet the last few months.  Since my last report ….. I have just about been to 2 continents and nearly 10 countries. While I catch up on some of the stories and highlights a short movie on what we have really been up to.

A special word […]

November 24th, 2016|Uncategorized|

Running through burning Mozambique

We arrive late afternoon at an important depot for Bibles deep in into the bush of Mozambique’s central province.    The dirt road is difficult to travel on.  The area is classified by the local village as a hot spot in the recent violence that flared up early 2016 between Frelimo forces of the government […]

July 14th, 2016|Uncategorized|

All in a days work – and a miracle! – Part 2

Kisumu, Kenya:  I’m getting use to Kisumu and its weather.  Hot and humid as most of the places I go to these days.  I’ve heard that our 20 pastors in training will be waiting for us at 06:00 am!  I woke before any chicken could announce the new day.  After a quick breakfast Herbie and I […]

April 12th, 2016|Being Church, Church Planting, Education, Life Stories, Uncategorized|

From a jail cell to a church-planter

I am struggling to finish my warm coke as the Kenya Airways captain announces that our short flight has come to an end.   The short flight from Nairobi  was a bumpy one as I find myself in Kisumu on the Rift Valley in Kenya in the Nyanza Province.  Kisumu is a Luo word that […]

April 3rd, 2016|Being Church, Church Planting, Life Stories|