Loving the Indigenous

Sharing a few highlights just as the COVID-19 pandemic hit the world. To truly do successful missions you have to …. have to …. have to ….. LOVE THE INDIGENOUS. For the next few months I will share some of these amazing moments which we undertook through Harvesters!

KENYA: A sect turns to Jesus!

Imagine burying your Messiah… No, I am not referring to Joseph of Aramanthea. George* was heartbroken. He and all the churches in his denomination had suffered a tremendous loss. For years they had followed a man who claimed to be the messiah. Recently he had become ill, and then to everyone’s shock, he died. For […]

April 22nd, 2018|Being Church, Church Planting, Cultural, Culture, Life Stories, Outreach, People, Training, Travels|

A forgotten island …

As we fly into Bluefields, Nicaragua – we are greeted by a thunderstorm ….. low clouds and gusting winds.  I find myself hugged in my seat in the small Caravan watching the pilot lining himself up with the runway.

Bluefields is connected with the presence on the Nicaraguan Caribbean coast of many pirates, subjects of powers at the time […]

November 5th, 2017|Being Church, Children, Church Planting, Culture, Life Stories, Outreach, People, Training, Travels|

Christians are leaving the faith in droves ……. thought provoking research.

An extensive study done by the Pew Research Center has yielded some fascinating information regarding the trajectory of world religions over the next four decades.

As of 2010, Christianity was the dominant world religion with roughly 2.2 billion adherents and Muslims were second with about 1.6 billion adherents. If current demographic trends continue however, Islam is expected […]

May 7th, 2015|Being Church, Bibles, Church Planting, My view, Other, People|

The power of an interpreter!

What makes a person a successful interpreter?  Who is a successful interpreter?  What qualities must they have?  Is it enough to just speak two (or more) languages fluently?  To answer these questions is not very difficult …. that is if you have worked with a few interpreters in your lifetime.  In fact I have worked […]

November 26th, 2014|Life Stories, People, Training|

I’m an early morning – traveling man!

“I’m an early morning traveling man”, I say to the frowning look of a Zimbabwean police official after  – I stopped counting – police blockade. We are usually on the road by 04:00 AM – fresh air, rising sun ….. feeling good until an early roadblock and flashing lights brings the early day to a […]

November 19th, 2014|Bibles, Outreach, People, Travels|

Called to fix broken vehicles so that Broken Hearts may be Fixed!

We have superb people serving with us in Mozambique and in God’s broader mission.  Prosper Fernando is such a guy and joined us as a missionary this year.  He always says:  “I am called to fix broken vehicles so that Broken Hearts may be Fixed in the process!”  I love that.  Here is his testimony:  […]

April 25th, 2014|Life Stories, People, Team|

Making a Difference!

We often get the opportunity to meet extraordinary men and women in the bush.   People going beyond the call of duty.  Men and women who serve and care although they have not been asked to do so.  They are not being payed … they are never covered by a headline story …. they simply […]

April 9th, 2014|Being Church, Bibles, Life Stories, Literacy, People|

Plotting goodness!

I have absolutely no doubt in my mind that all of us on this great continent has been placed here to plot random acts of goodness wherever we put our feet.   Our lifestyle changed because of this – we are like spies constantly on the lookout for areas where we can plot goodness.  Saying […]

February 24th, 2014|Life Stories, People, Women, Womens Ministry|

“FORD, e muinto forte.”

“Pastor …. pastor …. mira …spera um pouco!”  (Bush Portuguese for:  My friend …. stop …. wait a little!)  Well … I get that a lot when I drive on Mozambican roads.  Sometimes I stop … sometimes I don’t.  They stop me mostly for ‘small talk’.   And the conversation starts off by complimenting my […]

February 21st, 2014|Highlights, People|