Adventures with Allison If you were one of those who threw away my August 2017 glossy card, mistaking it for an advertisement for basement cleanup services, you missed out on a scary yet humorous story about my emergency renovation last summer. So this June God gave us all another opportunity to experience Basement Disasters 2.0.Continue reading July 2018
Dear Co-Laborers, Our last letter to you was dated May 7. We had no idea when we wrote that letter what the next day would hold for us as on the evening of May 8 we received news letting us know that my parents had both been instantly killed in a truck-car crash. Apparently, dadContinue reading July 9, 2018
The Ethnos360 Connection Center Pre-field Orientation (PFO) was held over 10 days and went very well. It was a blessing to meet face to face with these new associate members who I had worked with in the application process over the last year. Also, it was great to connect with friends who serve onContinue reading Summer 2018 Update
This is Diau Wiom. Not long after I arrived in his village in 1972, Diau was given a long service vacation from his work as an aid post orderly. He was older than me, but he had a good understanding of Pidgin English which made him an excellent language helper. He was one of theContinue reading July 2018
Sorry to be a few days late. It has been an interesting summer thus far. Praise God I was able to finish my class with Columbia International University. It was an exhausting, rewarding, fascinating class and I am grateful to have learned a significant amount of new information. May God us it in my lifeContinue reading July 2018
Dear Team Members, G’Day from wet Florida!!!!!!! As I was typing this it was thundering and lightning in our area!! We think this is the wettest year since we arrived 11 years ago this month. We are trying to be prepared for hurricane season this year. Last year when hurricane Erma hit Florida we leftContinue reading July 2018
Last month this timely and highly relevant note came out on the Ethnos360 weekly prayer bulletin from our mission headquarters in Sanford Florida: How does this process of discipleship work? Not quickly. It requires years of patient modeling and mentoring. Thriving Churches Need Disciplers – What does it mean to have a ‘thriving church’? AccordingContinue reading July 2018
Dear friends and family The start of phase 2 at Koropa got off to a slow start. Tuesday afternoon the village was deserted and no one came that night. I was a bit discouraged and wondered if anyone was going to come this week.
We were in a remote area named Aziana. We were invited for two reasons; firstly to speak to a group of church leaders and their wives. What an earnest and eager group! What a great time in the Word.
Dear Friends, What a week it has been. Last Monday I had surgery to remove my gallbladder, the first time I’ve ever been in the operating room. It has taken me a few days to recover and I still have to take it easy for another couple of weeks. So far there have been noContinue reading June 26, 2018
Dear Friends, Greetings from PERTH.. my, it has been cold! It seemed there wasn’t much in the way of autumn.. and all of a sudden WINTER is here. However, I am still endeavouring to walk most weekday mornings.
Dear family and friends, “You thought God was to hear and answer you by making everything straight and pleasant – not so are nations or churches or men and women born; not so is character made. God is answering your prayers in His way.” Missionary Mary Slessor, Mary Slessor of Calabar (1917) Greetings in theContinue reading June 2018
Greetings all, Jeanne and I want to again thank you for your prayers this past month as we have gone through the loss of both my parents. So many of you have sent emails letting us know that you are praying for us and we appreciate this so much. We have so many emails inContinue reading June 2018
This update is written by Hollie Dodd. She and her husband Brent are one of our pilot families living in Mexico. These stories are just the end result of your support of Paul and I and this ministry. Each one of us are part of the chain that goes down into Mexico and impacts heartsContinue reading UIM June 2018 update
Dear friends and family Tuesday night it rained so we had the lesson in the house. It was Jesus’ entry into Jerusalem on the donkey, the last supper and His betrayal and arrest. It was a small group but Robert and Ekesue were there. I didn’t see them at all last week so it wasContinue reading 17th week of teaching – June 12-14
Greetings from Steve and Sandy Aholt, We say with heartfelt gratitude “thank you” to each one of you who have sacrificially prayed and given financially over these years to assist us in our labor for Christ. He has faithfully given to you and you have been faithful in giving back to His greatest desire –Continue reading June 2018
Dear family and friends This week started off a bit disappointing. Tuesday night it rained so we had the lesson in the house and only three of the regulars were there. It was the feeding of the 5,000 and we went over the story again next morning before we went into Jesus’ confrontation with theContinue reading 16th week of teaching – June 5-7
Dear Friends, Thanks so much for your prayers for me the past month. I am happily settled into my new home in Wetaskiwin, although I’m still doing battle with the weeds and bushes in my back yard!! It’s nice to finally unpack the boxes and bags that have been in storage for years! So manyContinue reading June 2018
I am working feverishly to get caught up on my time-sensitive projects so I can begin some family vacation, but wanted to take a few minutes to update you on the end-of-the year events that you were praying for. Celebration weekend was amazing! Here is a breakdown on what took place May 24-26:
Dear friends and family This time Heti went with me. They had some heavy rain in the Upper Bena valley so we had a bit of a slippery slidey ride up there. That night it came in to rain again so we had the lesson in the house. The lesson was the man with theContinue reading 15th Week of Teaching – May 29-31
Two of our security guard employees are “cousin-brothers” and always come to the office together on pay day. They like to just sit a spell soaking in the quiet in the air-conditioning away from the heat, humidity and hassles of life. I often have to remind myself that silence, though awkward for me, is probablyContinue reading June 2018
Reading through my class evaluations a few days ago I encountered one that came from a very angry student. I don’t know if it was just a bad day, but this student caught me completely off guard. If I were to believe what this person wrote, I might as well quit ministry right now.
Dear Team Members, G’Day from rainy Florida, BUT it is needed so we are not complaining. We trust this finds you well and encouraged in the Lord. Charlie’s biopsy from his colonoscopy was benign for which we are thankful. Esther still does not have the result from the scan on her head to see ifContinue reading May 24, 2018
Dear friends and family Heti didn’t go up again this week. He was picking his mother’s coffee. Tuesday night I taught the lesson on Jesus’ baptism. We had taught them the trinity before but this lesson gives a graphic view of the trinity and how they worked together at the beginning of Jesus’ ministry. NextContinue reading 14th week of teaching – May 22-24
It has been a while since we’ve sent one of these out. I (Jim) had pneumonia and then we both got a gastric bug, but we are on the mend. As you can see, this is an isolated airstrip in the Pawaia Tribe. We presently have a team of 4 teachers in there teaching CourseContinue reading May 20, 2018