July 2018

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

July 9, 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

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

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

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

June 27, 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.

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.

June 2018

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

June 2018

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

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:

June 2018

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

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.

May 24, 2018

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

May 20, 2018

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