Dear Family and Friends, Here we thought that retirement would mean lots and lots of time for visiting family (ours are far away), and time to rap with former fellow workers of Ethnos360. But it is surprising how full our lives can be with just, well, just living. Medical appointments, paper work of all sorts,Continue reading End of the year 2018
Dear friends, The picture above captures one of my favorite moments of the semester: while teaching the Indian Bible College Core Values to the twelve students in my Human Relationships class, our new President’s Cabinet came into the class to help model our fourth Core Value (team leadership).
May your Christmas be blessed In a multitude of ways By Him who is worthy of all our praise! Jesus Christ Son of God. Light of the World Alpha and Omega – The Beginning and The End The Word The Worthy One Prince of Peace Emmanuel – God is with us King of Kings MessiahContinue reading Christmas Blessing 2018
Great news to end the year about the latest course taught at Green River, Papua New Guinea! A missionary retired in Australia wrote this about the course, “AWESOME.”
Today in the town of David a Savior has been born to you; he is the Messiah, the Lord. Luke 2:11 It has certainly been a wonderful year for us. We started teaching at Koropa in February and now we are teaching four or five believers through the book of Acts. We should be finishedContinue reading Christmas 2018
What a year it has been! The Lord has blessed and protected and gone before me every step of the way! I am so thankful that the King of Kings came from heaven as a baby and lived and died to save me from my sins. Hallelujah, what a Savior.
Hanger Info Funding for the Office Manager position is coming in slowly, and has covered Bethany’s hours so far. Thank you so much to those who have chosen to support this need. Bethany is efficient and focused as she flies through the tasks given to her. Wish we could keep her, as she has beenContinue reading December 2018
A few years ago, a Korean woman who manages an auto repair garage heard that one of her mechanics was a believer and teaching God’s word in a chronological order. She wanted to hear the word and invited all of her workers to join in the studies every Saturday. She and many of her workersContinue reading December 2018
Great Expectations! What does that phrase bring to mind? Maybe Charles Dickens unforgettable classic? Hopefully it suggests some happier prospect for you — perhaps some potential you foresee soon coming to fruition? Maybe optimism regarding happy holiday plans? The things we dream of in life may or may not transpire according to our highly wishedContinue reading December 2018
Dear Team Members, This year sure has flown by!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! We trust it has been an encouraging one for you. We know, for many it has been a difficult year. We trust this coming year will be an encouraging one! We hear folk complaining about the VA – Veteran’s Administration – BUT we have always beenContinue reading December 4, 2018
Dear family and friends Wow! It’s been three weeks since last update. I am getting a bit slack aren’t I? The first two of these weeks, our numbers were down as Dolis was sick and Ekesue’s younger sister or cousin drowned in the river so Robert and Ekesue have been up at her village. ButContinue reading December 1, 2018
In May of this year, I completed 36 years of ministry among Native Americans, 27 of which have been at Indian Bible College. How grateful I am for the lifelong friends God has blessed me with both in Flagstaff and in New Mexico. Those I left behind when I came to teach at Indian BibleContinue reading December 2018
Dear family and friends, “May our thoughts turn often, in our gratitude, to the Lord of harvest— Giver of all good.” (James H. Fillmore, Sr. 1849–1936) Brad and I are GRATEFUL. We have many reasons for this, and I will share a few of those with you.
Happy Thanksgiving, my friends! This year’s “Thanksgiving edition” of my update is going to start with the prayer requests, then move to ALL the things I am thankful for.
Thank you so much for your love, prayers and gifts! We are deeply grateful for your part in reaching the Hewa people with the love of Jesus. Thank you!
A few years ago, Moses’ elder brother was killed in a tribal fight. Then his younger brother was killed a few years later in a tribal fight. His missionary asked us to protect him until the fighting stopped. He was a joy to have and a good student. He got through some courses and thenContinue reading November 2018
Dear family and friends In the last two weeks we have been going through the story of Cornelius. Last week we looked at how he and all his family were devout and God-fearing; he gave generously to those in need and prayed to God regularly. But Cornelius did not know Jesus. I asked them ifContinue reading November 2018
Dear Ministry Partners, It is hard to believe that November is already here and with it the winter months closing in quickly. In our last letter we were making plans for my departure to Asia Pacific. Little did I know at that time what was in store for me on this trip.
Dar Friends, Thanks so much for your prayers! I am happy to report that my visa for Papua New Guinea has arrived and my passport is back in my hands once again! What a relief!! The same day as my visa arrived, I was able to purchase tickets. I keep marvelling at the Lord’s provision.Continue reading November 2018
Sorry we haven’t updated in a while…it’s not because there’s nothing happening, that’s for sure! We’ve been in Palau, the adjoining island nation, all summer, as Amos is working on building a new hangar for PMA there. We were also covering for another missionary family on furlough.
For once this was an easy update to write since someone else did the groundwork! Thank you, Sepik Regional co-ordinator Greg Greenlaw! The attached update states a current need for prayer on behalf of 6 unreached people groups in our region of PNG. Won’t you please be praying with us for laborers to be aContinue reading November 2018
The San Carlos Apache Reservation is not the place a visitor might anticipate God would raise up a Godly leader for His glory. Butted up against the White Mountain Apache Reservation, east of Phoenix and south of Flagstaff, the San Carlos Apache Reservation instead might inspire a sense of despair. According to recent statistics, theContinue reading November 2018
“For everything there is a season, and a time for every matter under heaven–” Eccl. 3:1 ESV We are welcoming the arrival of the fall season here in Kennewick. Cool nights, crisp days with the autumn leaves presenting a kaleidoscope of color. Quite a contrast to the hot, smoky days of summer. During those recentContinue reading Fall 2018
Equipping Workers for the Harvest Where do you fit? This question is asked or stated on numerous occasions. “What’s my purpose? Can I rephrase? Where do I fit?” A puzzle has several pieces and each need to be in the right place in order to have a complete puzzle. We are all God’s gift toContinue reading Autumn 2018
Dear team members, It has been way too long since we’ve sent out an update. Much has happened over the past few months, as most of you know. Thanks for your faithful support for us, even though we have not been the best communicators.