August 2023

Well Done! Dear Friends, Greetings from the center of the oven that we call Texas. Record-breaking heat and extremely dry conditions have been the big story in this part of the country. I know many of our farmers and ranchers are enduring a second straight difficult summer. For the rest of us, it just meansContinue reading August 2023

December 2022

Merry Christmas!…and a Blessed New Year to you in 2023! Dear friends,   We are grateful as we look back on another year of ministry and God’s faithfulness to our family. A few highlights from 2022:

Autumn 2022

Open Doors Dear friends, Who’s ready for autumn? After the Texas summer we have just endured, we’re enjoying some cooler days and (finally) some rain. As the rain waters the ground and softens the soil of our yard, I think about the softened hearts of people around the world who are eagerly hearing the GospelContinue reading Autumn 2022

June 2022

Heating Up Dear friends, Whew. I’m not sure what it’s like in your part of the world, but here in Texas it’s not even officially summer yet and we’ve already had multiple days over 100F. Looks like it’s going to be a long, hot summer! Ministry these past few months has also been heating upContinue reading June 2022

Winter 2021

Celebrating God’s Faithfulness in 2021 Dear friends, Merry Christmas and Blessed New Year to you all. We know 2021 has been a difficult year for many. Personally, we have lost several people among our friends to COVID-19, and many others severely ill or hospitalized. Our hearts grieve for those we have lost this year.

November 2021

Thankful Dear friends, It’s already November, and we are overdue for an update to all of you. The good side of that is that ministry opportunities have been plentiful, and so we are thankful for the Lord opening doors both here in College Station and around the state of Texas! A few highlights:

Summer 2021

Change of Pace Dear friends, Greetings from College Station! Trust you all are doing well and finding joy in the grace of our Lord Jesus. Summertime is an interesting time in A&M land. Most churches and ministries take a bit of a “siesta” until the Fall semester starts in August. This has meant a bitContinue reading Summer 2021

February 2021

Getting Established Dear friends, We pray you are staying warm wherever you happen to be in the world. I read that our temperatures here in Texas were colder last night than those in Anchorage, Alaska. I believe it. We remember weather like this from our year in Canada (2001), but we’ve not experienced Texas winterContinue reading February 2021

April 2020

This is a very brief update for reasons that will become clear as you read on. The events of the past few weeks have left very few places untouched throughout the world including Papua New Guinea. We’ve been following closely the unfolding events in North America and Europe including toilet paper shortages and “shelter atContinue reading April 2020

January 2020

Celebrating God’s Faithfulness in 2019 Dear friends, Thank you for your prayers for us in this eventful year. There have been many joys and several challenges in this past year of life and ministry. We appreciate your faithfulness in prayer, encouragement, and giving that allow us to continue in ministry.

November 2019

On the cusp of some exciting things… Thankfulness Dear friends, ‘Tis the season to be thankful! It is a wonderful tradition to have a time of year where we pause to be particularly Thankful to God for his abundant blessings and care. As I read God’s Word, I see over and over that Thankfulness isContinue reading November 2019

April 2019

Love is in the air! Dear friends, Since we last wrote you right around Christmas, much has happened. We are excited to share some big news with you both on the home front and the ministry front as well.

January 2019

Dear friends, As we pause to look back over 2018, we remember a year of difficult trial and joyful celebration. We see God’s faithfulness in my dad’s illness and passing, and God’s faithfulness in Ben and DakotaKate’s marriage just two days ago. God’s faithfulness yesterday gives us confidence and courage as we step into 2019Continue reading January 2019

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.

Time to Join the Battle!

Dear Prayer Warriors, This is a different kind of update. We are making a plea to you that has been on our hearts for some time, and it provides a new opportunity for you to be a vital part of reaching the unreached in Papua New Guinea in an even deeper way.

December 2017 and New Year 2018

Wrapping Up

As we wrote back in August (has it been that long?) we are heading back to Texas in a couple of weeks for a six month home assignment. We are grateful for God’s provision already to us for some physical needs. We are thankful to Grace Bible Church in College Station for the provision of a house to live in during this time. Just by God’s grace, the house is just a couple of streets over from where our 3 sons are already living as they attend Texas A&M. We look forward to spending some special time with them in the coming months.

August 2017

Dear friends,

We had a great summer in the coastal town of Madang, casting a missions vision to 19 college-aged students in our six-week Interface program. I was able to teach, and Becky and the girls provided kitchen help for the program. The students attended classes on tribal missions, learned some of the local language, visited established national churches and remote bush locations, and heard the testimonies of many, many missionaries who work in both tribal and support ministries.