“Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around.“ (Leo Buscaglia) Dear family and friends,
“Genuine thankfulness is an act of the heart’s affections, not an act of the lips’ muscles.” –John Piper Dear Family and Friends, November is now history, and I did not get a chance to send out an update on what is happening in our lives these days. Continue reading and you will get a betterContinue reading December 2022
Dear Family and Friends, A whole lot has been happening in our lives here in Florida as we minister at the retirement homes for our missionaries. I will try to be as brief as possible and yet give you some ideas on how to pray for us and our folks here.
Dear family and friends, We are thankful that Hurricane Ian is now behind us. God was so gracious to us here at NTM Homes, the folks in the Latham Center, those in our independent duplexes, and to us personally.
The Great Commission is more than a call for you or me to leave where we are and go somewhere else. There is of course, a great need for people to go, but there is a greater need for each of us to take up our own responsibility as part of the church’s response toContinue reading May 2022
Dear friends and family, We want to wish you a Happy New Year! We do not know what opportunities the Lord will bring our way through the year 2022. There are sure to be many blessings and many challenges. I am reminded of the song All the Way My Savior Leads Me (by Rich Mullins).Continue reading Winter 2022
Dear Family and Friends, “Gratitude and attitude are not challenges; they are choices.” (Robert Braathe)
Dear family and friends, A lot has been happening of late and I will attempt to share some of those experiences with you in this newsletter.
Dear family and friends, Brad and I were invited to a special birthday party this month. It was Mabel’s 99th birthday! Mabel was SO excited! Of course, we had cake and ice cream. Mabel is a real storyteller and shared about growing up in Michigan, going to the foreign mission field with her husband, andContinue reading June 2021
Jesus said unto her, “I am the resurrection, and the life: he that believeth in me, though he were dead, yet shall he live: And whosoever liveth and believeth in me shall never die.” John 11:25-26
“View your pressures no longer as burdens but as a platform for His glorious sufficiency.“ (Clarence W. Jones) Dear family and friends, It has been a while since I last wrote. It is difficult to come up with something to say when things have not really changed much in the past months and months. EvenContinue reading February 2021
Dear family and friends, “Ministry is the least important thing. You cannot not [emphasis added] minister if you are in communion with God and live in community.” Henri Nouwen
Dear family and friends, There is not much new news from here, but I have come up with a few things to share that may be of interest to you. I will close with some VERY exciting news from Papua New Guinea.
Dear family and friends, Greetings to you in the Name of Jesus! God is good!
Dear family and friends, Greetings to you from the Hulls in Sanford, Florida. The COVID-19 situation has affected us here in central Florida. I will explain that after giving a few statistics about our state, our county, as well as the city of Sanford.
Greetings in the Name of Jesus! The state of Florida is in the midst of the Coronavirus / COVID- 19 epidemic.
Dear family and friends, Greetings to you! This morning I spent some time considering what we have seen God doing in the past few weeks and months. What a wonderful exercise! I will share a few blessings with you.
Dear family and friends, Sometimes, I find it a challenge to know what I should write. It is not the case this month. I will jump right in and you will soon know why I say that.
Dear family and friends, Brad took this photo of Mr. and Mrs. Sandhill Crane (and their colt), on the property of NTM Homes. We often see sandhill cranes walking in the yards or on the soccer field. They roost at night in shallow water. They perform elaborate dancing displays in courtship and mate for life.Continue reading August 2019
Dear family and friends, Greetings in the Name of Jesus! Last week we had 3 visitors from a very special church in Pennsylvania. Brad took them over to our mission headquarters for a tour. They viewed a video of what God is doing around the world as missionaries learn language and culture, teach people toContinue reading July 2019
Dear family and friends, Greetings to you in the Name of Jesus! No man is greater than his prayer life. The pastor who is not praying is playing; the people who are not praying are straying. We have many organizers, but few agonizers; many players and payers, few pray-ers; many singers, few clingers; lots ofContinue reading April 2019
Dear family and friends, Step by Step He does not lead me, year by year Nor even day by day, But step by step my path unfolds; My Lord directs my way. Tomorrow’s plans I do not know, I only know this minute; But He will say, “This is the way, By faith nowContinue reading January 2019
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.
Dear family and friends, “Do not look forward to what may happen tomorrow; the same everlasting Father who cares for you today will take care of you tomorrow and every day. Either He will shield you from suffering, or He will give you unfailing strength to bear it.” – St. Francis de Sales
Dear family and friends, “Cemeteries interrupt the finest families. Retirement finds the best employees. Age withers the strongest bodies. With life comes change. But with change comes the reassuring appreciation of heaven’s permanence. “ Max Lucado It’s Not About Me (2004)
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