Monthly Archives: March 2011

Great Things in My Absence

For a prayer-update on our son Tim, you can download this note. The reports and love that came from Africa as I departed prematurely were very heart-warming.  It’s quite humbling to realize that effective prayers are coming from every corner … Continue reading

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Good News, a Personal Emergency, and a Miracle

The good news is that I completed the most crucial part of my trip to Africa and had just enough time to introduce the new curriculum that our leaders there will be implementing over the next few weeks.  (Our plan … Continue reading

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2000 Baptisms in 2011

The regional Kenya team has set a goal for 2,000 baptisms in 2011.  This is not just about numbers or getting people wet.  They are motivated to see lives changed by the love and grace of Jesus. This week, we … Continue reading

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Money: What are the Hindrances to Being Blessed and a Blessing?

Over the past several months, we have worked alongside our African leaders to identify some of the strongholds that keep people in poverty.  I will be working with them, on this trip, to begin using a discipleship curriculum that addresses … Continue reading

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Do You Just Love Jesus?

As I take a day to recoup from travel, I find my heart and mind are swimming with several things: Appreciation for you rocket launchers back home (see next post). A love for Africans, their spirit, their faith, their richness … Continue reading

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Are You an SRB?

Ha.  Yes, that’s an “R” not an “O” Brooks was writing some praying friends here at home about how much it means to have people praying when we are on the field.  The space shuttle came to mind (who would … Continue reading

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Don’t Leave Home Without Her

I have autoposted this so that you receive it while I am flying somewhere over Europe right now. Just a quick note that I am traveling solo this trip, without Brooks, who will be returning to Africa with me in … Continue reading

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