Friday, August 19, 2016


Today, I am grateful.

Monday evening, Mom and I weathered a tornado at her house. No one was injured and she sustained only minor property damage. God's power and His mercy were awesome to behold. We are grateful. (There's a brief video here.)

Today, Mom turns 83. I am grateful for the health and strength God has granted her. I am grateful for her faith to trust God daily with her life. Her encouragement and partnership with my Wycliffe ministry also make it possible for me to be serving in Orlando during a season of life when I did not expect to be 1,000 miles away from family. I am grateful.

I cannot express my gratitude for you, faithful prayer and financial partners. God has honored your prayers this week in ways we could not have anticipated. Your faithfulness to hold me and my family up before the Lord is such a blessing... and for you, I am grateful.

Friday, August 5, 2016

To Indy in August!

These past three weeks, we have celebrated more than 70 Wycliffe colleagues for their service in Bible translation. Thank you for your prayers for God's grace and strength as we all remained healthy and were able to connect well with our co-workers.

Saturday, I fly to Indianapolis for a visit with family and friends. I look forward to reconnecting with many of you. Lord willing, I will worship with Faith Church on August 7 and 21; with Solid Word Bible Church on August 14; and with Village Life Church in the evening on August 7. Then August 29, we have another Connection program in Orlando.

​​On another note, thanks also for your prayers about the budget gap. God has begun to provide some additional financial partners, praise His name!

Please let me know how I might be praying for you - it is an honor to partner with you in prayer.