Impromptu Mission Trip

Back in March, Missy and I were forced to move out of our house for about 5 days.  It was the result of a string of fires in Guatemala that hit us a bit closer to home than usual.  As we are in the tail end of the dry season here, there tends to be…


The Desert is Gone

One of the most intriguing bible verses that I have read to date is what Jesus says in John 14:12.  It challenges my faith to the core and makes me question if I truly believe: Truly, truly, I say to you, he who believes in Me, the works that I do, he will do also;…


Pray for Your Leaders!

*I’ll start this off by saying it is not a political opinion article nor is it a rant on the current political atmosphere.  I will encourage you, however, to contemplate what I’m about to say as something applicable to anyone placed in a leadership position over you, not just church.* The Apostle Paul wrote in…


Spiritual Healing Team Report

By now most of you know that every year I have been going to translate for a special team that comes down in November to pray in different mountainous areas of the country.  We’ve mentioned it in a few newsletters and even posted some blogs about them.  One thing we never really shared, however, is…


The Man Who Speaks the Bible

“In all your ways acknowledge Him, and He will make your paths straight.” – Proverbs 3:6 This is the favored verse of an ex drug addict, alcoholic, hustler, womanizer, liar, cheat, and thief.  It’s amazing how God can use a shot to the face to change a life. I met Ervin when we began our…


The Method of Missions

I’m taking this title from my devotional today (October 27).  Last year amongst my late grandfather’s collection of books I found an original copy of Oswald Chambers’ My Utmost for His Highest.  I have always heard about it and decided to start reading it.  It’s a great way to start your day.  Short, sweet, and to…


Furlough # 2

Missy and I learned a few things last year when we were on furlough.  As many of you recall, it was very fast paced and tiresome for us.  We remembered that there are many more summer hours in a day in the U.S. than there are in Guatemala because of our relative closeness to the…