Category: Linda Vista

Choose From Among Yourselves…

  1 Now at this time while the disciples were increasing in number, a complaint arose on the part of the Hellenistic Jews against the native Hebrews, because their widows were being overlooked in the daily serving of food. 2 So the twelve summoned the congregation of the disciples and said, “It is not desirable…


Rafa: Spirit of Murder

In my previous installment about casting out demons, I talked about a man who suddenly appeared in church at the end of my sermon on God’s Sovereignty and how the pastor and I delivered a man of some, but not all of his demons.  Click here to read the full story. At the end, we…


Being the church

“Now that’s what being the church is all about” said my friend Kathy to me on one of our regular skype meetings.  I had just finished telling her about the amazing way our church came around and supported one of the families from our congregation when they lost almost everything in a house fire. The…


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…


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…


Being a Parent

“I consider you guys like my parents, my spiritual parents, since my parents aren’t here with me I’d like for you guys to talk to the kids.”   This is what one mother told us a couple weeks ago when we asked her if she really wants us to talk to her kids about doing better…


Baptism Blessing

A few weeks ago Dylan and I got to be part of one of the biggest blessings you can experience as a Christian and missionary.  One of the young ladies who started coming to our church in Guatemala through the Celebrate Recovery program was baptised after surrendering her life to Jesus a few months ago….