“It is not by giving us back what He has taken that our God teaches us His deepest lessons, but by patiently waiting beside us till we can say: I accept the will of my God as good and acceptable and perfect, for loss or for gain.” – Amy Carmichael

1st Congregational Church

Reflections on 200 Years of American Missions Work

March 13th, 2012

  Boston, MA: February 6, 2012 Just a few weeks ago, I stood on the steps of this church with […]

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PONDERING THE PATHS

April 11th, 2012

In a little over a year…. Burma to Brooklyn And many other stops in between Thanking the Lord for the […]

The Forgotten Children of India

March 30th, 2013

  March 2013.  As Jo Beth and I surveyed the area for unreached peoples, we journeyed along the road east […]

ASIANS REACHING ASIANS

June 30th, 2013

May 2013.  Michael’s travel schedule took him on a series of quick flights to Thailand, where he joined a conference […]

TRACKING DOWN the “BIG FIVE”

September 17th, 2013

Our flight from Atlanta to Johannesburg, South Africa, was a 16-hour marathon crossing.  Many of our fellow passengers were apparently […]

GOD’S SPOKEN WORD IN AFRICAN LANGUAGES

August 31st, 2014

August, 2014.  Michael recently returned from Kenya and Uganda, where he heard testimonies of believers in Christ from neighboring countries […]

THE DAY THE WALL CAME DOWN – 25 YEAR REFLECTIONS

November 9th, 2014

On this day in history–9 November 1989–we were sitting in language classes in the tiny village of Staufen, West Germany.  […]

Taking God’s Word to Tanzania

October 19th, 2015

September 2015.  Michael flew to Johannesburg, took a connecting flight to Dar es Salaam, followed by a dusty 7-hour bus ride to […]

Pastor’s Conference in Ukraine

December 21st, 2015

December 2015.  We were privileged to challenge approximately 300 pastors and over a hundred women who serve in various church ministries […]

CZECH LUMINARIES

February 15th, 2016

February 2016.  On the eve of the new year we boarded an overnight flight to Amsterdam, then spent the remainder […]