The last few weeks have been some of the craziest times I have witnessed in my short lifetime. Y2K was crazy when the fear of crashed computers and the possible fall out when we turned our clocks to 2000. 9/11 was another crazy time as we watched what happened after the horrible events in New … Continue reading What Pandemics Reveal About Us
Every day when we wake up, check our news feeds on our phones, or our favorite national news there seems to be new cases of the Coronavirus. The news stokes fear because fear is what keeps people coming back to their channel. The fear of the coronavirus has caused stores to run out of their … Continue reading Coronavirus And Canceling Your Short-Term Missions Trip?
Living in Mexico has provided a different perspective on the rhetoric we often hear in the United States in regards to its neighboring country to the south. My family crosses the San Diego/Tijuana border regularly and we also do some work in Tijuana with immigrants, refugees, and deportees at a local church. Many times, what … Continue reading “Don’t Go to Mexico!” – Why Context Matters
What’s your favorite pie? Mine is chocolate pie. I typically don’t like pie, but chocolate silk pie I will eat all day. Growing up in a mid-west farming church that loved potlucks there was always pie a the end of the line. What was funny is that people typically didn’t go back to the table … Continue reading There is a hole in the roof!
Short-term mission trips can be one of the biggest life-changing moments in our lives. Going to another city, another country to learn, serve, and grow is a privilege some of us have in this world that few others do. As Americans, most of us have been blessed with so much and it is good to … Continue reading Don’t Go on a Short-Term Mission Trip Unless You are Willing to do These 4 Things.
There they were, minding their own business, mending nets with their dad. They had been a fisherman for as long as they could remember. They had learned their trade and was doing pretty well for fisherman during their day. They had a good life. It was simple, they knew what to expect for the most … Continue reading Waiting for What?
There are many people we meet in our lives that have encouraged us, inspired us and shaped us. For me, it was a man who was a missionary in India for over 40 years. He heart, passion, and dedication for the people of India and for Jesus were unlike anything I had ever seen before. … Continue reading Made for the Extraordinary
This summer is almost over and there are many who have traveled the nation and the world on short-term mission trips. We have had incredible experiences partnering with other ministries, churches, and organizations. We've made new friends, new prayer partners, and hopefully, everyone including those who hosted groups has changed and grown closer to what God … Continue reading Your Short-Term Mission Trip Isn’t Over