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Faith Comes by Hearing

18th October 2017 | 0 Comments

Almost two years ago, I got to work with a team of Banjara people in beginning the translation of God’s Word into their heart language. VanKenna, a young man in the group, had come against the wishes of his family. Indeed he was an outcast in his community ever since becoming a Christian. His father […]


Weak Faith, Powerful Answers

11th October 2017 | 0 Comments

“God,” I whispered as I finished packing my carry-on for my trip to Florida. “It’d sure be nice if someone would just give me a wad of spending money for my time in Florida.” I chuckled to myself as I finished. Where did that come from? I wondered. I’m going to Florida to work at […]


“Pendiente”

26th September 2017 | 0 Comments

In Spanish we have a word for active waiting, pendiente. It means to be available, to wait expectantly, but without angst, to anticipate but with patience.  It is not a rushed or stressful word. It is a pause, with an expectation of an end to the pause at some point. When I was a kid, […]


God’s Lavish Love is NOT a Zero-sum Game

19th September 2017 | 0 Comments

Recently Roman was interviewed by the principal of the new school he is attending this year. When the principal asked him what he knew and thought about Jesus, his response started with, “Well, I know that he is omniscient, omnipresent, and omnipotent, which means he’s basically sovereign over everything.” He went on to  address God’s […]


The Joy of the Ultimate

12th September 2017 | 0 Comments

“For me to live is Christ, to die is gain.”  This is a familiar verse for many of us. We marvel that Paul made this bold statement from a prison cell in Rome, awaiting probable execution because of his testimony. But honestly, sometimes it takes a stripping away of everything for us to truly see […]


Staying the Course

6th September 2017 | 0 Comments

Today I was reading about John the Baptist’s arrest and imprisonment. He had openly announced the Messiah, proclaiming to his own disciples, “He must increase, but I must decrease.” He had seen that Jesus came as the “Lamb of God to take away the sin of the world” not merely as some political deliverer. John, […]


Holy Ground in the Wilderness

29th August 2017 | 0 Comments

One of the true blessings of my time in Botswana this summer was our daily time of corporate singing, teaching of the word and prayer. The cultural differences peaked my interest, but more than that, they opened my eyes and my heart to a worship of God unfettered by my own “standard”. Here the pastors […]


The Washing of the Water of the Word

22nd August 2017 | 0 Comments

A favorite part of my ministry with Wycliffe Associates is the time I get to spend studying the Word with other believers from various cultures. As we work together to translate Scripture so that other minority languages can read His Word in their heart language, God takes that very Word and works it into our […]


Of Dreams and Prayers

16th August 2017 | 0 Comments

Southern Botswana is an arid place, especially in late July—their winter. A vibrant blue sky devoid of clouds greeted us each morning.  After about 3 days, I asked the team of Bible translators that I was working with, when the rains would come. It was obvious that they didn’t expect rain for at last another […]


God’s Perfect Design

8th August 2017 | 0 Comments

Our last day in Botswana; actually our flight leaves in the afternoon. The Bible translation workshop has been completed, and although I’m exhausted I feel more alive than ever. It’s as if God’s hand has physically moved among us for two weeks, and I’m in awe of the way he works. Our host, Jacob, has […]