Happy Anniversary to Austin & Betty Gardner

I just wanted to wish a happy anniversary to some very special friends of ours, the Gardners.  Bro. Gardner has been a friend and mentor of mine for the last 7 years.  I first met him when I was at Crown College and then had the privilege to train under his ministry for six months in Peru […]

Great to Hear of How God Provided for Julio Soncco

I just got this update from Austin Gardner about his son-in-law who needed work done on his heart.  It is amazing how God provides. Well our son in law, Julio Soncco, is in need of a pace maker. We have all been praying that God would raise the funds. The kid is in his mid […]

Dealing with Death

Yesterday evening, Teri and I went down to the wake for the mother of one of the ladies in Ronnie Smith’s church.  The wake is a time when the relatives and family of the deceased gather to remember, grieve, and celebrate the life of the person who has passed on.  I do not understand it […]


The last 5 Thursday evenings, I have gone fishing with a young man whom I am mentoring as part of a community program to mentor young people who are at risk of breaking the law.  Tonight as were fishing, we were again unsuccessful at catching any fish.  It reminded me of evangelism and church planting […]

Pray for Jeff Krontz – Bulgaria

I just read the following on Fred Kindhart’s blog and wanted to encourage you to be in prayer.  Here is a message and prayer request from the Krontz family in Bulgaria. Let’s pray God does great things there in this upcoming Campaign and that many souls will be saved and added to the church. —————————————————————— […]

Spiritual Condition of Europe

The following article gives insight into the spiritual condition of Europe:  “The European church has suffered a prolonged and wearisome decline since the 18th century Enlightenment. Following World War II, the decline became quite steep. For years, theologians, pastors, and churchgoers have bemoaned the inert state of the European church. A recent Wall Street Journal article, however, […]

The Second Man Blog

My good friend Mark Coffey just started a blog about helps, ideas, and growth for those who are in a support role in ministry.  In my opinion, Mark has alot to teach everyone, not just second men, about leadership, servanthood, maturity, and many other aspects of ministry.  Click here to go to his blog.

Kevin Hall

I had a good talk yesterday morning via Skype with Missionary Kevin Hall in South Africa.  He has been a friend of mine now for about 8 years.  He and his wife Corli are being greatly used of God, and I am really excited about their ministry.  He is going to be coming up and preaching […]

Pray for Julio Soncco

I would like to ask you to pray for a good friend of mine, Julio Soncco, who really needs a pacemaker.  He and his wife are missionaries in Peru, and are doing a great work for God.  He currently has raised $3,700 of the $10,000 to $15,000 needed for the operation.  You can contact him by […]

Missional Marketing

I thought this article had some good things to think about as we try to use media and literature to reach out to people in various cultures. Click here to read the article.