Nepal Brazil and Ethiopia: 3-3s in 3-3s Just before my recent trip to Ethiopia, I received a phone call from Pastor Samir (“Sammy”), our Divine Expedition Training National Director in Brazil, telling me that he and his Brazilian team were beginning a Phase 3 training in the northern Brazilian city of Recife. On his team … More Multiplication: 3-3s in 3-3s, 35+ in 19, and 100 in 5
STARTING IN REVERSE ORDER: FIRES – WAITING TO GO HOME As I write this, Sharon and I are at our son and daughter-in-law’s home due to a mandatory evacuation in our area as a fire is headed our way. We are confident that the fire fighters will be able to contain it before it reaches … More Nepal, Brazil, Ethiopia and Fires in Reverse
SPOKANE, WASHINGTON: HIGH SCHOOL REUNION In the past month, I have journeyed to Washington State (where I was born and raised), to Portland, Oregon (where Sharon and I met, married, and had daughters Laina and Leslie), to Switzerland, France, and Holland (where we lived and served for many years, planting churches). It almost felt like … More Journey through Life (at least it felt like it)
“WE’VE NEVER HAD A TRAINING LIKE THIS!” Friend Stan Gerlach and I traveled to San Salvador the capitol of El Salvador in Central America to launch the Global Training Network Divine Expedition training. I was really drafting behind Stan who has traveled and ministered there for many years, and organized our Phase 1 training. Over … More Salvación in San Salvador in El Salvador
A FUNERAL, TWO DEATHS, AND THREE POINTS ABOUT DEATH This past month, I spoke at a funeral of the father of a long-time friend and saw two of my friends pass into the presence of the Lord. My message at the funeral had three main points. My first point was that death is inevitable. There … More Whoosh!
FRUITFUL TRAININGS IN 2019 Looking back on the first half of 2019, we are grateful for the training and trips we have taken to Nepal twice (January and May), Israel (March), and Ethiopia (April). All of these trips were fruitful. In addition, the leaders we have trained in Uganda and Brazil are training others, who … More Training … and a Transition to Heaven