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
“Four Christians, Including U.S. Woman, Arrested from Hotel in Nepal” This is the news we received the day before our scheduled flight to Nepal April 25th. The April 24, 2019 New Delhi Morning Star News reported that Police from Dang Deukhuri District of Nepal arrested four Christians from a hotel early Tuesday morning (April 23) on … More Nepal: Arrests, Cancellation, and What Followed
TWO WEEKS IN ETHIOPIA Mark and Gayll Phifer-Housman and I just completed two week of teaching and training in two cities in Ethiopia. We were joined by long-term friend Richard Wallace from Madrid. It was like the book of Acts in terms of the things that are being done and the stories of the people … More It Was Like Living in the Book of Acts
PLEASE NOTE: The headings below relate to the time changes involved. WHILE YOU WERE SLEEPING: ISRAEL A little over a year ago, Sharon told me that on her bucket list was to visit Jerusalem…but added, “I will probably have to wait until the New Jerusalem promised in Scripture.” Shortly afterward, I attended the Global Training … More While You (and We) Were Sleeping
GLOBAL TRAINING NETWORK LEADERSHIP We recently concluded the Global Training Network annual leadership gathering in Phoenix, Arizona. GTN started in 2004 with two staff (Paul and Lisa Madson) in one country (India). In just fourteen years it has grown to more than 130 staff, who are training in 77 countries. Over 270,000 leaders have been … More I Love What We Do … and Who We Do It With