LAST SIX MONTH FOCUS For the past six months, my primary focus has been to walk Sharon through her recovery, as she regains the use and strength of her left side. She spent six days in a regular hospital (ER, ICU, and normal hospital room) and more than two weeks in a rehabilitation hospital. In … More Turning Up the Heat … in Terms of Schedule
THE GREAT COMMISSION In Matthew 28:19, Jesus charged his disciples to “go and make disciples of all nations….” Of course, the key to that is what comes before and after his command. The “before” is that all authority in heaven and earth belongs to Jesus (vs. 18). To make disciples we must go in the … More What Happened to Australia and Antarctica?
MULTIPLICATION IN SOUTHERN BRAZIL As noted in our last several ministry updates, I was unable to travel to Brazil for our scheduled training, in order to care for Sharon. Phil (Graf) had a prior commitment so the trainings in the Brazilian states of Rio Grande do Sul and Pernambuco were in the hands of our Brazil … More When the Cat’s Away, the Mice Will… (actually Churches will) Multiply!
CONVERSION, DISCIPLESHIP, AND LIGHTING UP THE DARKNESS Global Training Network just concluded its annual Leadership Gathering. One of the books we chewed on was Bill Hull’s “Conversion and Discipleship: You Can’t Have One Without the Other.” It was a challenging read, pointing to Christ’s Great Commission to “make disciples of all people.” Among other things, … More Light up the darkness!
THE INVITATION TO TRAIN LEADERS IN NEPAL In the last year, God opened the door for Global Training Network to provide training to 90% of Nepal’s pastors by invitation from the Nepali Christian Society. Over 30 pastors and ministries have invited GTN to provide training to pastors in 40 of Nepal’s 75 districts. Each group that … More Nepal, Global Training Network, and Sharon (and me)
HOME AT LAST After a week in the hospital and two plus weeks in a rehabilitation institute, Sharon was able to return home (Yeah!). I thought it would only be appropriate to look my best to lure her back home after all the good care (but not so good food…pureed fish and toast…Yuk!). While she was … More The Beat…and the Care…Goes On