WHERE IS SHARON? What a tough last couple of months it has been. It’s been tough for our world; it’s been tough for our country; it’s been tough for those who have lost loved ones; it’s been tough for those who have lost jobs and income; and it’s been tough for Sharon. After a week … More Where is Sharon? Where is God?
IT STARTED WITH A COLD After our Divine Expedition training in El Salvador, I came down with a case of bronchitis. With just a couple days before my scheduled flight to Ethiopia, I went to Urgent Care and had to cancel my travel plans. Fortunately, Global Training Network team members Mark and Gayll Phifer-Houseman and … More “Something happened in my head last night…”
TRAVEL, TRAINING, AND TEARS Fellow GTNer and Son-in-law Phil Graf, Businessman Stan Gerlach, Fire Captain Tom Vos, and I just returned from a Divine Expedition Training in El Salvador. In our Phase 1 training called “Romans as a Life Transformation and Missional Impact Map” we went out with those in our training to share what … More El Salvador: Tears, Trauma, and Transformation
“WELCOME TO THE DIVINE EXPEDITION!” GTN staff Phil Graf, Josh Kienzle, and I just returned from training in Nepal…with joy. Upon arrival, one of the pastors attending the training greeted me with the words, “Welcome to the Divine Expedition!” I smiled, as he didn’t know that Phil Graf and I designed the training. This was my … More Back from Nepal…With Joy
NEW YEAR, NEW DECADE, ETERNAL SAVIOR With the slower pace during the Christmas-New Year break, I have had more time to immerse myself in Scripture. It has refreshed my soul, deepened my joy, and increased my hope for what lies ahead. Jesus is going to return. He is coming back. Literally. Physically. For real. The … More It’s All About Jesus
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