Newsletter June 2012

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Court Case Update

Today was our final court date.  We were both very nervous but also eager to get the day behind us.  Both of us didn’t sleep very well last night.  Since February 24th, we have faced some of the most difficult and trying times of our lives. But now this...

Taking a Break

Some of you may be wondering where we are since we haven’t posted much since the accident. As you can imagine it has been a stressful time for our family. In addition, we faced other challenges that we were not expecting. It has been a long and difficult season...

Diary: Car Accident Update

Jacqueline’s appearance at criminal court on the 19th went very well.  We were able to solidify our agreement in writing with the family and insurance company.  But the settlement is not yet complete. Our final court date is May 21st.  Jacqueline is still out on...

Help With The Accident Case

As you may already know, we have been serving the people of Thailand for the past three years, along with our two young sons. As we were making preparations to move forward on some of these key decisions about the future, Jacqueline was involved in a traffic accident...

Thankfulness Is Powerful

Real thankfulness is powerful.   It has the power to bless our lives.  But the reverse is also true. Unthankfulness has the power to destroy our life. It is our daily choice. I woke up this morning to join our friends for morning prayer.  As I began to pray I started...

Thai Elephants and Entitlement

Have you ever been in a situation where you felt cornered by someone with a need?  Have you ever felt bullied and pressured to do something you really weren’t prepared to do at the time? If you were given a little time and space, you may have changed your mind,...

Making Evil Concrete

How would you define the word “evil”?  What does it look like to you?  In our culture, many people like to throw the word around in jest.  They may tell their close friend, “you are sooo evil” as they laugh.  Dr. Evil in the Austin Powers movie...

The Presence of God

For certain, my mind has been affected by the Word of God, but my whole life has been dramatically impacted by the very manifest presence of God. I don’t ever want to take it for granted. I’m sure I have many times, but the Lord has been gracious to me and...

Layered American Christianity

Ever think about the layers of American Christianity and how they affect our worship services and ministry today?   Living in a majority Buddhist nation, I think about things like this often because I am constantly trying to dig into the foundations of why Buddhist...

A Case For “apostolic”

Apostolic missions.  What does it mean?   To me it means to be sent; to be commissioned to move with the Gospel and keep moving for the sake of those who have never heard. Jesus was on a mission. The needs are all around him yet he says, “Let us go to preach to...

Marvelous Comrades aka True Friends

Do you have?: “Marvelous Comrades,”-ones who are true friends who fight for one another and fight through the challenges together to find hope in God in all areas of life. The essence of their friendship is loyalty, affection and belief in one another as...

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