Holy Spirit in Action

While in Honduras last week with a team from Ferguson Church of the Nazarene, the fol­low­ing sto­ry occurred and it needs to be shared!
On Tuesday night, one of the team mem­bers, Betty, shared a sto­ry book pre­sen­ta­tion with the girls at PTC about the Holy Spirit. Also attend­ing the devo­tion time was a Honduran doc­tor who was vis­it­ing the min­istry and serv­ing the com­mu­ni­ty as well…

The Weaker Members

Recently at a prayer meet­ing in Mexico, we cel­e­brat­ed the Lord’s Supper.  As the ‘bread’ came around the per­son on my left made the com­ment, “This is the first time I’ve seen tor­tillas used in place of bread.”  This is the sto­ry of why we used tor­tillas.

Five Missionaries Join WIM!

Hours of teach­ing by sea­soned mis­sion­ar­ies, great food, and even a float down the Comal River in New Braunfels, TX, com­prised this year’s ori­en­ta­tion and train­ing. Many months of prepa­ra­tion and prayer go into this eight-day event each year, and God answered our prayers for har­vest work­ers…

Praying for the Machete Wielding Chief

I was with a group of our mis­sion school stu­dents in a small remote vil­lage that can only be reached by boat. On the way, we had been regaled with sto­ries of how the locals in this region are prone to take the law into their own hands… and how they don’t take kind­ly to strangers…

Make Love Known

I saw some­thing beau­ti­ful hap­pen today. Our fam­i­ly was hav­ing a drink in a cafe when a gyp­sy child came in with an out­stretched hand ask­ing for mon­ey. We gave her some rubles and then talked with the boys about what had hap­pened. As we left the cafe about thir­ty min­utes lat­er, we met the child again…

International Conference 2016

Over 80% of our mis­sion­ar­ies attend­ed the WIM International Conference this year in San Antonio, TX. Missionaries from dif­fer­ent parts of the world such as Japan, Mexico, Africa, Ireland, and India, came togeth­er for 5 days to learn, wor­ship, and be refreshed. It was like a huge fam­i­ly reunion echo­ing…

Be Ready In and Out of Season

I climbed aboard the city bus head­ing down­town to St Paul for my den­tal appoint­ment. Soon after I took my seat, I had the feel­ing that Jesus want­ed me to share my faith. I had recent­ly learned how to share my per­son­al tes­ti­mo­ny in two or three min­utes, and then share the gospel mes­sage just as briefly, I had even done it a few times, so I had an idea what I could say, but with whom? No one was right next to me so I looked around…

Fruitful Team Visit

Group of people standing in front of Japanese landmark

In late June, a team from our home church vis­it­ed to put on a VBS along with a num­ber of oth­er out­reach­es. It was the first short-term team vis­it that we planned from start to fin­ish, so it was a tri­al run for us. We attempt­ed to put into prac­tice all we’ve learned to make it a fruit­ful trip. We put on…

78% of Muslims will never meet a Christian — but these did

children surrounding van

In March, I flew to Kurdistan to work with four beau­ti­ful women who live there long-term. These women are heroes, and they deeply impact­ed my life. We just “hap­pened” to be vis­it­ing the same place Canon Andrew White was vis­it­ing. We had the hon­or of spend­ing quite some time with him, lis­ten­ing to sto­ries and learn­ing much. We even had our very own Easter ser­vice with him! Andrew is a patri­arch of the region and devotes his life to see­ing relief and rec­on­cil­i­a­tion there.

Floodwaters stopped for WIM missionary in Indonesia

Indonesian children watching monsoon

Recently one Sunday night, I received an urgent Skype call from “Ruth,” our fel­low mis­sion­ary in Indonesia. Her house was in dan­ger of flood­ing yet again as a mon­soon storm was rag­ing out­side. She had no one to help her and she was in charge of a num­ber of young chil­dren. Immediately, a verse that had been on my mind through­out the day came out in the form of this prayer…