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.

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…

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…

Carnaval Prayer Strikes in Bolivia

Crown of Bolivian intercessors

All across the continent, people were beginning to celebrate Carnaval, better known in the States as Mardi Gras. It’s a Catholic festival with pagan roots, and in Sucre, is a time for drunkenness, violence, sexual immorality and idolatry. Oftentimes, drunk parents will parade around town with their bewildered children in tow. Sucre’s Christian community usually takes advantage of the extra-long weekend to go out of town on a special retreat. But this year, God led us in a different direction…

Long-Term Fruit in the Dominican Republic

man speaking to congregation

In 1989, I began partnering with WIM Missionaries Jerry and Miok Morris in the Dominican Republic. They were church planters there for eight years. To assist in their work, they led teams of youth and adults on short-term mission trips to do street campaigns complete with music, dramas, puppets and preaching. Over the course of 26 years, Jerry and I have…