This past Easter provided a wonderful opportunity to celebrate our Lord’s resurrection from the dead and also much-needed time to reflect on the significance of that event. All of human history was changed over the course of just one weekend! A hopeless future was completely transformed not only by the death of a sinless man but also by … More April ’19 Update: Panning for Gold
Exciting update with a new location beginning its first class of preachers and a Shepherd’s Conference Reunion with Filipino brothers and sisters. … More March ’19 Update
Tina and I just returned for our first trip of 2019 in the Northern region of the Philippines. We want to thank you for your prayers which the Lord answered greatly by giving us a fruitful and encouraging time of ministry there. Module 5 in the Books During the first week of the trip, I … More Feb’ 19 Update: 1st Trip of the Year
Well, I guess I already broke my New Year’s resolution to give timely monthly updates since this December update is being written in January … Oh well, Happy New Year! I am excited for 2019 because this new year brings with it more opportunities than ever before for training. On our recent trip to Cambodia, … More December ’18 Update: Old Doors & New Doors
Each year during the month of November, our attention turns towards those things for which we are grateful. And rightly so. Being thankful, particularly to God, is something He deserves (Rom 1:21), something He commands (Col 3:17), and something He desires (1 Thess 5:18). “As the Lord loveth a cheerful giver, so likewise a cheerful … More Nov’ 18 Update: A Thankful Heart and a Heartfelt Request
Dipping a Thimble in the Ocean I just returned from being away for SIX weeks—the longest time I have been overseas in my entire life. My trip began in Malawi where I had the privilege of teaching the MDiv students at the TMAI training center there. For an update from that trip click here. From … More Oct’ 18 Update
This update finds me half-way through my 6-week trip, training in Africa, the Philippines and Cambodia. Malawi During the first leg of the journey, I spent two weeks at CAPA (Central African Preaching Academy) teaching New Testament Survey (on Luke and Acts) to the 2nd year M.Div. students. Much fruitful discussion took place regarding the … More September ’18 Update: Mega Trip Midterm Report
Hello, GMI Up to this point, our home church (Calvary Bible Church) has provided the administrative support for the Pastors Training Ministry. But with the help and encouragement of our elders, these last several months, Tina and I have been in the process of applying to the missions organization known as Grace Ministries International. GMI … More July ’18 Update: Changes are Afoot!
A Refreshing Time Away Well, Tina and I just got back from our vacation in Europe, which was a once-in-a-lifetime experience. What a great time to be away together as we hiked along the Greek isles, enjoyed the amazing scenery of Switzerland, and viewed the rich history of Rome. We took lots of pictures but … More June ’18 Update: Europe!
Earlier this month, after nearly three years, the Lord allowed me to officially graduate with the Doctor of Ministry degree. As I have reflected on the time and effort involved in this achievement, I am reminded that it could have never happened without you. This degree has come only because of your support and prayers … More May ’18 Update: Graduation!