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This morning we are on our way for 9 weeks of ministry in Ghana. We’re asking that God make it fruitful. We can’t wait to see our friends there. I feel like I know a little of what Paul felt when he was away from the believers he had shared so much with. We miss our family and church here, but we are so anxious to see how those we met in… Read More

shack with bright colors and Rome Wasn't Built In A Day printed above the door.

https://dailypost.wordpress.com/dp_photo_challenge/letters/ We minister in Ghana, West Africa and drive all over the country. Everywhere we go there are small shops with unique and inventive names. Many of the names are religious, some are wildly funny, but this one stood out from the rest. I think the owner is saying, Hey, I know this is a small shop, but I’ve got a great location on a coastal road with lots of traffic. If… Read More

In a blinding experience on a dusty road from Jerusalem to Damascus Paul the Pharisee met Jesus Christ. He was transformed and translated in a moment. Born again as he met the risen glorified Christ and in that same moment ‘translated’ from the kingdom of darkness into the kingdom of God’s dear Son. If we’re Christians we’ve had the same two things happen to us. Why then don’t we have lives that… Read More

In our last three weeks of ministry  here in Ghana we’ve seen the great need for Bible teaching designed to reach children with the gospel and the simple truths of how to walk with Jesus.  Be the change you wish to see in the world. Mahatma Gandhi Americans hear this quote, or some variation of it, a lot. Change, transformative progress, begins when we take personal responsibility to participate in the process…. Read More

Africa is exotic and strange. Over the five weeks we’ve been here I’ve grown accustomed to things I’d never see at home in California. This is Bucket List stuff I’m now taking for granted. So I thought I’d share a few of them with you and in the process maybe remind myself of how unique they are. Definitely worth the two day search through the park.   I kept hearing the lyrics… Read More

Do you sometimes watch church online? I saw something in the last two days that convinced me that online church isn’t church at all. For the last two days I’ve met with women under a huge mango tree in a village called Zebilla. We had a Women’s Conference and I didn’t know until today that they came from many different churches as far away as Burkina Faso. Think of sardines and add… Read More

What’s at the core of being a godly wife?  What’s God’s intention for wives? The answer is found in that old truth from Proverbs 31. She does him good and not harm all the days of her life. Proverbs 31:12   For two weeks I’ve been speaking to Christian women about Family, about being a godly wife and mother. The locations keep getting more rustic and today virtually none of the women… Read More

. . .we spend our years as a tale that is told. Psalm 90:9 Do you ever think of your life that way? As a story that is told. Page after page revealing the details, the wheres and whys, the who’s and whens of it. After almost 30 years of marriage I know my husband’s story well. I thought I knew pretty much all about this ministry in Ghana he was called… Read More

Today I almost missed a great opportunity. By the time we arrived at the village I was feeling terrible. Several times I’ve been tired, hot, & sore from being jostled around in the backseat of the truck, but this was different. I felt no physical energy and no spiritual motivation. Before we went in I told Gary he’d have to do all of the 4 hours of teaching. As I sat and… Read More

Does God speak in hyperbole? Is He prone to exaggeration and blathering? No. When God promises a reward for even an offered cup of cold water He means to give it. But, the reward tells me that it means something to God, personally to Him, that we think of the thirsty around us. In most of Africa water is central to the rhythm of life. Each morning begins with the same ritual,… Read More