Totally Worth It

We all make sacrifices for something greater. Many times we think of missionaries as sacrificing so much: leaving home, giving up their worldly possessions, living in a foreign land. Granted, these things are a sacrifice, but anytime someone makes a willing sacrifice of anything, they do so because they value something else more highly. Think […]

Where Can We Go?

Where Can We Go? God is there. The world is a big place. There are any number of places we can travel, but wherever we are, God is there. David asks the question, “Whither shall I go from thy spirit? or whither shall I flee from thy presence?” (Ps 139:7). The answer of course, is […]

Lord, You Know All Things

Lord, You Know All Things We don’t know, but God does. Have you ever thought about how much you don’t know? It’s a pretty formidable thought! As we begin a new year, the two of us can look back and see that we are somewhere we would have never envisioned twelve months ago. At the same time, […]

Good News is for Sharing

You can’t keep good news to yourself! When our Savior, Jesus Christ, humbled himself and was born in the likeness of men, even lowly shepherds were invited to come and see. Their response is instructive to us as well: “And when they had seen it, they made known abroad the saying which was told them concerning […]

Establishing a Beachhead

Where to start? In a military battle, a beachhead is the temporary landing area where an invading army brings its troops ashore and begins to defend and organize its assault. It is one of the most strategic and dangerous times in an amphibious landing because the troops on the beach must defend their position while waiting […]

Deserts and Fertile Fields

How will they hear without someone to tell them? What is a desert? Google helpfully says that any area that receives fewer than 9.75 inches (25 cm) of rainfall annually is considered a desert. Antofagasta, with an average yearly rainfall of 0.11 inches (0.28 cm), definitely qualifies! What is a spiritual desert? It might be harder […]

Choosing Teammates

Working together as God’s fellow-workers Probably the worst part of every playground or gym class game is choosing teams. Remember waiting around, hoping you would picked to be on a team? Or maybe you were one of those who got picked first, and you were holding your breath, hoping certain people wouldn’t end up on […]

Ready to Hit the Road

It takes a lot of work to get ready to do any work! Since our last update, we have been working on preparing our display table, creating a presentation video, assembling other materials, and contacting and meeting with pastors. We are thankful for the meetings in churches that we have been able to set up. We […]

Settling into a Steady Pace

Ready. . .get set. . .go! Now what? We have run in several road races ranging from 5Ks to half marathons. There is a lot of anticipation as you wait for the start (usually in the cold, and often for an hour or more). When the gun goes off and you can finally start running, […]