I trust that this letter finds you doing well. As I write this letter, I am currently on an overnight flight to the Middle East. I appreciate your prayers for my family as we are separated. They are all doing well. We serve an amazing God and He has been gracious to us. Please remember […]
Archives for November 2013
This month I would like to reflect on how important spouses are in ministry. I have been apart from my wife physically/ geographically for two months and there are many more months ahead. Even though we are apart she is still an asset to me and plays a huge role in what God has called […]
Returning Home Our first night back in Zambia after an unexpectedly extended furlough we were blissfully happy to be sleeping in our own beds. Unfortunately, extended absences always have their prices. We returned to a broken refrigerator, an inch of dust, and…. the starving local flora. Boy, the bacteria, amoebas, and viruses really missed us! […]
photo via Bread of Life Nate and Levi, (pictured above) just celebrated their 6th birthdays. Remember the excitement of having a birthday as a kid? The treats. The gifts. The friends. Yay! Maybe Nate wanted a skateboard for his 6th birthday. Or a video game. Maybe Levi wanted a Lego set. There’s always something more […]
Spring had finally arrived to the southern hemisphere and more specifically to the Northern Cape of South Africa. There were signs of growth and new life everywhere. God’s yearly quilt of unlimited color blankets the otherwise barren sheep-land which borders the 185+ kilometer dirt road “shortcut” that leads to the Orange River and the outpost called, Onseepkans, South Africa. This is where ITMI’s Gerhard and Elmane le Roux and family are fighting the monsters that come from an almost forgotten and godless society.
After six of the last eight plus weeks being either in southern Africa or in Eastern Europe, my body’s internal clock has pretty much gone haywire. For the whole week that I have been home my body has insisted on transitioning from deep sleep to wide awake at anywhere from 2:15 am to 3:35 am. Driving to the ITMI office at our normal starting time mentally feels like I’m arriving in the mid-afternoon, due to my work day starting 5-6 hours before.