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Canceled Flights, Bedbugs, and Giving Thanks

    But giving thanks is a sacrifice that truly honors me. If you keep to my path, I will reveal to you the salvation of God. ( NLT)   I’ve just returned from a two-week mission trip that provided lots of opportunity to practice giving sacrificial thanks. The first came when our flight was… [ read more ]

Poland–Here We Come!

We picked up our volunteers in Berlin and made our trip into Poland yesterday. One of the things I enjoy most about leading short-term mission trips is working alongside the people God sends us every summer. Each is gifted in a unique way, and each brings a needed strength to the program. This year, our… [ read more ]

Summer Ministry in Romania

Anna—a senior Romanian woman I met on three occasions—wasn’t sitting on the bench outside her home today as I’d hoped. The bench was gone, and her door was tied shut. I suspect she’s passed away since our last visit on July 9, 2012.   I’d like to think that our meeting was an example of… [ read more ]

Keeping First Things First When Life’s Busyness Consumes Us

Later today I’ll board a Boeing 747 and fly to Budapest via London. Nearly 30 hours will pass before our team finally reaches a hotel where we can sleep before driving into Romania. Once there, we’ll join four career missionaries to host a camp for teens and young adults facing significant challenges.   When that… [ read more ]