February 6th, 2015

A Work in Progress

The morning air is cool and fresh as I watch sunrise over the ridge of Mt Elgon. By lunchtime temperatures will be in 90’s.  Yesterday was spent training eleven Ugandan pastors to become trainers using our materials on Christian family, parenting and pastoring. Now some of these men will be asked to stretch –  by doing portions of the training as […]

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February 5th, 2015

Volunteering at the Winter Refuge

Every Winter Ecclesia partners with other local churches and organizations to provide a place where those who are living on the street can come have a meal and a safe place to sleep. During the two weeks that Ecclesia served, we had over 70 volunteers participate.  Ryan Fabry volunteered with his community group and offered […]

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February 5th, 2015

Mbale

These are the eleven pastors we are training to be trainers– dear, gentle, Jesus-loving pastors.  Simon (to my left) was beaten and left for dead several years back. David was a street boy, yet now is pastoring the main church. Their lives remind me of 2 Corinthians 3:3-6, 18.  Our lives become stories of God’s glory. 3 You show that […]

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February 4th, 2015

Good Morning From Entebbe

Good Morning from Entebbe. I arrived safely (aside from our pilot aborting the landing on final approach– turns out the tower forgot to tell him there was a plane still on the runway). Mark Wold, my training partner met me at Entebbe airport at 10:30 pm. On the flight I was seated next to a very interesting Dutchman named […]

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February 3rd, 2015

Mistakes Make Memories

I have officiated many weddings. I always tell couples, “Do not aim for a perfect wedding. Aim for a memorable wedding. Usially there will be one thing that does not go according to plan.” So, that might also apply to overseas trips. A funny thing happened when I got tothe Minneapolis airport. They informed me […]

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January 29th, 2015

For the Guys: Developing Healthy Relationships

A healthy understanding of sanctification is key to developing healthy human relationships– whether in loving and honoring our wives, respecting our girlfriends, discipling our best friends, or even navigating how to love our enemies as Christ calls us. We need a healthy biblical understanding of sanctification and a daily acknowledgement of the reality of the battle between our […]

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January 29th, 2015

Uganda Here I Come

February 1-15 “we” are going to Uganda. Along with my training partner, Mark Wold and I will be training Ugandan trainers and providing teaching and coaching to over 150 Ugandan pastors and their wives.  I say “we” because without your prayers  this trip would not happen. Pray specifically for: Safety: Flights (Feb 1-2 and Feb 14-15); Feb 3 and […]

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January 27th, 2015

Get Involved with Avenues Pregnancy Clinic

Avenues Pregnancy Clinic is one of our local ministry partners.  We interviewed Leanne Key, Director of Client Services at Avenues about their history and hopes for this next year. What is the mission of your organization? Avenues Pregnancy Clinic is a Christ-centered ministry dedicated to affirming the value of life. Our mission is to provide a […]

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