Tuesday was a difficult day in many ways. We began the day with prayer and proceeded to a meeting at breakfast to coordinate efforts to help the victims of the fire. There were 114 homes burned. Many families have relocated to other places but there are still many who have remained and are living in [...]
Today we delivered over 50 pair of shoes to the Bosco Orphanage children. Each child was able to buy a pair of school shoes and a second pair within their budget. It was one of the most wonderful experiences I’ve had in working with these kids seeing their eyes light up as they got to [...]
Today we went to church at the 2nd Nazarene Church. Gordon and has a moment to stand up and tell why we were there and thank the congregation for their hospitality and support. Gordon gave a heartfelt and inspired word. The church service was filled with God’s presence as everyone worshiped and listened to Pastor [...]
The flight across country was thankfully uneventful. We were able to get a snack on the plane and will be arriving hungry. The conversation with Gordon was inspiring. We talked about many topics and I especially appreciate his knowledge and love of history. He brings a fresh and new perspective to things and his heart [...]
Have you thought of doing a short-term mission? Are you curious what it's really like on the other side of the border? Do you have a heart to serve others? Then continue reading and let's knock this off your bucket list. This opportunity could change your life!
If you've followed me for any length of time, you will know that I've done a lot of short mission trips. Most of those have been to Mexico which is where I am at today. It is my 7th trip here in 7 years. This summer I won't be coming back with the group I [...]
A friend of mine shared this on Facebook and since I am in Mexico working with the families and children here, in peace and harmony, I think everyone should hear what he said: While the rest of the country discusses and fights for rights, ill-treatment and family problems between two countries, we are in the [...]
Today we all arrived on schedule in San Diego, all 28 of us, and packed the cars and headed for In-n-Out Burger, Target, and then the boarder. The greetings at the airport were filled with greetings of old friends and making new ones. Once we were all gathered, fed, had last minute purchases, and made [...]
Today I started my first official day of vacation. I'm on Hilton Head Island with extended family enjoying the beach and sun. Its an annual trip for us and amost always lands the week before my annual mission to Tecate. I started the Tecate trip 6 years ago. It's hard to believe it has already [...]
We all build altars to a god. Which one is your alter for?
And the Lord said to Moses, “Say this to the people of Israel: You saw for yourselves that I spoke to you from heaven. Remember, you must not make any idols of silver or gold to rival me.
“Build for me an altar made of earth, and offer your sacrifices to me—your burnt offerings and peace offerings, your sheep and goats, and your cattle. Build my altar wherever I cause my name to be remembered, and I will come to you and bless you.