• Are the Risks Worth It?

    Are the Risks Worth It?

    One of the most challenging aspects of being a Christ follower is engaging with others. There are times when I would rather find a rock and hide under it or join a monastery. It certainly seems easier. We all come to Jesus with a lot of junk. It’s always a junk of the sin variety.…

  • Onward to Tecate

    Onward to Tecate

    The past week was a whirlwind building up to today as I transitioned and wrapped up things at work. Still, there is an uneasy feeling inside that I needed to do more to prepare. This year our mission team will be leading a Vacation Bible School for a small church plant in a town near…

  • And the Evening and the Morning were the First Day

    And the Evening and the Morning were the First Day

    Before there is a message to go out, there needs to be a place ready to receive that message. Yesterday we visited a church that is young, but growing and reaching others with the Good News. We are here this week to work with the kids and help them with a Bible School. The message…

  • Back on the Road Again

    Back on the Road Again

    The past year has been filled with many changes. One of the big changes is that I was unable to make my annual trip to Tecate. In part this was due to the complexities of travel with the Covid-19 “pandemic.“ The biggest reason is because in June of 2020 I received a nasty spider bite,…

  • Tough Day in the Fire Fields

    Tough Day in the Fire Fields

    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…

  • Shoe Day

    Shoe Day

    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…

  • Sunday Service

    Sunday Service

    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…

  • Landing in San Diego

    Landing in San Diego

    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…

  • Tecate, B.C. Mexico – November Mission

    Tecate, B.C. Mexico – November Mission

    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!

  • Planning a Mission

    Planning a Mission

    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…