I’ve returned from my first WMM adventure to Durban, South Africa. I was given the opportunity to lead music at SIM’s South Africa conference focusing on rest and renewal. Each and every SIM missionary I met were a gift and blessing, encouraging to m......read more
I’m finally sitting down to write a post-trip update. My last update was the night before the last day of the retreat. On that final day I ended up getting a solid half-day of work in and was well enough rested to give me energy for not only the mo......read more
The Church, your church, is made up of a group of different and unique individuals. Each with their own gifts and abilities. Each with their own part to play in the makeup of the body of Christ. But let's not forget that the body of Christ is not just made of your local congregation. It includes believers from all over that make up "The Church". And each church, even within the same denomination, does things a little bit differently.
At about 8:16 this morning we took a left turn off the pavement onto what could only be described as an off the beaten path gravel and mud backwoods country road. We had gone about 9 miles West of the seaside town of Punta Gorda to reach this turn and it took us about 10 minutes. We were making good time by any standard. The next 7 miles or so clicked off at an excruciating pace of 1 hour as we bounced, dipped, and splashed our way to Santa Teresa. The rain was steady, the road was muddy, and the guitars were safely tucked in a small Toyota crew cab with four grown men. To us it was the begin...