May 12

Commencement

 

We are thankful that we could be present for Luke’s graduation from BJU on May 5. We actually arrived in Greenville, SC late Monday night (April 30). We spent time with our children, Luke and Rose, and enjoyed fellowship with many friends, former classmates, and acquaintances. It was hard to even walk on campus […]

Mar 18

Spring is here!

As you can see, there has been nothing new posted here for several months. Things have been rather hectic for me with ministry, travel, and studies. In November I traveled to Cleveland for meetings with our mission agency. December was filled with ministry for the holidays. In January I spent two weeks in South Carolina […]

Dec 12

The 12 Days of a Missionary Family’s Christmas

What does Christmas look like for missionaries in Taiwan? Although Christmas is a busy time of year for churches everywhere, it is especially so for us in Taiwan. Here Christmas provides us with unique opportunities to evangelize our community and offers local Christians a chance to celebrate Christ’s birth in the midst of a culture […]

Nov 23

Discipleship 101

After the baptismal service in September in which several people were baptized, and because many others in our congregation have never received any basic instruction in the Christian life, we recently started up a new Sunday School class to provide discipleship training. As we meet together each Sunday morning to study, we attempt to impart […]

Apr 24

Happy Easter!

“Happy Easter!” has a new meaning to us this year. Saturday evening (our time) we received news of the homegoing of Marla’s dad, Milton Tolly of Hope, Michigan. Although he had recently gone through a serious illness and long hospitalization, he was recovering at home and seemed to be showing improvement. But then, unexpectedly, he […]

Nov 26

When the Harvest Comes

26 And he said, So is the kingdom of God, as if a man should cast seed into the ground; 27 And should sleep, and rise night and day, and the seed should spring and grow up, he knoweth not how. 28 For the earth bringeth forth fruit of herself; first the blade, then the […]

Aug 6

Back in the Saddle

2010 Taiwan Baptist Youth Camp T-Shirt

You haven’t heard from me in a while; I’ve been traveling, but I’m now “back in the saddle again.” So let me give you a “round-up” of what has been taking place in our lives and ministry.

Our summer camp was a success. Thank you for your prayers […]

Jun 29

Marrying Outside the Faith

Last Sunday morning I completed my preaching series in the book of Nehemiah. Chapter 13 describes Nehemiah’s continuing efforts to restore the Jewish nation’s covenantal heritage and to re-establish the people in a position of blessing through obedience to Jehovah. Three personal prayers (Neh. 13:14, 22, 31) mark off the three sections of the chapter, […]

May 21

No Time for Jet Lag

Last Friday night at 11 pm I arrived home in Kaohsiung. My visit to the US was brief and my schedule during my stay there was busy. The highlight of my trip was the opportunity to spend some time with my son, Luke, whom we have not seen since Christmas 2008.

I flew out of […]

Apr 24

Ministry Forecast

It rained all day yesterday in Kaohsiung. That is an unusual occurrence for our city which is usually sunny, hot, humid, and hazy, but rarely rainy. We are enjoying the cooler weather which it has brought to us, however, as a welcome relief from the heat which we have been experiencing during the run-up to […]

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