I’d been invited to this church by a missionary friend from Costa Mesa, CA. The church’s physical location was a bit hidden, and though Google Maps took me to the address, I simply couldn’t locate the building. After walking for about 40 minutes in 85-degree heat with equal humidity, I wandered for another 30 minutes, […]
I spent two days this week at “MBRLC” (Mindanao Baptist Rural Life Center). I was blown away by what they do with “the insurgents.” The Philippine Army has captured terrorists either from radical Islamic groups or from insurgent Communists. These are the worst of the worst; they’re armed, dangerous, and they prey upon and exploit
I’m thinking so much these days about the differences between “knowledge-based discipleship” and “obedience-based discipleship.” I feel like my entire Christian life, I’ve practiced knowledge-based. Discipleship has been a program, a 6-week or 24-week or X-week or X-month protocol of lessons, which we attempt to master. Once we “get” the current lesson we move on
A Really Long Drive 4 Hours Drive from Davao to South Cotabato It was Thursday morning at about 6:40 when Bomo picked me up. He said to bring a change of clothes and a towel. If I had a tent, I was to bring that as well. No tent. No sleeping bag, so I was
We’ve been in Davao for 2 weeks now. Sherry is starting to settle in at the clinic, and I’m still wondering what my role will be here, besides chief encourager and prayer warrior. My early morning rhythms are staying pretty much the same: I still get up early, have my devotions, exercise by either running
Water Tanks RG Sweats Now let me first state that Sherry’s already written about this and I’ve stolen her water tank image. But I think I may be able to bring a different perspective . . . Water is something we all take for granted, right? In the photo, the tank on the left is
Google Map To Picobello Restaurant So this is a Google map of the route from our house to the restaurant. 9 minutes, right? Simple, Right? Not so much. The cab driver was a bit hesitant and that should have been my first clue. The reality was he had absolutely no idea where the restaurant was.
Ladislawa Village I’m not sure Iknow how to describe our time here in Davao so far. It started out on Wednesday the 24th, when Lois (Lois Lewis, the Director of the School and Clinic) collected us from the airport at around 1pm. Later that evening, the Lewises hosted a dinner (10 kids and 6 adults)
The line is How long? No wonder the airline says to be there 4 hours prior to departure! Our flight was to be at 11:50 pm, so we thought 3+ hours in advance would be PLENTY! Standing on our front porch, ready for the next adventure . . . waiting for Renee to collect us.
Davao or bust These last couple of weeks have blown by. So many things to do and people to see before we leave! It’s been wonderful to connect with our kids and grandkids, have them wish us well, pray for us, and best of all, give us lots of good, long hugs! I was tempted