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A Little Cheese, A Little Whine (2017-10-10)

AMSTERDAM TO NAIROBI In my 3-hour layover at Amsterdam, I met a fascinating young man, Emmanuel. He is a Kenyan marathoner returning from Chicago, where he had competed. He was quite modest, so it was hard to pin him down on just how good he is, but he’s good enough to be sponsored by his […]

A Brighter Day (2016-6-25)

Today was a brighter day all around.  Some expressed that they had trouble sleeping after the sights and experiences of yesterday.  I understand.  But even as we debriefed last evening, I had a different sense of things than other team members.  My view is that yesterday, God brought us halfway around the world for such […]

The Day We All Dread (2016-6-24)

  Immediately after breakfast, we learned that a terrible accident had occurred.  The report was that four Americans were injured and two were killed.  That proved inaccurate.  We went to the hospital to pray and be of whatever help we could.  There were learned that the non-Ugandans were not American, but Korean.  In the ward […]

Breakfast with Betty (2016-6-24)

I slept well last night.  I’m so happy for that.  Yesterday, I was so tired that I felt I might fall asleep standing up.  So I’m grateful to God for a good night of rest and the sense that my body is normalizing. As I served myself at the breakfast buffet, another hotel guest said […]

2015 Church-Wide Mission (2015-7-19)

We had a wonderful week in Perry, SC. I am convinced that the building that goes up is almost incidental. So much more is happening. Relationships are being built that will last forever. And the good that God is doing in the world is known only to Him. That is especially evident to me now. […]

In Salinas (2014-9-28)

Today we left Manta and traveled south to Salinas, going through not only a variety of smaller towns, but apparently a variety of ecosystems as well. Leaving Manta, we passed from beach to Badlands to rain forest, all in the space of about 50 km. It’s one of the things I have loved about Ecuador […]

A Perfectly Wonderful Lackluster Day (2014-9-27)

It’s pretty cool when you can say, “Nothing much happened today,” and the day was still great, right? The day began with breakfast on an open terrace at the hotel. If I ever lived in a place like this, such a terrace is now a must. Simply splendid. Then we explored more of Manta. It […]

Cuenca – What a Magical Place! (2014-9-24)

I scratched all kinds of things today. Like the itch for adventure. And my cheapskate bone. All at the same time. After a pleasant breakfast (2 fried eggs, 2 pieces of fried bologna, and two large slices of bread, all of which I turned into a breakfast sandwich) at the hotel, I took a cab […]

So I Woke Up This Morning … In Ecuador. WHAT?!?!? (2014-9-24)

One of the things on my “bucket list” is to visit all seven continents. Yes, that includes Antarctica. Yesterday, I touched down in South America. Five down, two to go. I traveled well. Debi and Kaye Pattillo drove me to the airport in Atlanta. On the way, we introduced Kaye to John Michael Talbot. I […]

Remembrances of Africa (2011-7-26)

One of the most powerful memories of my trip to Uganda occurred near the end of the trip.  I had been taken 8.8 kilometers (5.5 miles) through Kyenjojo into the countryside, onto dirt roads through a tea plantation, that became a walking path through the jungle.  There I saw the mud house built by Gene, […]