Category Archives: mission

in just a few days – Romania!

Hi everyone, Just a very brief note to let you know that next week Yvonne and I leave on another Missions/ministry trip to Romania. This is trip #7 for me and trip #4 for Yvonne. This trip we will visit … Continue reading

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I was sitting in the front row of the chapel, with all the other pastors and leaders who would take part in the Sunday worship. The worship centre was filled with students, faculty and families, and the worship team had … Continue reading

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three pillars of the church

WHAT HOLDS YOUR CHURCH STEADY, SOLID, SOUND? Of course there will be a multitude of answers suggested. My contribution to the discussion will be just three elements; worship, witness, and nurture. I believe all three are so important that this … Continue reading

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to be like an olive tree

My dear wife Yvonne is doing a guest post for me. She is a great speaker and deeply spiritual. On October 16, 2011 Yvonne met in Bacau, Romania, with women from various churches in the region. It was such an … Continue reading

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people were crying at the bank today

People were crying in the bank today: no, not because of the world economic chaos; no, not because of offensively high service charges; no, not because there was a robbery in progress – but because the bank staff excelled in … Continue reading

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like JFK, ask not …

I concluded our series on The Purpose Driven Life yesterday. (Click here to review the study notes).  Now, to sum it all up, and in the spirit of JFK (listen & view the famous quote & video here) Ask not … Continue reading

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the danger of drifting

When I am on holiday at my favorite Florida resort, I love to drift in the lazy river. I could do it for hours. When I was a child at the cottage, I loved to take the boat out into … Continue reading

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