November 2018Millions of women and girls lose 5 days every month simply because they lack access to basic hygiene options. Days for Girls is a non-profit organization that helps girls stay in school by providing reusable feminine hygiene kits. When girls miss so many days of school each month, they often end up dropping out. Imagine how one kit can transform a girl’s life by giving her back days of invaluable education, freedom, and opportunity.
Each kit includes a small cloth backpack that girls can use for school supplies in addition to ... more
June 2018There is an old hymn that has these words,
I walked today where Jesus walked, and felt his presence there.
For many years, these words have been the inspiration for me to want to go to the Holy Land. In many of the Bible classes I have led, people who have gone to the Holy Land presented information and pictures of their trip. I was finally able to convince Deb that our time had come for this visit.
People often asked me, “Why do you want to go there?’ and “Is it safe?” ... more
April 2018I have a very vivid memory of the day I realized I am a part of God’s work in this world. You might be thinking it was when I was very young, or at latest in my high school days. However, this memory comes from when I was already a pastor. I had already gone through the years of formation to become a pastor and had been serving a congregation for a few years. So I must state the obvious, I must have known God was at work in our ... more