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In recent days, there has been much controversy over the executive order signed by President Donald Trump banning some kinds of travel from seven Muslim countries in the Middle East and North Africa. Families have been separated. People who had longed to reach the US arrived, just to be told that they needed to return…(Read More)

nepal earthquake relief

A week ago yesterday Nepal was changed forever with a tremendous earthquake that leveled homes in the Kathmandu valley and killed over 7,000 people. We have been watching the news reports and communicating with several contacts in the region who are able to give us some accurate updates on the situation at present. They…(Read More)

I had hoped to write a brief update before things got very busy here again, and send an update on two significant events on the near horizon that I would ask any reading this to consider praying about. Within the next month we are hoping to send a team out for a return trip to…(Read More)

By the grace of God, through the prayers and support of many churches and individuals, and the hard work by those on the team, I am thankful to say that we were able to distribute about 7,000 NT Bibles and children’s Bible books, 8,300 blankets, 1,000 cans of baby formula, and…(Read More)

Heading Out The Door

First Impossible, Then Difficult, Then Done With much joy I have seen God move in the last month and slowly make this desired relief trip an impending reality. Hudson Taylor, pioneer missionary to China, once said that any daunting task that God puts in front of us usually follows these stages, that it is “first…(Read More)

I want to ask for prayer for a relief mission we are planning to northern Iraq for the refugees in the Kurdish regions. If you have been watching the news, undoubtedly you have seen the reports of the genocide by ISIS of thousands of Yazidis and Christians, and the displacement of tens of thousands of…(Read More)

middle east crisis christian response

Everyone can see the tragedy slowly but steadily unfolding in the Middle East right now. Rockets are flying indiscriminately from Gaza, followed by Israel’s deadly response. Syria is embroiled in a wearying civil war that has displaced millions of Syrian refugees across the entire Middle East. Iraq is being brutalized by a new breed…(Read More)

The morning Typhoon Yolanda made landfall, Ann called her family on Samar Island to check on them. All she heard was howling wind, commotion and confusion. Someone began screaming “Run, run!” The line went dead. She could not reach them again, for the super typhoon had knocked out all communications on the Island. “The last…(Read More)

Thanks KIII TV!

Much thanks to KIII TV in Corpus Christi for their coverage of the local effort here to head over to the Philippines and provide spiritual and physical help to those affected by the devastating Typhoon Yolanda. I am glad that they represented it in such a way as to underscore the driving force behind going…(Read More)

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