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3M: Great is His Faithfulness

I just started reading through the book of Lamentations.  Today, as I began reading chapter 3, I was struck by how desperate the writer was in the first 20 verses. Examples: he has made my flesh and my skin waste away; he has broken my bones; besieged me; made to dwell in darkness.  Verse 16 […]

3M: Be strong and courageous

I really enjoy visiting churches outside of Donetsk.  One of my goals for 2012 has been to spend at least one Sunday a month do just that. Yesterday I had the great privilege of going to Dzerzhinsk.  More than 40,000 people consider it home and as I drove into the city there was a sign […]

A week of celebrating 50 years of life! 31-40

It has been great to reflect on people, places and events that have impacted my life.  Here is 31-40… 31)  Work at Catholic Charities: outside of what I do today, working at CC was the second best job I ever had!  I got to work with refugees from around the world, teaching them English, preparing […]

Celebration week! 21-30…

I’m celebrating my 50th on Thursday… here is 21-30 of people, places or events that have impacted my life! 21)  While a member of Faith BC in WF, I met in a discipleship group with Scott Mason and Danny Kauffman led by Terry M. Even though we met early in the morning, it was well […]

3M: Simple faith

One day while in Ouranoupolis, Greece, I saw a young boy with his net.  He was trying to catch some of the small fish swimming around in the water. It was a great picture of what may have taken place a few thousand years ago and a some miles to the south when Jesus approached […]

3M: Crucified

I am attended my organizations annual meeting in an undisclosed location (hint: Paul walked here…).  It has been a great time of reconnecting with people I don’t get to see too often.  Most days have been packed with meetings, etc, but we have also had chances to soak up some sun in the sea. Our […]

3M: How Awesome are Your Deeds

Yesterday, I preached in Korsun, a village about 40 km from my apartment.  The church isn’t very large, probably about 15-20 people, but Alexiy, the leader, and his wife, Mila, are doing a great job of trying to reach the people. The layout of Korsun makes it an extremely long drive through the village with […]

3M: Rest

This past weekend I took some rest.  It is extremely difficult to get away in country and I find it hard to take a weekend off.  But I actually did it this weekend and feel great. God told us to rest.  Genesis 2: 2-3 say, “And on the seventh day God finished his work that […]

3M: If you love me

Sunday morning, one pastor preached from Jeremiah 33:2-3 and John 14:14-16.  “Thus says the Lord who made the earth, the Lord who formed it to establish it- the Lord is his name: Call to me and I will answer you, and will tell you great and hidden things that you have not known.” (Jer 33:2-3) […]

3M: A first for me

Sunday I traveled about 1 1/2 hours from Donetsk to a village named Krasnaya Polyana.  There is a small church in the village where a group of about 40-50 believers gather to worship. The bus driver didn’t have a GPS device and so we had to stop often to ask if we were heading in […]