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New Year’s Resolution Idea

It’s that time of year again when we look back at our lives over the past year and get critical of the time we’ve wasted or how we’ve let ourselves go, and start to commit ourselves to doing better in the new year. All-too-often, though, New Year’s resolutions have disappeared into the background by mid-January,(…)

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Ministry Update – December 2012

CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD AND PRINT THIS UPDATE LETTER   2012 Year in Review I am writing this update from 30,000 feet, flying back to Haiti after the annual HGIM Board Meeting and a surprise trip home for Christmas. As I sit here, I can’t help recounting all of God’s blessings over the past year(…)

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Site Move

I am currently in the process of navigating all of my files and the domain name from WordPress.com to WordPress.org, which will give me a lot more flexibility in the continuing development of this site. However, because the domain can take up to 7 days to move from it’s current server to the new one,(…)

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Walking With God

There is a man in the book of Genesis, who I find very interesting. Though his life is summed up in just a few short sentences, I find in him a source of encouragement as to the walk with God we mere human beings can actually have if we’ll go for it. I have written(…)

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Ministry Update – November 2012

CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD AND PRINT THIS UPDATE LETTER In South Sudan, the first devotion shared was on being stretched as we pursue God and seek His Kingdom. November has definitely been a stretching experience in both my life and ministry. The first part of the month was spent in Southern Sudan watching God throw(…)

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South Sudan Mission Recap

(CLICK HERE TO WATCH MY VIDEO RECAP OF THIS OUTREACH) The team all met up from different parts of the country at the Washington D.C. airport and made our way to Nairobi, Kenya via Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. We spent one night in Nairobi, then headed for the small airport which would fly us to the(…)

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Ministry Update – October 2012

CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD AND PRINT THIS UPDATE LETTER As I write this update I am sitting on an airplane flying from Texas to Columbus, Ohio. First thing in the morning the team is off to South Sudan, before I return to Haiti on November 10th. Right before I left Haiti on the 16th, I(…)

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Contentment and Hope

This morning begins with me leaving early for the airport, leaving Haiti for the next 4 weeks. As I usually do my writing on Tuesdays, but seldom am able to get any thoughtful writing done sitting in airports, I thought that this week, I would just share what has been on my heart lately with(…)

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The Time for War

You know that point when temptation rises in your heart, and there is that uncontrollable fleshly pull – a longing, a gleeful sin-filled desire – to act on the opportunity in front of you. In that moment you know it’s wrong. You know you shouldn’t. You know the Holy Spirit is crying “No! Don’t!” Yet(…)

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Boasting in God’s Amazing Grace

As I have been thinking on the subject of grace and the forgiveness of God for our sins through the cross of Christ, I am becoming more and more aware that all-too-often, we as believers forget just how amazing it really is. Now, I know that you know that we are completely forgiven of all(…)

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Ministry Update – September 2012

CLick Here to Download and print this update letter It is really hard for me to believe I’ve already been in Haiti for a full seven months. It has gone by so fast. I am also quickly getting hit with the reality that my time here is growing shorter every day. This month I have(…)

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A Wonderful Parallel

I love the story of Jesus getting baptized as the Holy Spirit descends of Him and God speaks from Heaven, “You are my beloved Son, with You I am well pleased” (Luke 3:22). Imagine what it would be like for you if, right now, God spoke such encouraging words over you. It isn’t long however(…)

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Would Jesus Lie?

In John 14:26, Jesus tells the disciples that, “The Helper, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name, he will teach you all things and bring to your remembrance all that I have said to you.” Jesus goes on to say in John 16:7, “I tell you the truth it is to(…)

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Ministry Update – August 2012

CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD AND PRINT THIS UPDATE LETTER August has definitely been a month filled with many highs and lows, but God’s goodness has and will continue to prove faithful to us. The month began in preparation for a visit from Heart of God Haiti’s Executive Director, Dave Young, and a team that included(…)

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What About It, Pat Robertson?

Now Tropical Storm Isaac has passed Haiti, I think it’s fair to say that God demonstrated how great His mercy is to this nation. After all, it was predicted that the storm would reach hurricane force wind before hitting our coast. The trajectory of the storm for days before had predicted that the eye of(…)

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After Isaac Damage Report: “The Orphan House Broke”

Yesterday afternoon, after the streets were somewhat cleared and the storm had calmed down to mainly rain, I decided to go check on the orphanage and see how well they fared. If you aren’t already aware, I stay down in the Port-au-Prince area which is lower down and closed in on most sides by the(…)

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Tropical Storm Isaac Photo Updates

As long as internet holds up, I’ll try and post an updated picture every couple of hours so you guys can see what’s happening here. If you want to find it on a map, I am in the Santo area of Port-au-Prince, Haiti. You can also track the storm here to see what’s overhead right now.(…)

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(Soon to be) Hurricane Isaac

  Dear Friends, Please keep Haiti as a top priority in your prayers for at least the next 72 hours. It looks like Tropical Storm Isaac — soon to be Hurricane Isaac — will be coming right over the top of Port-au-Prince. Because of the 2010 earthquake, there are still over 400,000 people living in(…)

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Pickpocket Wins

No matter how careful you are, eventually, when you are in super crowded spaces, especially in countries that are so destitute that theft is expected and even often times not considered a punishable offense, the pickpockets will get you. It finally happened to me last night, as some friends and I went to the final(…)

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