The Sunset

Thoughts Along the Way © Therefore we are always confident and know that as long as we are at home in the body we are away from the Lord. We live by faith, not by sight. 2 Corinthians 5:6-7               Hawaii is known for its amazing, awe inspiring sunsets. This renown is quite justified but …. I still remember a particular sunset that we stood on the beach to watch. I expected it to …

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More News From the Africa CPI Conference

Thanks again for praying for the West Africa CPI Conference.  A more detailed report arrived this week.  Read the details at the Global Church Advancement site click here. John was also personally encouraged that the director, Nathaniel Adawonu, was helped greatly by the little mentoring John did from Japan via email and phone.  PTL!

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Rest For Our Soles

Thoughts Along the Way© My soul finds rest in God alone; my salvation comes from him. He alone is my rock and my salvation; he is my fortress, I will never be shaken. Psalm 62:1-2               We needed to go to Hawaii for meetings so we went a few days early to relax and have fun. Our flight left Tokyo around supper time and arrived in Honolulu in the morning of the same day. …

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Stumps That Grow

Thoughts Along the Way© Search me, O God, and know my heart; test me and know my anxious thoughts.  See if there is any offensive way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting. Psalm 139:23-24             When we moved into our current house the trees in the front yard were terribly overgrown so we had them severely trimmed. One tree in particular was a problem. It was large, fast growing, and under the …

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Thanks for praying for Africa

Thanks for praying for the West Africa CPI Conference, June 19-22. I heard news that things were off to a rocky start, lost luggage and that kind of thing. So, like you, I prayed that God would work mightily. I got this report from Steve Smith BGC Missionary in Ivory Coast that brought some people with and took part in the conference. Let me say that God showed up. I wish you could have seen …

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As A Little Child

Thoughts Along the Way©   But Jesus called the children to him and said, “Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of God belongs to such as these. I tell you the truth, anyone who will not receive the kingdom of God like a little child will never enter it.” Luke 18:16-17              While sitting in church, I noticed a father with his 18 month old baby …

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