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I haven’t been blogging lately, but I intend to be back at it soon. I want to continue with my Réveille Series. It should be the easiest thing for me to write because it’s about my deepest passion—life as a Gospel planter in another country.
One of the reasons for not blogging lately should be evident in the image below: This is the cover for my new book. I’m excited about it getting published sometime soon.
Carol and I will celebrate 4 years of marriage the 20th of this month. What a wonderful journey it’s been!
Carol struggled in recent months with some health issues, but today was one more proof of how she has improved—a 2.14 mile walk in Lacamas State Park, including around Round Lake. It’s a route that includes some serious hills!
I keep up with my exercise too. While she was doing her thing, I managed 3.5 miles in the park. And we didn’t get lost: We actually found each other back at the car.
We just received another 100 copies of Carol’s book which chronicles April’s cancer journey. It has blessed many people already. I’m sure she will find many more people to give books to.
I got to be with family in Wisconsin for a week in September. It was a sweet visit with Dad, my sister Cheryl, and brother-in-law Jack. Jack had 2 stents put in while I was there. Dad makes himself keep moving. If I make it to 96, I hope I get around as well as he does!
Actually, these two pictures do go together. My grandson Mathias lives in Cancun. He finally has his US passport—what a hassle it was! He’s coming for a visit, probably in December. I think his parents are coming, too.
May 13th, we began a project in the muddy bat cave which was the huge undeveloped space underneath us. It’s turning into a 750 sq. ft. living space. We think it will be ready when Mathias and his family come.
After that, we’ll see who we can bless with this apartment space—refugees transitioning to the US, helping someone avoid homelessness, a come-away-and-rest-a-while space for missionaries… lots of possibilities. Please pray with us: We want to be a blessing to others in need.
“So, being affectionately desirous of you, we were ready to share with you not only the gospel of God but also our own selves, because you had become very dear to us.” (1 Thessalonians 2:8, ESV)
“Like cold water to a thirsty soul, so is good news from a far country.” (Proverbs 25:25, ESV)
So, who are we reaching out to today with the Gospel? It’s more than a command; it’s a joyful privilege. There’s nothing in the whole wide world quite like having a part in someone else’s journey through the narrow gate into the glorious kingdom of God.
“And those who are wise shall shine like the brightness of the sky above; and those who turn many to righteousness, like the stars forever and ever.” (Daniel 12:3, ESV)