Not Forsaken

Not forsaken. Little knocks come. A few seconds later they begin again. The sounds are door knob height from this small child who awaits my face to welcome her inside. “Drawing?” she asks with that upturned face towards my smile. “You want to draw?” I question. Her brows raise together,… Continue reading

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Starting on the Run: Children, Biblical Creation Curriculum, and Training (July 2019)

Fruit is already showing from this mission trip, and there is a busy time ahead. While it takes a few days to get over switching sides of the globe, we set up our Philippine quarters quickly. Greetings from staff and children at the Institute of Foundational Learning started immediately. It… Continue reading

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Back in the Philippines

We are back in the Philippines. The word spread quickly from the moment the first child saw Deo’s vehicle pull through the IFL gate.  We were exhausted from the 23-hr. trip and the traffic-laden ride back from Manila, but adrenaline kept us unpacking. Little knocks began.  They needed to see… Continue reading

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Heart Call to Return

Unfathomable love runs deep, but it’s hard to explain. We recently had a lunch meeting among friends, but one person had come to hear an answer to a question: “Why on earth we would devote ourselves in such a way?” We told of personal encounters and the joy of knowing… Continue reading

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The Winter Circle and Moonscape

The winter circle is high overhead in the early evenings of March in the Philippines. It’s name draws questions because Philippine children do not know four seasons, so I have to explain to them how it got its name. This particular night was with my wife (a budding observer of… Continue reading

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