Father of the Fatherless

Like most observing nights, the teenagers came to visit. The hole in the tropical sky held long enough for a window to Saturn and Mars. Three boys and a couple girls grew to a dozen or so. A staff member sent her daughter. The old 8 inch telescope shows wear… Continue reading

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25 hours at a Mission Station

It was an evening prayer meeting. The garden director led a sharing to 60 staff and children. A staff member led the singing. Another one had a guitar. Most of the 40 children (or so) are orphans. We joined them to worship, listen to a brief sharing, and pray. Faylene… Continue reading

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One Year of Changed Lives

Today marks one year of our changed lives in a new covenant of marriage. 2017 marked the change. Faylene had been a widow 6 years. I had been a widower for almost a year. Neither of us were seeking marriage. We had resolved separately and in our own ways that… Continue reading

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The Cry for Freedom

A Thoughtful Greeting to My Young Philippine Friends in Laguna: You just finished your Independence Day. It is an important mark. Your day recognizes freedom from Spain, who is now one of your friends. Our independence recognizes freedom from England, who is now one of our friends. Other nations celebrate… Continue reading

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