Orion’s Color and Characteristics — An Observing Delight

Oh my goodness, the night was cold! I had to reset equipment on the little 8 inch telescope to add a lens (called Hyperstar) to reduce the scope’s standard focal length by 80%. The result would give us a wide field view of the Orion Nebula, whose colors and shapes… Continue reading

News Update for CHRISTWORKS and Our Projects

NEWS UPDATE — NOVEMBER 2020 We do not post many news updates, and usually the occasion is a mission trip. COVID restrictions for entering the Philippines have kept us from returning, but we are still engaged with those we love at IFL. We chat with children or staff several hours… Continue reading

2019 Review and the Road Ahead

We have completed a year-end review and this is the report. There are significant actions and challenges that lie ahead. For followers and readers: we invite you to the link below that you may read the report for yourself. The report is in a PDF original file that you can… Continue reading

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