The loss of heroes in the time of coronavirus

The past few weeks have been witness to the loss of some giants of the faith in my life. We lost another one recently. I don’t know exactly when, but I just heard yesterday that one of my true heroes, Dwight Palmquist, passed away from brain cancer. He died in the Philippines, the country he loved.

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Final thoughts from Ethiopia

Scattered thoughts as I get into my last day in Ethiopia and then catch a plane for home:

— I could eat Ethiopian food every day.

— I love teaching in this culture. There is an eagerness to learn and an attention to the value of education I don’t always get to see in my normal context.  Read more

Thoughts from Ethiopia

The first week is finished at Addis Abeba Bible College where I am teaching a two week course on Wisdom Literature.

There are two other American pastors on this trip and one Ethiopian pastor who lives in Dallas. Each are teaching their assigned subjects for these two weeks as well.  Read more

4 days to Ethiopia

In four days I leave for another teaching trip to Ethiopia. This is my second journey and I can’t wait to be in this beautiful place again.

As soon as I get back (it’s a two week assignment), we dedicated our new building, ministry, and coffee shop in a special Sunday service.  Read more

Significant ministry moments

I need to brag on my church. This week has been significant for us and I am so deeply thankful. There is also a moment where there is a sense of celebration, and this moment being a time when we can celebrate and get ready for some BIG things ahead.

I reflect on this week on our church blog (HERE).

Please take the time to read.