La Quinceañera and Running Red Lights

Last Saturday night, after the leadership training session at the Lucero Church, instead of making a beeline for home, we all headed to a nearby rented hall. One of the girls in the church was having...

Leadership Training in a High Risk Outpost

This week I have been leading a leadership training seminar at the Lucero Church in southern Bogotá. This church has grown to more than 120 members in the last three years and all of the people are...

Visa Renewed, Praise God!

After a little more than three weeks, I received my renewed permanent resident visa here in Colombia. It had taken a significant amount of my time as I rushed from one office to another only to stand...

Prayin’ For Paperwork

Paperwork is a part of life here in Colombia. For many years now, significant amounts of my time have been and are occupied by securing some license, paper, or permit. Many times the paperwork has ab...

Making Three Churches and One Little Girl Happy

During the time that Ken Gardner was here for his seminars on using puppets in ministry, he also offered to help in any other way he could. I took advantage of that offer and decided to purchase supp...

Puppets For Preaching

This week, I made a trip over the mountains and down to Villavicencio. It had been quite a while since my last trip and there was much to do. But along with my normal work with the school, on this tri...

An Exciting Second Semester

The second semester at our Bible College and seminary program is now underway. Since we use a distance education format, the semester begins when the students are able to study rather than on some art...

It Was An Honor To Have Known Him!

I was honored to have known him and to have worked with him. He was a very simple person. He had little education and no real skills other than those needed to survive in the Jungle/Prairie region of ...

A Really Big Firecracker!

It sounded like a really big firecracker, but in the end, the bomb was not at all close to where I was or where we live. Many of you have probably read about the car bomb that was set off earlier this...

Tears Brimmed up in the Little Girl’s Eyes

For years we published the Sunday school materials for the churches here in Colombia. It was a ministry of love, started by my wife, who had noticed that when church budgets were tight, it was always ...