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 ...

Grading Papers

After a heavy work load teaching three graduate level classes last semester (considered a full time load in most graduate schools) in the Bible college program in Colombia, I returned to the States in...

Partnering for Progress

Missionary work, perhaps more than most ministries and professions, requires adaptation and flexibility. Over the years, I have traveled on foot, used a bicycle, rode on local buses, driven a four wh...

Incredible Opportunity

When we searched for a partner in our Christian higher education project, our only interest was in securing accreditation for the degree programs we intended to offer. Our first choice would have bee...

Long on Learning

In many universities and colleges, full time teaching is considered to be three courses during the semester. Here in the Bible college program, I taught one class the first half of the semester and I...

Mid-Term

This week I finished the first class I taught in our Bible college program. For eight weeks I taught four hours each Tuesday morning. The class was rewarding as several of the students mentioned growi...