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The Berean Way
follower of Jesus, husband, dad
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Most Sri Lankans are fishermen, farmers or a part of the tourism industry. Here are some typical scenes from a fishing village I walked through today. Continue reading
Posted Nov 16, 2017 at The Berean Way
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Today, we visited with one of the pastors that I met back in 2013. He brought together pastors from 7 different churches, along with their wives, and a number of other local people for a marriage conference. I believe there... Continue reading
Posted Nov 16, 2017 at The Berean Way
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I am from the United States of America - a Greek-thinking, logical, Western mindset. I naturally approach most situations as a problem to solve so I can bring closure to the challenges in my world. I know it is not... Continue reading
Posted Nov 15, 2017 at The Berean Way
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Few things in this world are more amazing than the amount of time that a teenager can sleep. When you add a serious case of jet-lag, then this mystery rivals the sleeping pattern of a hibernating bear. It is truly... Continue reading
Posted Nov 13, 2017 at The Berean Way
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Today was another day of travel. The first leg of the journey was to Mullaittivu, which was the place of the final battle in their war. Still, the signs of the war were all around. Someone said that in many... Continue reading
Posted Nov 13, 2017 at The Berean Way
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Somehow I was able to convince Andie to go on a short walk with me this morning to stretch our legs and fill our lungs with some Bay of Bengal ocean air. But it was humid and that walk did... Continue reading
Posted Nov 10, 2017 at The Berean Way
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After a few good hours of sleep, we had breakfast and then walked around Gregory Lake. The monsoon rains took a break this morning after pounding us last night. We hopped into the van to begin our 7-hour journey to... Continue reading
Posted Nov 10, 2017 at The Berean Way
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We arrived and passed through customs as quickly as I have ever experienced. [Note to self: carrying on all our bags was smart. Never check a bag again!!!] Sam met us outside and 20 minutes later we were at our... Continue reading
Posted Nov 8, 2017 at The Berean Way
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One of the most important things we can do as parents is to teach our kids. They learn far more through their observations of us over the words that we say. But even better, is when they get to participate... Continue reading
Posted Nov 8, 2017 at The Berean Way
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In 2013, Sam and I traveled throughout the recently opened island country of Sri Lanka where we found a people and leaders passionate to explore their newly found freedom. Even though the damages from decades of war were everywhere, it... Continue reading
Posted Nov 8, 2017 at The Berean Way
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I am flying at 33,000 feet somewhere over Greenland processing a very powerful week. This flight isn’t full so I moved quickly to take a window/aisle combo seat before everyone else started moving around. It is so nice to be... Continue reading
Posted Feb 7, 2017 at The Berean Way
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Today was a day of God’s perfect timing. My goal was to try to find, reconnect & share our story of the last four years with Andrew Assimwe with five specific Ugandan people. Here is how it went. I woke... Continue reading
Posted Feb 7, 2017 at The Berean Way
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It’s Sunday which means everyone will dress up and head off to church. I took my regular 3 mile walk through the different communities learning little nuances that I can pick up along the way. Watoto South is the church... Continue reading
Posted Feb 7, 2017 at The Berean Way
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Taking care of kids is tiring. Taking care of almost 20 is exhausting. One of the great privileges of being an "uncle" is that you get to come in and live outside the normal rules and kids will like you... Continue reading
Posted Feb 7, 2017 at The Berean Way
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By 8:00 am, I was out the door and heading down the back roads towards Loving Hearts Children's Home. Traffic was bad, but Vincent knew a back route. I had reached out to Miriam and asked if I could visit... Continue reading
Posted Feb 3, 2017 at The Berean Way
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My first friend I made was with Samson, the giant German shepherd/grizzly bear mix guard dog. When he is out of his cage, he follows me everywhere. Mama Irene asked why I like the dog so much. I told her... Continue reading
Posted Feb 3, 2017 at The Berean Way
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I realize that things will happen when they happen, but for the next three days the schedule should look like this: 8:00 Wake up, chores & breakfast 9:30 Breakfast (porridge & toast) 10:00 Training group 1 – kids ten and... Continue reading
Posted Feb 3, 2017 at The Berean Way
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My favorite flight path is from Portland to Dubai. Then Dubai to Entebbe, Uganda. Those carriers have newer planes that are designed for long flights. This time around I flew Delta then KLM via Amsterdam. These planes are older, and... Continue reading
Posted Feb 3, 2017 at The Berean Way
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Since 2002, I have had the privilege of traveling around the world, teaching (the mostly uneducated) people how to read and study the Bible for themselves AKA The Bible is an Elephant. This journey has included over a couple dozen... Continue reading
Posted Jan 30, 2017 at The Berean Way
Probably one of the biggest discoveries for me is the difference between truth and culture. When your team consists of Americans, Indians, Burmese and Nepalese, you must be able to not only listen, but to hear what is being communicated.... Continue reading
Posted Oct 27, 2016 at The Berean Way
There are two stories I want to share with you from Nepal. I will do my best to retell them, and any errors to the facts are completely unintentional. One of our local Nepal partners was orphaned at an early... Continue reading
Posted Oct 27, 2016 at The Berean Way
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The morning came quickly and I tried to take in all of the view that I could. It was a bit foggy, but I was waking up on a mountain in the middle of the Himalayan Mountains!!! Wade and I... Continue reading
Posted Oct 27, 2016 at The Berean Way
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With the limited amount of time I now have to travel, I have to become more efficient with my time. That means two countries in one trip. So we returned to Yangon and then flew to Kathmandu to meet with... Continue reading
Posted Oct 27, 2016 at The Berean Way
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May I present to you a very blurry (due to our sauna conditions) photo of the graduating class of our 2016 Four-Day Seminar. OK, well they didn't actually graduate from anything, but it sure felt like it today! It is... Continue reading
Posted Oct 20, 2016 at The Berean Way
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I never know what to expect going to a completely new country. I always have pre conceived thoughts and ideas, but what is it really going to be like? Is Myanmar going to be like Nepal or India? Some things... Continue reading
Posted Oct 19, 2016 at The Berean Way