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The Berean Way
follower of Jesus, husband, dad
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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
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Good morning. I slept until 1:30 am last night. Then I was wide-awake until I fell back asleep at 5:00 am. Two hours later I was up, showered and sitting down for breakfast. Jet lag is always a challenge for... Continue reading
Posted Oct 18, 2016 at The Berean Way
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It is hot! And I mean humid, sauna, sweat dripping in your eyes, energy-sucking hot! 90 degrees F mostly sunny with giant thunder clouds rolling all around us. And dare I even say it . . . I think I... Continue reading
Posted Oct 17, 2016 at The Berean Way
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Kalemyo. Our location no longer has to be a secret. This is the city where he will be spending the next week teaching and learning. We have been freed to take photos and share details! We chose the 1.5 hour-long... Continue reading
Posted Oct 16, 2016 at The Berean Way
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The team all made it safe and sound to Yangon. I arrived around 1:00 am and had to make my own way to the hotel since the shuttle never came to pick me up. Today felt like we were walking... Continue reading
Posted Oct 15, 2016 at The Berean Way
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Hello everyone! It has been 187 days since my last post on this blog and I am asking for your forgiveness. I didn't really mean to ignore you. I have been busy. And technology has changed. And we are working... Continue reading
Posted Oct 13, 2016 at The Berean Way
Thank you Kathy!
At around 7:00 PM tonight, 9 April 2016, I was sitting in a tea shop next to my hotel when a heard a loud rumble and then the building began to shake! My vision went blurry. I jumped up and... Continue reading
Posted Apr 9, 2016 at The Berean Way
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I got up and took a short walk up the hill to the other end of town. When I returned we sat on a porch overlooking the valley and just talked about family and life and the amazing things we... Continue reading
Posted Apr 8, 2016 at The Berean Way
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On my way to bed last night and this is what I see! Seriously? Do they have an organized plan to come get me? I thought I might tackle those stairs to the palace one more time this morning. I... Continue reading
Posted Apr 8, 2016 at The Berean Way
Unfortunately, after spending 90 minutes on my blog this morning, something happened and I lost the entire thing! A copy wasn't saved and we are about to drive to Kathmandu. I'll try and update tomorrow. Sorry! Continue reading
Posted Apr 7, 2016 at The Berean Way