Forget the leprechauns and Lucky Charms.  Move over corned beef and cabbage.  Put away your pinchers, all you people who are eager to see someone not wearing green.  (By the way, if you’re an adult, you should know that pinching people was okay back in middle school.  Now it’s just creepy.)  Despite the silly fun that we manage to import into all of our holidays, you might be surprised at what would more fittingly dominate our thoughts on St. Patrick’s Day: Read the rest of this entry »


Pray for Christians in India

February 23, 2010

This video is disturbing, but necessary. Parents, you should preview this video before allowing your children to see it, if you allow them to see it at all. Whatever decision you make, pray.


January 14, 2010

When disaster strikes a far off place in our world, we are often filled with a sense of hopelessness because we wonder: what can we do to help those who are suffering from so far away? We can always pray. We can and should pray for those who are suffering physically as a result of the earthquake in Haiti. We should also pray for those who have and will continue to suffer emotional trauma from the devastation. We can also pray that God would comfort those who are grieving lost loved ones, since many died when the earth opened her mouth to swallow the souls of many men, women and children this past week. We should pray that God would reveal His character and glory to the multitudes left to deal with the brokenness of this fallen world.This natural disaster has happened because this world is cursed, the result of the sin and rebellion of humanity. What we have seen in Haiti are but the birth pains of a world groaning for redemption as Jesus is working to make all things new through the gospel (Romans 8).

But most of us feel the desire to do something more than pray. A friend said today that he wished he had completed the disaster relief training course he started so that he could actually go to Haiti and physically help relieve the suffering of so many. Most of us can’t go, but we can give to disaster relief through an agency we trust. If you want to give financially to help deliver food, medicine and other needed aid, I encourage you to go to Sovereign Grace Ministries or AMGInternational and learn more about how you can share the love of Jesus through giving.

This is An Emergency

August 17, 2009

I don’t really know who all reads this blog.  But just in case you don’t also read Between Two Worlds, I didn’t want you to miss this.

“Go, send, or disobey.”  Do I uproot and go?  In the meantime, what can I do to become a better sender?  God of the nations, move me!

We’re Back!

July 27, 2009

Both the summer and short-term Peru teams arrived back in the US today. The team of Aaron Martin, Stephen Archer, Cara Childers, Chris Traffanstedt, Anna Traffanstedt, Abbey Thomas, Andrew Thomas, Nancy Thomas, Charles Murray (Birchwood Baptist), David Price (The Gathering) and Keith McAfee (The Gathering) arrived back in Chattanooga around 4:00 pm. Colby Wilkins and Nick Thornton landed in Atlanta this morning around 8am. Nick will spend some time at home in Douglasville, GA. Pray that God would provide Nick a job and clear direction about his future. Colby will be in Chattanooga this week, reuniting with his fiance Kat, before returning home to Norman, Oklahoma for 2 weeks to take a class. He will then return to Chattanooga (Covenant College) for his final year of classes. Chris and Ashley Robbins arrived this morning and will return to Chattanooga tomorrow.

This past week in Alis was absolutely incredible! There is so much to tell as I reflect on what God has done this summer. Let me first state that we could not have asked for a more competent, God-centered, and gifted summer team. It was a joy to watch Colby, Nick, Chris, Ashley and Melva (Peruvian missionary) in action this past week. God opened a few significant doors this past week. We can’t wait to tell you about His goodness and grace during our time in Alis. Also, be in prayer for The Gathering and Birchwood Baptist as they consider a strategic partnership with us in Peru.