Two days ago the F5 Challenge Center (top floor now called F5 Climbing Center) had its grand opening bouldering competition. We had over 200 people come out and more than 75 competitors! I expected 100, not having any real knowledge of what the climbing community was like and our climbing couch expected 45 competitors based on the number of registration forms he had us print. It was beyond what any of us could have imagined. Continue reading Grand Opening Success!
With Jessica and the boys having their visas denied at the last-minute and my work permit already expired we have really had to hit the ground running to get everything in order to start our visa extension process a bit sooner than planned. Continue reading Our trials are God’s opportunity
With less than 2 months until the projected completion of the center things are getting busy, and exciting, and stressful, and exciting. Continue reading Eyes on the Prize
With Jessica and the boys return home, my parents first visit, the construction crew moving in and starting work and a nanny coming to help us, 2017 has started out with a lot to be thankful for. We hope you have found the Lord’s blessings in your life as well. Continue reading New year New Blessings
Merry Christmas and a soon to be happy New Year. As I sit home alone on Christmas eve I have a lot of time to reflect on this past year. From near divorce, to abandoning the work here to a 7 week separation from family we have had a year fraught with challenge, adversity, but most importantly, victory and growth. Continue reading Learning at His feet
The hardest thing about following God often isn’t the difficulties on the path, but rather the patience it takes to wait for Him to show you where you are supposed to put your foot next. But that is also one of the most exciting. Continue reading One Step at a Time
11Put on the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil. 12 For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places. 13 Wherefore take unto you the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand. Continue reading Ephesians 6:11-17
I have talked to many people who have said things along the lines of “being a missionary sounds so fun and exciting” and while there definitely are those aspects, that is not the whole story. I am sorry if it seems I am writing many negative posts in a row but I just felt the need to be real and share my heart. So often we feel the need to seem perfect and only share positive things but God is glorified in the trials as well as the blessings. They are what makes the good seem so good. Continue reading R.I.P. My Dreams
You know the term “bun in the oven?” Being pregnant in this brutal Bangkok summer heat has added a whole new depth of meaning to the phrase. Not only do I live in an oven, I literally am an oven. But like I’ve always said, God rewards the sufferers of this heat with mango season. Thank God for the mangoes. Continue reading Mingle With Men as One Who Desires Their Good.