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Survivor Art – “Loathing”

  God uses art in it's many forms to help and guide us in our healing journey.  When we express our pain through art and share it with others, it allows one's own story to provide clarity to what another may feel but cannot yet express. We have many artists who...

Thanksgiving

  ‘Then you shall cut the ram into pieces . . . and you shall burn the whole ram on the altar. It is a burnt offering to the Lord; It is a sweet aroma an offering made by fire to the Lord.” (Exodus 29:18) What is my offering to be, made by fire, given freely to...

Rwanda/Congo 2013 Update 13

August 14, 2013 Dear friends, Celestia and I make it home to Portland a few days ago. What an amazing 5 weeks of Africa ministry God gave us. This was surely one of the best ministry trips we’ve taken and also one of the most challenging. Conducting abuse ministry...

Rwanda/Congo 2013 Update 12

July 28, 2013 Dear Friends, We’re in Entebbe this morning and slept in a quaint guest house, Banana Village. It’s quiet, clean, and safe! David and Abby met us at the airport last night and then we enjoyed a leisurely dinner together and then came back and sat around...

Rwanda/Congo 2013 Update 11

July 27, 2013 Dear friends, The pastors conference ended yesterday and went incredibly well. They absolutely ate up the material. We trained leaders from various denominations at our conferences this year but the vast majority were from the CBCA, a Congolese Baptist...

Rwanda/Congo 2013 Update 10

July 24, 2013 Dear friends, Our pastors conference is going extremely well. They have been among the most responsive groups of pastors we have ever taught. It is amazing what persecution and suffering does to godly leaders–they get even more fervent in their love for...

Rwanda/Congo Update 9

July 20, 2013 Your Congolese brothers and sisters send their blessings! It’s been extremely difficult (that’s an understatement) to send information and get you updates of this incredible week as the city of Goma is virtually cut off from the outside. The community...

Rwanda/Congo 2013 Update 8

July 16, 2013 (#2) Dear friends, I’ve gotten emails that some of you have read of new fighting in Goma. Yes, there was heavy fighting here on Sunday just before we came. I talked to our host before we left for the border and he said the fighting was outside the city...