Saturday, January 2, 2010

While We Are Home - Ministry Continues

Greetings to all of you …. Your interest in our journey means more to us than you can know. Jayne has kept you updated about our work in Kyrgyzstan and Ukraine. As you know, we are home now and will be until middle of March.

When we are home, much happens, too. Jayne continues her speaking, teaching, writing work and ministry across the country. She goes to California in February, Urkaine and Poland in April, and New Zealand in June. I plan to accompany her on those trips. Her latest book, Wounded Children, Healing Homes: The Impact of Traumatized Children on Adoptive and Foster Families, published by NavPress comes out in paperback in January, 2010. You can click on the book for more information.

While home, I continue to preach, speak, teach and counsel. Also, I am preparing for three classes that I will be teaching at INTERNATIONAL UNIVERSITY OF CENTRAL ASIA in Tokmok, Kyrgyzstan. Jayne will be teaching two classes along with the other ministries of which we are a part there.

Presently, I am working at the SHELTER, one of the churches that was started while I pastored West Carrollton Church of the Nazarene. While pastoring there our District Leadership decided to close two churches on the District. I asked the District leadership if we could take responsibility for these two churches and they were happy to let us. Now, some years later, these are two of the most dynamic churches in southwest Ohio. I say that not based on their numbers, though they are strong, but on the lives that are being changed, the addicts that are being set free, the families being strengthened, and the inner healing that is happening in many lives.

These two churches are LIVING HOPE in Centerville, Ohio, and the SHELTER in Dayton. One wonders what makes the difference between two churches that are slated to be closed and now two dynamic churches making a huge difference in the lives of hundreds. I have my opinion that I often share where and when I speak.

In closing, let me pass on two words the Lord spoke to me just before 9-11. He said, “GET READY.” The “get ready” message has to do with the coming “upheaval” in the world. I have shared this message everywhere in the world I have the opportunity.

Thank you, once again, for being our friends, prayer partners, and co-workers in these days of darkness and discouragement. As we have said for years, “The journey continues….”

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Monday, December 28, 2009

These Stories Will Touch Your Heart

Our dear friends, the Wrights are deeply involved in humanitarian work in the Central Asia country where we spend much of our time. We got to know them well over the past 18 months and so enjoyed being a part of what they do. We also became friends with many of their friends/workers on the ground there. This season's gifts from people from all over the world have allowed them to minister in incredible ways.

May I invite you to visit their blog this week and see what has taken place. It will be a meaningful few moments. Here is there address:
Blessings to you - our friends