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Ghana 2019

More Than We Expected

(Nkwanta, Ghana) Our team has all arrived in our field location. This was certainly no small feat! Saturday morning began with our America team enjoying breakfast in Accra after a great night of rest and relaxation after the long journey from America. We were filled with anticipation of what was ahead. Then it all began … The journey quickly turned into more of a duty than a delight! The dust and smoke filled the air and covered everything and everyone. The roads transitioned from pavement to gravel, to dirt, to paths. The travel was uncomfortable and challenging. About 7 hours...

The Project Begins

Our entire team (Craig Barker, Marckwardt Chase, David Ney, Andy Poe, Michael Swink, and myself) have all finally arrived in Accra and are set to travel the six hour drive tomorrow morning to our project site. After months of prayer and physical preparation, we are all trusting the Lord to give us a bountiful harvest. The team has all meshed together very well and are looking forward to this adventure. We spent the day doing the normal things like going to the market to get our supplies for the next two weeks. I have been in regular communication with our...

The Main Thing

Is the plain thing The new year is fully open. The college football season is over and with the games this past weekend we now know who will play in the NFL Super Bowl! The four teams that were in the playoffs have all decided to remember the main thing … whatever they determine that to be. For the two teams who lost in the playoffs, their choice was to lament a couple of missed calls and whine about what might have been, or make the main thing about looking and working for the future! You and I have a...

Starting Strong

How we start will determine how we finish! Happy New Year! Entering 2019, I hope that you have already paused to think about things for which you are grateful. For me, I’m grateful that the Hallmark Christmas movies are over, even though I enjoyed watching them with Mary (since November) – I’m certainly grateful. For years I have been reminding you that the bedrock of our life in Christ is that we display the 3G’s of gratitude, grace, and generosity. Every single time I miss the mark, I can evaluate which of the 3G’s was missing. In other words, I...

Finishing Strong

In His most humble moment, Jesus prayed to His Father and said, “I have finished the work which you have given me to do.” (John 17:4) Jesus knew why He came and stared true to that purpose. The Apostle Paul wrote, “I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith” (2 Tim. 4:7). Finishing the Race is the key to life! This past weekend I watched one of the most entertaining yet frustrating ending to a football game that I can remember. The New England Patriots were leading the Miami Dolphins 33-28 with...

Refuse to Lose Today!

I trust you had a great Thanksgiving celebration with your family and friends, but more importantly, I want you to remember that Thanksgiving is not a DAY, Thanksgiving is a WAY.  The foundation of gratitude is one that must constantly be poured day-by-day. As we come toward the end of the year, I hope that you will encourage those around you to look for the things in their life and businesses for which they are truly grateful.  Perhaps a good exercise is to establish a gratitude box in your office and in your home, when people all write one-word notes of the things they are grateful for right...