"GO INTO ALL THE WORLD AND PREACH THE GOSPEL" --MARK 16:15

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June 2011 posts

June 2011 posts

Images of the Cross  The cross is a constant reminder of the grace, love and mercy of God.  As I have had the opportunity to be away for a few days of rest and relaxation I have been amazed at the wonderful ways God reminds me of His love.  As I sit on the porch of our condo it seems that my eyes are drawn to images of the cross.  These images might be nothing more that the beams of a condo unit across the way, the shape of a tree in the distance, or even an oddly shaped cloud...
May 2011 posts

May 2011 posts

Continuing in Faith God continues to do wonderful things in and through the life of His dear ones.  I am so blessed to witness the grand works of God around the globe.  Last week, while preaching in my local church, I saw the Father do some incredible things! I have been preaching through the book of Acts and on that Sunday I was preaching from 16: 11-15.   Following the message I witnessed four former Catholics come forward during the invitation to express, not only their faith in Christ, but their desire to follow the Lord Jesus in baptism.  There...
March 2011 posts

March 2011 posts

Headed Home [Brong Ahafo Region, Ghana] Our evangelistic project has just ended. God allowed us to share the gospel in 138 venues and witness 38,093 individuals indicate their first-time decision for Christ. Even though these numbers are staggering we have been reminded that there are 15,000 unreached villages here with a Muslim population in excess of 5 million people. Therefore the unfinished task ahead of us is both daunting and demanding. The grace of God has been evident in all our work. The fact that He organized for our first-ever medical clinic was amazing. Unknown to the American team was...
February 2011 posts

February 2011 posts

Weekend Update [Brong Ahafo Region, Ghana] It is Sunday here in Ghana. We are winding down from a busy two weeks of ministry here and are thankful for a day of rest. Since our arrival on Tuesday, February 15 our team has completed 91 separate ministry venues in villages, towns, schools, medical clinics, and film crusades. We have traversed difficult terrain and ventured where few, in some cases any, whites have previously been. It is still amusing to witness many of the people rub our hands and arms to see if our “color” will come off! Thus far we have...
The Work and Workers of the Gospel

The Work and Workers of the Gospel

Dr. Philip Ridenou Last Monday, I received the news that my friend and colleague, Dr. Philip Ridenour had died.  Philip, an American living in Ghana for the past ten years (or so) has served the Lord faithfully, without recognition, in some of the most dangerous areas of the country. His death was unexpected and gives reason for questions. Dr. Philip was a big man with a big heart.  His infectious smile was always an encouragement to everyone who met him.  Our projects in Ghana were always easier once we had met and visited with Philip. As a gifted eye-doctor and...
A Day in the Snow

A Day in the Snow

One of those, "rare snow storms" has made its way through Charlotte. It's beautiful sitting in our family room looking out on the yard and woods behind our house.  The insulation factor of the snow certainly makes everything seem still, hushed, and clean.  Of course, if one needs to venture out (presumably for bread, milk, and eggs) the snow presents challenges, dangers, and potential peril. Mary and I are pretty content to just sit in front of the fire, watch the snow, read a book or watch a movie or two. The convenience of technology makes it possible for me...