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

Devotional Thoughts

Some Lessons for Life…

While continuing to prepare for our next ministry adventure to West Africa I have been pondering some lessons we must all remember in life. Hope these are as pertinent to you as they are to me. 1.  Always return the grocery cart. While it is easy to just push the cart up on the grass…

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Countdown to Harvest Ghana!

In a few days our team will be setting out for another project in Ghana.  As always, I am thankful for the opportunity to travel abroad and physically reconnect with our wonderful team in Ghana.  These are, without a doubt, some of the most wonderful christian servants I have ever known.  These men and women…

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Relaxation and Reflection

The summer months always bring times of relaxation and reflection.  I am so very thankful for the times of family vacations when we have fewer responsibilities and more recreation.  I love being at the beach with our kids and grand kids.  It’s absolutely wonderful to ride bikes, frolic on the seashore, and just spend time…

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Straight From My Heart…

Today is my birthday — the 56th one of these I have seen come — and I am thankful for faith, family, and friends — all of which helps keep me grounded and blessed.  So many people have kindly expressed wishes and assured me of their prayers for me.  Each one of these people have…

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Straight From My Heart…

What has quickly become one of  the most meaningful things I participate in annually is the US Capitol Reading Marathon. This year joining me for the marathon were Jeff Andler, Dave West, and Pete, Joy, and Will Stamey.  Our assigned times were on Sunday night from 10pm- 2am (Monday morning) as well as Monday night…

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Half-full or Half-empty?

The goodness of the Lord should always be acknowledged in our lives. Too often we find ourselves in a space where we see the proverbial glass as “half-empty” rather than “half-full.” This foolishness is fueled by our own fleshly ambitions and desires. Each day we will make the decision of “sight walking” or “faith walking,”…

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Prayer for Sammy Lartey – Update from Ghana, Africa

So many of you continue to ask about the present situation with our National Director, Rev. Dr. Sammy Lartey, in Ghana. Here is a series of text messages he and I exchanged yesterday: Sammy: Dear Roy, thanks for asking loved ones to pray for me.Thanks also for asking Simon to be close to me. All…

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Pray for Sammy Lartey

And lest I should be exalted above measure by the abundance of the revelations, a thorn in the flesh was given to me, a messenger of Satan to buffet me, lest I be exalted above measure.  Concerning this thing I pleaded with the Lord three times that it might depart from me. And He said…

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Always Looking Forward

[JFK Airport, New York] — James McLean and I had an uneventful overnight flight from Accra.  We landed this morning in New York at 4:45am and made it through the immigration process in record speed.  We are thankful to be back on home soil, yet at the same time our entire team has already expressed…

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Lessons Learned

Today is my grandson’s 6th birthday.  I am so thankful for God’s blessing to our family with this guy.  He is my “best buddy!” In a few hours our US team members will board airplanes and embark on our journey to Africa for an intense and extreme ministry project.  Months of preparation are complete and…

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