Ministry Update: Snapshots of Nicaragua – Conclusion

“The LORD is there.” Ezekiel 48:35, NASB Dear Readers, Whew! I never expected to write three posts about my trip to Nicaragua. I even excluded some fabulous moments—it’s impossible to relay everything. I hope you’ll climb into a comfy chair and read this last segment concerning God’s awesome activities in a land far away… 3/25/17 – God is the Same The evening crusade in Managua was full of people … and mosquitos. As we listened to Pastor Barry preach from Acts 10, mosquitos swarmed around us. […]

Ministry Update: Snapshots of Nicaragua – Part Two

“Behold, I say to you, lift up your eyes, and look on the fields, that they are white for harvest.” John 4:35, NASB Dear Readers, It feels like I’ve been working in slow motion since my return from Nicaragua. As deadlines loom and family joys occur, my focus scatters. I’m so busy contemplating one thought to the next that I struggle to accomplish daily goals. Subsequently, I look forward to reminiscing as I write, remembering the simplicity of ministering in Nicaragua. Our goal each day consisted […]

Ministry Update: Snapshots of Nicaragua – Part One

“May the beloved of the LORD dwell in security by Him, Who shields him all the day, And he dwells between His shoulders.” Deuteronomy 33:12, NASB Dear Readers, It’s great to be home! Thanks for your love, prayers, and support. So much happened in the past few weeks that I struggle with what to share. Perhaps some snapshots will say it best… 3/16/17 – Jehovah-Shammah Our ZMI team met at the Charlotte Douglas Airport at 4:30 am. My Mark and our eldest son, Everett, accompanied me […]

Ministry Update: Gifts Galore

“My help comes from the LORD, Who made heaven and earth.” Ps. 121:2, NASB Dear Readers, This is it! The week has arrived. My bags are packed. I’ll soon find myself in another country, surrounded by people whose language and culture differs from mine. Faithfully, God has brought me every step of the way. I know that even now, He continues to walk before, beside, and behind me. It’s difficult to express the magnitude of my gratitude for all He’s accomplished on my behalf in preparation for […]

Ministry Update: Fears, Requests, & Privileges

“He makes my feet like hinds’ feet, And sets me upon my high places.” Psalm 18:33 Dear Readers, Yesterday I posted my “Encouragement for You ~ Ezekiel 3:8” video, and it contains a message I hesitated to share. Yet posting it enabled me to realize that I’m afraid—afraid of traveling to another country, afraid of getting sick from the heat or something else, afraid of getting exhausted, and afraid I’ll communicate poorly when it’s time to teach God’s Word. Though I’m not thrilled to relay these […]

Ministry Update: A Trip, a Conference, & a Journey

Dear Readers, January has blown in like gusts of snow on a windy day. Despite experiencing my second round of a nasty cold virus, I’m thankful for energy to tackle new and continuing projects. Just this morning I focused my heart on accomplishing today’s goals in the Spirit rather than fruitlessly laboring in my own strength—a.k.a., the flesh. I’d love to share the verse God used to inspire me: “‘Not by might nor by power, but by My Spirit,’ says the LORD of hosts.” Zech. 4:6 Don’t […]