Another semester of classes is done, and except for minor details like the final examination, is in the books. Of course, the students reading this would respond, “that’s kind of like saying minor surgery is what happens to other people!” Like the students, I am usually glad to see it finally wind down. I know […]

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Every once in a while God lets you get a glimpse of His sovereignty and providence at work. Spring break was one of those times for me, my son Christopher, and three other young men from our church. Our church has partnered with the IMB missionaries in southern Peru to participate in REAP South. This […]

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“Therefore, my beloved brothers, be steadfast, immovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, knowing that in the Lord your labor is not in vain.” (I Corinthians 15:58) One of the difficulties of serving as a missionary is battling the oppressive feeling that you are laboring alone, buried in obscurity and forgotten. The struggle […]

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That is a slogan I have noticed around New York City’s fire departments since the terrorist attacks in 2001. It refers to the fact that although all their men were involved in the valiant rescue efforts of that fateful day, some of their men gave their lives in the process. For those brave souls, their […]

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Machu Picchu was an isolated Andean village where about a thousand Incas once lived—and died without ever hearing the gospel. Built between AD 1400 and 1500, it was a thriving urban center. The Incas devised innovative agricultural techniques on dozens of terraces carved into the mountainsides. Strategically located between the Inca capital of Cusco and […]

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I was in Peru recently helping to train some national leaders. As always, I was so thankful to be able to travel to teach humble Christian workers like these students. They are sincere believers striving to do the best they can with the little they have. It always humbles me how appreciative they are and […]

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The peoples of the world that we consider “reached” are many times simply “Christo-pagans,” sometimes referred to as “Christi-Animists.” They have the name “Christian” but sadly follow a mixture of religious ways. In some cases, invading conquistadors “Christianized” people groups but never evangelized them in culturally appropriate ways. The point of a sword demanded and […]

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