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Post Date: July, 2012
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On July 8th Mission Helpers from several CLC congregations will board an east-bound airplane from Chicago. They will fly through Istanbul, Turkey on their way to Nairobi, Kenya. Once in Nairobi they will divide into three teams with two teams working in Kenya and one team will head to Tanzania. They will spend the next three and half weeks Read More

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Post Date: July, 2012
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SundayHello from Team Etago,Yesterday was our last day at our location. We were privileged to bring the word of God to a prospect church near Emesa. They were formerly part of a different synod, but have expressed interest in joining our synod here in Kenya. On these weekends we have been teaching the 7 C’s. These lessons start from Creation and Read More

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Post Date: July, 2014
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17 July A rather discouraging day.  Only 5 of the 12 pastors who confirmed their attendance for the conference actually arrived.  The rest had not even notified that they wouldn’t come.  It was a long day, even involving squabbling with the manager over payment of the conference.  I haven’t seen anything like this before, even here.  I’m Read More

“Clinically Progressing Satisfactorily”

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Post Date: March, 2017
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That’s what the doctor wrote in the notes from my 4-week follow-up today. I was hoping that the range of motion would be increased from 60º to 90º but we are waiting another 2 weeks for that. The important thing is for me not to twist my lower leg at all (as that is what produced the injury in the first place) so that the meniscus is able Read More

“Elephant, Elephant, go in the valley.  No, no, no!  Why,…

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Post Date: August, 2012
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“Elephant, Elephant, go in the valley.  No, no, no!  Why, why, why?  Because…I’m too big!  Because I’m too big!” Read More

“Let this be a beginning, but never an end”

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Post Date: July, 2012
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\"Life is an opportunity—benefit from it; life is beauty—admire it; life is a dream—achieve it; life is a challenge—face it; life is a duty—complete it; life is a game—play it; life is a promise—fulfill it; life is sorrow—overcome it; life is a song—sing it; life is a struggle—accept it; life is a Read More

“LOFTY MOUNTAIN GRANDEUR”

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Post Date: October, 2011
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O Lord my God, When I in awesome wonder Consider all The works Thy Hand hath made, I see the stars, I hear the mighty thunder, Thy pow’r throughout The universe displayed; When I look down On lofty mountain grandeur Then sings my soul, My Saviour God, to Thee, How great Thou art! How great Thou art! Read More

“Pursue one great decisive aim with force and determination.”

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Post Date: November, 2014
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Clausewitz – Pursue one great decisive aim with…‏ From the Field Nov. 28, ’14 Carl von Clausewitz The Prussian military strategist gives us some useful quotes for our work in evangelizing, preaching the Gospel throughout all creation. One of these is “Pursue one great decisive aim with force and determination.” When Read More

“Q” Please

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Post Date: November, 2016
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I just stood in line for an ATM. This is the first time I have tried to get money since the government demonitized the 500 ($7.50) and 1000 ($15) notes, rendering all the cash I had on hand unusable. My ever-vigilent driver and helper, Kumar, saw that the State Bank of India ATM next to the hotel where we were staying had a short queue (line for us Read More

"Hello, Mr. Mzungu!" Update from Team Kenya!

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Post Date: July, 2015
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Jambo!After days and days and days and days and DAYS of traveling, we finally got to teach our lessons today! And to none other than the children in Etago!We landed in Nairobi around 8:30 local time Tuesday night, stayed overnight at our hotel, left early the next morning for Kisii, and stayed there overnight and left early this morning to Etago. Read More