Adaptability May 21, 2014

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From the Field Adaptability May 21, 2014 There is a proverb from one of the tribes in Nigeria about Eniki the bird, who says “I have learned how to fly without perching, since men have learned to shoot without missing.” Like Eniki we must be agile in our thinking and work in doing overseas work. Read More Read More

Boko Haram May 10, 2014

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From the Field May 10, 2014 It is all over the news about the dreadful kidnapping of school girls by the Boko Haram in Nigeria. My heart goes out to the parents of the girls. And then we hear about a bombing that kills several hundred. This is not really ‘new’ news when it comes Read More Read More

Our Practice with Overseas Contacts and Churches May 5, 2014

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FROM THE FIELD May 5, 2014 Our Practice with Overseas Contacts and Churches More contacts in India and Myanmar. New contacts in Haiti and Mexico and who knows what other opportunities God will give the CLC. Below you have what we have been doing to handle these great challenges over the years. We have varied Read More Read More

A Mile Wide and an Inch Deep – April 21, 2014

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A MILE WIDE AND AN INCH DEEP What could that be? A place to ford a river? This is a saying applied to Christianity in Africa. Though it is not very flattering, it gets fearfully close to the truth. One time in the Nigerian CLC when we were dealing with a situation one elder of the Efa congregation said he thought we were facing evil spirits at Read More

It Pays to Choose Scripture

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From the Field                                                                  April 5, 2014 It was a regularly recurring thing when dealing with government officials in Nigeria, whether postal, customs, immigration or whoever that one was asked for something extra. I devised an Read More

Perspective March 21,2014

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FROM THE FIELD March 21, 2014 Perspective Our perspective is limited. Walking upon the earth we wonder what lies around the bend and beyond the next rise. Man coursing through the air by plane travel thinks as he looks down, ‘What a perspective on things I now have!’ But there is a curvature to the Read More Read More

One Man’s Junk is Another Man’s Treasure

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From the Field March 8, 2014 In the USA there is so very much that is discarded. We are a wealthy nation and as individuals see this everyday in a multitude of ways. One way is to look at what is taken to the junkyard or put out for the trashman to haul away. While Read More Read More

Yearly

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From the Field                                                        February 24, 2014 Yearly We have found through experience that it is best to visit each mission field we share with overseas brothers each year, except where we have resident missionaries. This helps to cement our Read More

Vigilante Justice

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FROM THE FIELD                                                                                 February 10,2014 VIGILANTE JUSTICE   I decided one time to take a bus to Lagos (an over eight hour trip) instead of going by car or plane. There was a new bus Read More

Christmas – The Lord Provides

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From the Field                                   Dec. 10, 2013 Christmas Notes My wife Mary kept a diary during our time in Nigeria. Here are for the first four Christmases in which the Lord provided.   \"Dec. 24th, 1986 A.B. Essien sent over a live chicken and some eggs. I made the chicken for Read More