The Apostle Paul writes in 2 Corinthians 4:7 that we carry “in jars of clay” the treasure of the good news that Jesus has paid for all of our sins and the sins of the whole world, reconciled us to God, and earned us a home in heaven. This fact was sadly illustrated this past Friday at the BELC district chairmen’s meeting where I . . . read more
The Apostle Paul writes in 2 Corinthians 4:7 that we carry “in jars of clay” the treasure of the good news that Jesus has paid for all of our sins and the sins of the whole world, reconciled us to God, and earned us a home in heaven. This fact was sadly illustrated this past Friday at the BELC district chairmen’s meeting where I . . . read more

To Bengaluru and Back

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Bengaluru At the end of March I went to Bengaluru (Bangalore) for a two-day training with some 26 new pastors. Missionary Matthew Ude flew into Bengaluru the evening after the first day, returning from his furlough in the States, and taught the second day of the meeting. These pastors have been gathering in Bengaluru each month for several months . . . read more

Extreme Culture Shock

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Culture Shock is something one can experience when visiting a foreign country. Often there are different expectations, different ways of communicating, different ways of doing things, different levels of comfort, and different levels cleanliness and hygiene. These differences can lead to feelings of unease, discomfort, even anxiety and . . . read more
I have setup a photo website which have most of the photos from my time in India. I will add captions to most, so be sure to point our mouse at the photo to see the caption. The photo site is found here: bit.ly/peterindia. . . . read more

Larry and the Driver

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From the Field July 26, 2014 In October of 2008 a visitation was carried out to the UMELC(which became the CLC of Myanmar) by Mission Board member Larry Hansen, Mark Bohde(who was a missionary in Thailand) and me. A two day seminar was held with attendance . . . read more
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

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