Last Sunday was a delightful day with no responsibilities. I worshiped at Christ the Redeemer church in Portland, Maine, and heard a solid sermon from David Richter, guest preacher. Afterward Sean Roberts, pastor of the church, invited me to join his and David's families at lunch. After lunch I parted ways and went in search… Continue reading April 14, 2019 — Connecticut and Vermont
I am so glad I did not wait until Tuesday morning to set off for my New England trip! I had decided to go part way Monday evening, and it took a good bit longer than it should have. Tuesday morning I drove the rest of the way to Newton, MA for lunch with a… Continue reading April 6, 2019 — New England, Part 1
Last Monday all the Mid-Atlantic staff converged on Newark, Delaware for our spring staff meeting. Those from Pittsburgh and Ohio spent Sunday night part way and finished the trip Monday morning. We had a grand time! We worshiped, Nate and Michael led an engaging discussion of a book they'd read, we prayed for each other,… Continue reading April 1, 2019 — Heading West
There is so much going on in Maryland that I can't visit everyone during my trip to see Chris Garriott at the University of Maryland - so I added a week for an assortment of meetings. The week began by meeting a pastor and his wife to discuss the church we hope to start in… Continue reading March 24, 2019 — Maryland and Delaware
Yep, it's the busiest part of the semester. Two weeks ago I was in Dallas for the spring meeting of our national oversight committee. RUF is in good shape, and the meetings went smoothly. While there a new National Coordinator was announced! You can read about Will Huss here. We are pleased that Will has… Continue reading March 17, 2019 — Dallas, Millersville, New Jersey
I stayed home the first part of last week. It was my Lehigh University visit. As I was walking around the university, I reflected on what a pretty campus Lehigh has. Michael Goodlin is only in his second year with RUF. He is rapidly learning to be a campus minister, but there is much to… Continue reading March 4, 2019 — Lehigh and Winter Conference
I had a good flight to Mexico last Monday, but when I called for an Uber, it took forever to find a car, and it was 25 minutes away! I grabbed a taxi and arrived at the hotel in time to meet with Matt Jesch. Matt is the MTW missionary assigned to oversee their campus… Continue reading February 25, 2019 — Mexico!