We're in the fall travel season! Two weeks ago Ruth and I headed to Indiana, PA - but first we stopped in Lancaster for lunch with Trip and Joy Beans to catch up on the latest at Millersville. We arrived in Indiana in time to check-in before dinner with Oliver and Kim Pierce. Oliver is… Continue reading September 29, 2019 — West and Bethlehem
I had a pleasant flight to Mexico City on Monday, but I was tired when I arrived at the hotel at 9:00 PM. A good night's sleep set me on my way on Tuesday. The Large Group Meeting was solid and encouraging. Barush is a very good preacher and also a very good guitarist. We… Continue reading September 15, 2019 — Mexico City!
I'm in the airport waiting to board my flight to Mexico City to visit the RUF ministry there. The summer is over! It was over for students and campus ministers several weeks ago, but the first few weeks of school are a terrible time for me to show up. Everyone is furiously busy reaching out… Continue reading September 9, 2019 — Ready to Travel!
I finished! My goal last week was to write the Sunday School lessons for the adult class this fall - 11 total. The title of the class is "What to do When God Blesses Your Enemy," featuring studies in Jonah and Habakkuk. I will polish them as I go, but it is wonderful to have… Continue reading September 1, 2019 — Sunday School lessons
This is the heat of the battle! Students are streaming onto campuses and the battle for their hearts and minds intensifies. RUF has been preparing for this all summer, and now our ministers, staff, students, and interns have joined the cosmic struggle. Pray for Jesus to be victorious through us in the lives of college… Continue reading August 25, 2019 — Bethlehem
Most of last week Ruth and I were at Doubling Gap, west of Carlisle. We drove out on Tuesday and joined Peter and his family with students from West Virginia University for a pre-semester retreat. Ruth spent most of her time with the grandchildren. It was a wonderful visit! The retreat center has lots of… Continue reading August 18, 2019 — Doubling Gap
I had three major priorities last week: 1) Details of travel plans, 2) Training Conference documents, 3) Retreat preparations. The previous week I had sketched out my fall calendar. Last week I planned each day in most of September and October, booked a flight, and reserved hotels. I'm ready to resume traveling. I finished creating… Continue reading August 11, 2019 — Bethlehem Again