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Pastor’s Perspective 11-13-18

The Singing Christmas Tree is being constructed in the sanctuary as I write these words. As we experience every year at this time, the excitement is palpable and building. Hundreds of members of our church are already investing heavily their time and talents to make this year’s Tree all it can be for Christ and […]

Pastor’s Perspective 11-06-18

I got interrupted as I was putting this article together. Texting my son who is currently deployed to Afghanistan. It’s amazing what modern technology enables us to do nowadays. Using the WhatsApp app, I can text him in real time. It really is a blessing! When I was deployed to Saudi Arabia and Iraq for […]

Pastor’s Perspective 10-30-18

5-28-62-65 and 70. Those were the winning numbers in last week’s Mega Millions lottery jackpot. The second largest lottery prize in history. $1.537 billion! Someone bought the winning ticket at a KC Mart in Simpsonville, SC. The odds of winning were one in 302.5 million. Slim enough for most to realize there is no need […]

Pastor’s Perspective 10-23-18

It takes only one generation. One generation to change the course of an entire nation. We see this truth demonstrated with the nation of Israel in the Old Testament. God had freed them from slavery in Egypt and miraculously delivered them into the Promised Land. In the course of that deliverance, He instructed His people […]

Pastor’s Perspective 10-09-18

I found myself thinking about the future as I drove to work this morning. The future of our country. And the future of our church. The headline on today’s local paper highlighted the Supreme Court’s shift to the right with the Senate’s confirmation of Justice Kavanaugh over the weekend. Some are jubilant about this news. […]

Myanmar Mission Trip, Day 4

We had a great time with the children today in Taukyat…  shared story of David and Goliath and the gospel.   Taught songs about Jesus and even the adults sat close by to check out what was going on.  We shared new clothes made for the children by Betty Johnston.  We also presented them with a […]

Myanmar Mission Trip, Day 3

Today Victory Christian Church celebrated it’s 10th Anniversary.  They had been waiting for Lynne and Bruce to come to celebrate. The highlight of the day was taking Hung Kee Paing, his family and the orphans in his care to the Golden Duck Restaurant.  What a joy it was for us to see their smiling faces […]

Myanmar Mission Trip, Day 2

Today Bruce shared with the Grace Christian Ministry Congregation  (he finished James and highlighted Acts.) as  Rusty and I went to the hostel and shared with these young Buddhist women waiting to receive work visas for Singapore.  Several raised their hands to accept the Lord and 20 wanted Bibles which we went to the bookstore […]

Myanmar Mission Trip, Day 1

We arrived safely in Myanmar Thursday night around 10:30pm after almost 23 hours in the air. Friday morning came quickly as we met for our daily devotion, then breakfast.  One of our main tasks is to help Hung Kee Paing find land to build a building to serve as a church, orphanage and his home. […]

Pastor’s Perspective 10-02-18

Little children are notorious for saying what’s on their mind. They haven’t learned yet how to filter what comes out of their mouth. That often leads to moments of humor. And not so funny moments. I was leading a children’s sermon on the prodigal son in my first church in rural Kentucky. I asked the […]