Carolina on Our Minds

On April 18 we’ll be piling into two vans and setting off for the east. Twenty-something students from EJS, mostly twenty-somethings, along with one pair of pentagenarians (us), and our fearless leaders are heading to the Carolinas on our end of term mission trip. Encounter Jesus School (EJS) is a training program in spiritual ministry … More Carolina on Our Minds

Triple Jubilee

Little hospital founded by Madame the Countess d’Imecourt for the sick of Roucy, Concevreux, Gernicourt, etc. In service since Sept. 11, 1862 by the Sisters of St. Charles of Nancy. So reads the description from a turn of the (twentieth) century post card of this property, known as the Hospice of Roucy. 150 years ago, … More Triple Jubilee

Double Dutch Treat

Meet Anne and Menno Menninga. Here is a pre-post quiz: Anna and Menno are (a) merchants (b) artists (c) craftsmen (d) innkeepers (e) teachers (f) missionaries (g) restauranteers? Answer: all of the above—though (g) is in the planning stages. The Menningas are originally from the Netherlands, but have been missionaries for some thirty years, first … More Double Dutch Treat

Stand By Us

Thank you all so much for your prayers–especially concerning our flight from Dallas to Paris, because we were flying stand-by. We said we only need two seats and indeed six stand-bys made it on the flight, and we were numbers five and six. I don’t believe there were any empty seats. So we made it … More Stand By Us

Exploring the Land

Last post I told you about the central objective of our trip. But there is more. We feel like the men chosen from the tribes of Israel to “spy out the land.” We are confident the Lord is leading us, but we are taking a first step of seeing and meeting and exploring, to discern … More Exploring the Land

Good Samaritan

The trip we have been waiting for is now just three days away. This Friday, the two    of us fly to Belgium and France for a two-week ministry trip. The central objective is to meet with evangelist Michel Allard and his wife. Michel is the founder of Le Bon Samaritain (The Good Samaritain), which … More Good Samaritan