Leaving the Tundra for Thailand

I left home midway through the second quarter of the G B Packer game at about 4:30 pm. The temperature was 17 degrees. I drove to Des Moines and stayed overnight with June and Marshall Peters, former missionaries to Thailand. Marshall organized and wrote grants to subsidize this adventure. They are looking forward to going back. …

The Novel Fieldwork by Mischa Berlinski.

I recently re-read the novel Fieldwork by Mischa Berlinski. It was a fascinating story about the complicated relationship of a missionary family in Chiang Mai, Thailand and a female anthropologist who was studying and living in an isolated tribal village. I highly recommend the book. The following is an excerpt: a delightful description of the road leading …

Good Life Club Packets

The women in the picture purchased and then put together over 20 ziploc bags of toys and hygiene articles to be distributed by the Free Burma Rangers. These volunteer soldiers will bring the packets on their backs into the interior of Burma. They will march several days carefully avoiding Burma army troops. Then they will set up temporary basic …

December 7th, 2014 First Baptist Church 10:00 am Worship

I feel as though I started my Thailand trip today. The congregation presented me with a love gift of $4,195.00. With other money I have received, the total is more than $5,000.00. I am humbled by this kind and generous response. I celebrate my 25th year as pastor of FBC this year. I have been able …