Celebrating 60!

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Praise God for the warmth of His Spirit in this new year’s frigid winter! On Jan 9th Cindy turned 60 years old! She claims there’s not another person on the planet so happy to be sixty! We go to Nashville March 12th for her next cancer checkup. In early January we hosted a retreat at our house to pray and plan […]

Christmas 2017

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Today we gathered for a party in a packed tutoring room full of excited refugee children and their mothers from Iraq, Syria, Sudan, Eritrea and Afghanistan. Cheese pizza, homemade cookies, chips and juice boxes quickly disappeared as we concluded this year’s homework help, prior to Christmas break. We briefly explained the reason for this season, […]

Accidental Fire

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Last Monday, during tutoring at the apartment complex where our church meets and ministers, an entire apartment block was destroyed by an electrical fire. Sadly, a dozen American families lost everything. One refugee family from Syria and another from the Sudan lost everything AGAIN!  The Sudanese mom had given birth only four days prior to […]

Not the Best News (Sept 2017)

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Do you ever make a wrong assumption?  I (Cindy) recently did! Leaving home last Monday for my cancer checkup at Vanderbilt hospital with my sister Jan, I had an unrealistic expectation. “Only two more weeks of chemo,” I thought. “I’m almost done with these nagging side-effects!“ I was wrong   Back in July I had returned home from the oncologist […]

Ramadan Prayer

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Over the next 30 days followers of Jesus around the world are praying together for Muslim friends during their month of fasting. Please join us in using the link 30 Day Prayer Guide. Muslims are seeking to earn the pleasure of Allah by giving up food throughout the day. As Christians we know that only by the […]

Moms Day!

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What  a joy and privilege to celebrate our mothers recently: Peg Stringer and Audrey Morris. They still love and care for us so well!  To see our own daughters doing the same so warms our hearts.   Mother’s Day can be such a tender time. Some mothers are missing from dinner tables. Many single moms […]

Treasures in the Trouble

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Therefore, we do not lose heart.  Though outwardly we are wasting away, yet inwardly we are being renewed day by day.  For our light and momentary troubles are achieving for us an eternal glory that far outweighs them all.  So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen, since […]

All Praise to God

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All Praise to Him Well known author and missionary widow Elisabeth Elliott writes, “God will not protect you from anything that will make you more like Jesus.” Certainly, God is using recent events to refine us and draw us nearer to Him. A Seven-Day Battle On January 11 Cindy and I arrived home from Nashville, after […]

Sweet and Somber Christmas

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Merry Christmas, one and all!  “Oh come let us adore Him … Christ the Lord!” “Can you tell us what is Christmas?”  Many of our refugee friends don’t know the true meaning. We are so grateful to have had numerous meals and visits with refugee friends to share the real meaning of Christmas.   Joy! In addition to […]

Ladies Celebrate

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Sixty women and children from six nations and six churches gathered to celebrate two babies of refugee moms from Syria and Afghanistan.  Events like this add to the work as we demonstrate the love of Jesus, provide a safe space for ladies to enjoy some food and fellowship. Thanks to all who contributed with gifts for the […]