Building Family Relationships

As the months go by, it’s hard to realize that yet another difficult year is in its 8th month! On the other hand, it is yet another opportunity to help support our field staff and partners as they serve the communities that they have been called to serve. Our story is about Elizabeth from East […]

He Understands Our Pain and Sorrow!

Life is not always a bed of roses! The longer one has been around, the more one has experienced pain. However, isn’t it amazing that God intersperses our lives with joy and pain to help us cope with life more maturely? Last month, I shared a story from Guatemala about weaving. That story took me […]

A Garden on Barren Land

When we moved to Ripon several years ago, farmers in our church proudly told us that the soil was excellent for planting crops. My experience with developing micro watersheds on the field in Asia, had me curiously study the agricultural patterns in Ripon as well as in the Central Valley. With roughly 11 inches of […]

Love Rekindled!

Valentine’s day is around the corner and everyone is talking about love. Whether it is “mushy” teenage love for a high school sweetheart or a more mature long-standing relationship, we know as we grow older that love is complicated! The Bible sets some pretty high standards for true love to live up to in 1 […]