Saturday, April 29, 2017

The End of the Road...

We are thankful for everyone who prayed for us during our recent trip to Nepal. This was an incredible trip, but it's extremely hard to write or explain how the Holy Spirit moved in such miraculous ways. We saw miracle after miracle with God's breathtaking beauty around us the entire time.  The unreached are difficult to reach, but it's our responsibility to be the hands and feet in the hard to reach places.  Thanks for your patience we are still processing.  I would love to share more one on one or in small 

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Google Earth pictures of the village

Thursday, March 30, 2017

Next stop...Nepal!

One of the greatest things about being a Christ-Follower is the humbling opportunity to serve him in a foreign context.  This year, we will have a chance to participate in vision trip to Nepal. The focus of the trip is prayer-walking and evangelism to unreached people groups in the foothills of the Himalaya's.  Our team value each and every prayer.  We will try to provide updates along the way.

I am so humbled by this experience and for every person who has poured into me through the years!  God has used you to shape and mold me!  One of greatest gifts is the core fundamental beliefs about the Bible.   I don't take the question lightly nor attempt to minimize it's importance.  For me, the question comes down to what I believe about the Bible.  If I believe the Bible to be true then what does that mean?  

Risk it all for the sake of the gospel!

Monday, October 17, 2016

To My Mom and Dad

A lifetime of memories
A heart filled with endless love
A forever thankful little boy
A heart full of thankfulness

Our family story is unique
However, it’s our story

I’m forever thankful
To my Mom Dad

A lifetime of memories
filled with endless love
A forever thankful young man
A heart full of thankfulness

Memories of a home on Cottage Street
In a special little town
filled with love and amazing people
A single light in a church
Pointing the way
Grandparents love never ceasing

I’m forever thankful
To my Mom Dad

Memories of a Kentucky Farm
Hills filled with adventure
Surrounded by family
Forever laughter with forever love
Grandparents love never ending

A lifetime of memories
A heart filled with endless love
A forever thankful father
A heart full of thankfulness
For modeling love
For me to pass on to my family

I’m forever thankful


Thursday, June 9, 2016

When life get's hard...

The life of a true Christ follower can be challenging and difficult.  Sometimes, the struggles of the battle can pull us into difficult places.  This is an excellent six-part series by Andy Stanley, who is the past of Northpoint Church outside of Atlanta.
What do we do when our circumstances are so challenging there’s no way forward and no way out? We have problems for which there seem to be no solutions. We have questions without answers. During times like these, we’re tempted to run or give up. We’re tempted to give in to jealousy, resentment, and anger . . . especially anger toward God. That’s because when life gets hard, it feels like God is absent, apathetic, or angry. But what if he isn’t? Is it possible to hang on to joy, hope, and patience in the meantime?
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Monday, May 23, 2016

Great article and worth the read...

Christian preachers are often talking about the "mission" of God's people, and this is absolutely right. Christians have a lot to do in this world, and our task to make disciples and take the gospel to the nations is immediate and apparent. But there are also other things that we should seek to cease in our lives. Here, Chuck Tate at gives us 22 key things and attitudes that we need to cut out of our lives.
1. Quit expecting the world to like you. Jesus said it would hate you (John 15:18-27, Matthew 10:22).
2. Quit throwing your own teammates under the bus.
"We're called to build each other up, not tear each other down. In fact, Jesus said that our love for each other proves to the world that we are really His true disciples (John 13:35, 1 Thessalonians 5:11)."
3. Quit gossiping. This includes sharing "juicy prayer requests" with no intention of actually praying (Psalms 34:13, Psalms 101:5, Ephesians 4:29). 
4. Quit replacing prayer with "good vibes" and "positive thoughts." No. Just no. Prayer moves the hand of God and the hand of God moves the world. "Prayer is much more effective than making someone feel warm and fuzzy inside. By the way, I'm not saying positive thoughts and good vibes are wrong (and they do make you feel good), I'm just saying prayer trumps them both (2 Corinthians 1:11, Philippians 1:19, Ephesians 6:18, James 5:16)."
5. Quit saying repentance isn't necessary. It is. Jesus said so.
"And just so you know, there are 53 references to repentance in the New Testament. Now go repent (Matthew 5:17, Acts 3:19, Romans 2:5, 2 Peter 3:9, 1 John 1:9)." 
6. Quit saying that the "portions of the Bible that make you feel uncomfortable" are irrelevant and nothing more than dated writings.
"All 66 books, 1,189 chapters, and 31,102 verse are the inspired Word of God. So the next time you think about throwing out the Old Testament, just remember that Jesus quoted it numerous times in all four gospels (John 1:1-4, John 1:14, 2 Timothy 3:16)."
7. Quit expecting unbelievers/non-Christians to understand the Bible and/or to live like Christ.
"It's hard enough for Christians to live like Christ and it's impossible to do so without Him (until the blinders are removed) (2 Corinthians 4:4, 2 Corinthians 5:17, Galatians 5:24-25)."
8. Quit acting like the Great Commission (Go into all the world to preach the gospel) is the Great Suggestion.
"It's a command. Go already (Matthew 28:19, Mark 16:15)."
9. Quit thinking that it's OK to be silent about your faith.
"Yes, it's just as important to represent Jesus by how we live, but someone can't respond to the Good News without hearing it ... and they can't hear it if no one opens their mouth (Matthew 10:27, Romans 10:14-15)."
10. Quit being more passionate about your political affiliation than your relationship with Jesus.
"If 99 percent of what you post on social media consists of bashing government officials and presidential candidates—you're doing more damage than good (Romans 13:1-7, 2 Chronicles 7:14)."
11. Quit using the Bible to beat the "hell" out of people.
"That doesn't work. Ever. I don't care if you're right—if you're a jerk, nobody is listening. Love wins! (No, I don't mean the book by Rob Bell.) (1 Corinthians 13)."
12. Quit your legalistic rants, knee-jerk reactions, and judgmentalism.
"You're turning people off. You're making good news bad news. Jesus befriended sinners. Try it and great things will happen (Mark 2:17, Luke 5:27-32, 1 Timothy 1:15-16)."
13. Quit calling yourself a Christian if you believe there are multiple paths that lead to salvation.
"Jesus said that He's the only way to heaven. If you don't believe Him, you're not a Christ-follower (John 14:6, 1 John 2:4)."
14. Quit living like everybody's going to heaven and nobody's going to hell. "Jesus died so the whole world could be saved, but He said the path to heaven is narrow and few find it. And for the record, He preached more about hell than heaven ... but He did it without using a bullhorn and manipulative scare tactics. #LeadLikeJesus (Matthew 7:13-14)."
15. Quit acting like you're better than those who don't know Jesus. You're not (Luke 18:19, Acts 10:34, Romans 2:11-13). 
16. Quit criticizing loving believers who take a biblical stand for godly morals.
"Jesus didn't call us to be politically correct. Develop some backbone. And yes, I said wimp. And yes, I will repent for calling you a wimp (Acts 4-6)."
17. Quit pointing out the speck in your neighbor's eye while ignoring the plank in your own eye.
"By the way, I can hardly see my computer as I type this because of the log in my own eye (Matthew 7:3-5)."
18. Quit being a jerk, period.
"Whatever your position is (on anything), if you can't communicate it in love, you're a clanging cymbal and your message is worthless. So yeah, I probably shouldn't have called you a wimp in No. 16 (1 Corinthians 13)."
19. Quit defending sin. Quit hating sinners.
"These are equally important. Oh yeah, and lose your critical lens (Psalm 97:10, Matthew 22:37-39)."
20. Quit using the phrase "he who's without sin cast the first stone" out of context.
"The next thing Jesus said was, "Go and sin no more" (John 8:1-11)."
21. Quit using grace as a license to live however you want.
"Jesus is grace, so don't trample Him under your feet (Romans 6:1-2, 1 John 2:4, Hebrews 10:26-31)."
22. Quit using the phrase (when inviting people to church) "come as you are" if you're going to complain when they start showing up (Mark 2:17, Luke 5:27-32).

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Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Family on mission...

Do you believe it to be true?  No, really; Do you believe it to be true?  If so, what does that mean?  The Bible is one of the most interesting and controversial books in all of history.  What you believe about the bible dictates the kind of life you will live. In Matthew 28, Jesus tells his disciples to “go” and make disciples of all nations in the name of the Father, Son and Holy Spirit. For our family, the Bible is God’s spoken Word; spoken through His chosen servants.  The more we study God’s Word, the more we believe it’s our responsibility as  followers of Christ to go share it.

Rob (I) will be leading a vision trip to Nepal later this year.  The focus of this trip is to explore opportunities for our church to consider establishing partnerships with the workers on the field who are disciplining local indigenous leaders.  Kathy and Shannon are going to Moldova in late June to work with children.  Jessica and her husband Marc are prayerfully considering helping with a church plant through their home church! We are so proud and happy for them!

While financial support allows us to go on these trips, your prayers sustain us through these trips.  Please join us in praying that God would not only prepare and equip us for what He wants us to do, but also be praying for the people groups we will be encountering on our trips.  Pray that others will accept Christ as Lord of their lives and leaders will arise in the local churches to help new believers with their walk long after we are gone.

Kathy and Shannon are selling these great Comfort Color t-shirts to help raise support.  S-XL shirts are $20, and 2XL-3XL are $22 each.  Please send Kathy an email to order at

You can also go directly to their Go Fund Me accounts:

Kathy’s link;

Shannon’s  link:

While financial support allows us to go on these trips, your prayers sustain us through these trips.  Please join us in praying that God would not only prepare and equip us for what He wants us to do, but also be praying for the people groups we will be encountering on our trips.  Pray that others will accept Christ as Lord of their lives and leaders will arise in the local churches to help new believers with their walk long after we are gone.

Friday, January 1, 2016

Interesting thoughts from Ben Stein...

Ben Stein: Apparently the White House referred to Christmas Trees as Holiday Trees for the first time this year, which prompted Ben Stein, to say, on CBS Sunday Morning,

My confession: I am a Jew, and every single one of my ancestors was Jewish. And it does not bother me even a little bit when people call those beautiful lit up, bejewelled trees, Christmas trees. I don't feel threatened. I don't feel discriminated against. That's what they are, Christmas trees.

It doesn't bother me a bit when people say, 'Merry Christmas' to me. I don't think they are slighting me or getting ready to put me in a ghetto. In fact, I kind of like it. It shows that we are all brothers and sisters celebrating this happy time of year. It doesn't bother me at all that there is a manger scene on display at a key intersection near my beach house in Malibu. If people want a nativity scene, it's just as fine with me as is the Menorah a few hundred yards away.

I don't like getting pushed around for being a Jew, and I don't think Christians like getting pushed around for being Christians. I think people who believe in God are sick and tired of getting pushed around, period. I have no idea where the concept came from, that America is an explicitly atheist country. I can't find it in the Constitution and I don't like it being shoved down my throat.

Or maybe I can put it another way: where did the idea come from that we should worship celebrities and we aren't allowed to worship God? I guess that's a sign that I'm getting old, too. But there are a lot of us who are wondering where these celebrities came from and where the America we knew went to.

In light of the many jokes we send to one another for a laugh, this is a little different: This is not intended to be a joke; it's not funny, it's intended to get you thinking.

Billy Graham's daughter was interviewed on the Early Show and Jane Clayson asked her 'How could God let something like this happen?' (regarding Hurricane Katrina). Anne Graham gave an extremely profound and insightful response. She said, 'I believe God is deeply saddened by this, just as we are, but for years we've been telling God to get out of our schools, to get out of our government and to get out of our lives.And being the gentleman He is, I believe He has calmly backed out. How can we expect God to give us His blessing and His protection if we demand He leave us alone?'

In light of recent events... terrorist attacks, school shootings, etc. I think it started when Madeleine Murray O'Hare (she was murdered, her body found a few years ago) complained she didn't want prayer in our schools, and we said OK. Then someone said you better not read the Bible in school. The Bible says thou shalt not kill; thou shalt not steal, and love your neighbor as yourself. And we said OK.

Then Dr. Benjamin Spock said we shouldn't spank our children when they misbehave, because their little personalities would be warped and we might damage their self-esteem (Dr. Spock's son committed suicide). We said an expert should know what he's talking about. And we said okay.

Now we're asking ourselves why our children have no conscience, why they don't know right from wrong, and why it doesn't bother them to kill strangers, their classmates, and themselves.

Probably, if we think about it long and hard enough, we can figure it out. I think it has a great deal to do with 'WE REAP WHAT WE SOW.'

Funny how simple it is for people to trash God and then wonder why the world's going to hell.
Funny how we believe what the newspapers say, but question what the Bible says.

Funny how you can send 'jokes' through e-mail and they spread like wildfire, but when you start sending messages regarding the Lord, people think twice about sharing.

Funny how lewd, crude, vulgar and obscene articles pass freely through cyberspace, but public discussion of God is suppressed in the school and workplace.

Funny how we can be more worried about what other people think of us than what God thinks of us.

Are you laughing yet?

My Best Regards, Honestly and respectfully,

Ben Stein

The End of the Road...

We are thankful for everyone who prayed for us during our recent trip to Nepal. This was an incredible trip, but it's extremely h...