Here I am with Liana. She is preparing to move to Japan to serve as a campus missionary with an Every Nation church. What an honor to help prepare her for her assignment.
Happy resurrection day to you! We hope you had an awesome weekend celebrating the greatest news of all time; Jesus has risen from the grave. Jesus resurrection gives us great confidence to boldly proclaim the message of the cross in a land filled with Muslims, Buddhists and Hindus who devoutly worship their gods and gurus who are now buried in the ground.
As you may know, I just returned from a 3 week trip to Manila and the US. It was long journey, but was made worth it by the time I spent with friends and family. After 18 months abroad, it was a great encouragement to see everyone. Read more
When the Lord brought Cindy and me together 8 years ago, we knew He would take us on a global adventure if we would faithfully follow His lead. We knew our cross cultural marriage was brought together by God’s hand and would be used for His glory.
Believe it or not, the home towns in which we grew up (Hudson, Ohio and Kuala, Lumpur) are exactly 180 degrees on the opposite side of the world. Visit Earth.Google.com for a closer look! Cindy and I have always been amazed how the Lord has guided our steps.
From the beginning, what knit Cindy and I together was our love for Jesus, our love for one another, our love for young people who were far from God, and our love for the nations (the mission field). Our years in Auckland have only made us more passionate about these loves and the vision of Every Nation Ministries.
That vision being to plant churches, to reach the next generation for Jesus, train up Christian leaders and send missionaries to every nation of the world.
But after months of prayer and counsel, Cindy and I know our season in New Zealand has come to an end. And we will be transitioning into a new ministry assignment with Every Nation Ministries. It is difficult to say goodbye, but we know the churches here are in the great hands of Kiwi leaders. This was our vision from the very beginning!
So in late May, our family will be leaving for a two month sabbatical in Malaysia to spend time with Cindy’s family, enjoy a family wedding and seek the Lord about some amazing doors that are opening in Malaysia and the US. Please pray for a time of well needed rest for our family and that the Lord would make His will abundantly clear. Our desire is to serve wherever He leads.
You have been such a valuable party of this ministry from the first day. Literally, this work in the South Pacific has been made possible only through your partnership. For many years to come, hundreds will continue to know Jesus through these churches we have labored together to build.
Thank you for your continued prayer and support. Cindy and I love and appreciate you so much!