Ghana Journal Wrap-up

10-26-19 Snow Shoe, PA My Ghana trip is now over. I am back home with my wonderful wife and family. When I arrived at the airport Wednesday night, the kids were not shy about showering on their affection. They saw me and started running and saying, “Daddy, Daddy, Daddy……” It was a special moment. An […]

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Ghana Journal – Part 4

10-22-19 Suhum, Ghana I didn’t get a chance to journal yesterday, so I will use this entry to tell of yesterday’s highlights. Pastor Forward and his wife were there to see us off from the “Hotel Lenza” that we stayed at. Not long into our journey home, we decided to stop at the Volta Dam […]

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Ghana Journal – Part 3

10-20-19 Suhum and Juapong, Ghana Woke up early again to get ready for church. Excited to be worshipping with African believers for the first time. We were saddened to hear that the lady we prayed for back on Thursday died this morning. This is yet another reminder that God is sovereign and has numbered our days. […]

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Ghana Journal – Part 2

10-17-19 Suhum, Ghana Woke up this morning at 4 and couldn’t get back to sleep. Still getting used to my new surroundings. Had breakfast again at pastor Stephen’s house. His adopted daughter Evelyn is a fabulous cook and has adjusted well to my unique dietary needs (primarily gluten-free). So far, I don’t mind African food […]

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Ghana Journal – Part 1

Here are the first three days of my journalling. So much more could be said. Will try to get some pictures up with the next installment. Thanks for all your prayers.   10-14-19 State College, PA Airport       Embarking on a new journey today. Heading to Ghana, West Africa today to preach about 7 times and […]

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Our Citizenship is in Heaven

This past May we were in Ohio visiting family and decided to take a little day trip up to Put-in-Bay, which is an island in Lake Erie. We had a super day, doing all kinds of fun stuff and enjoying some good food along the way. Near the end of the day, I decided to […]

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Ghana Missions Trip

I am excited about a new opportunity the Lord has opened up for me to serve in the African nation of Ghana. Back in March of 2016, I travelled to California to attend the Shepherds Conference, an annual gathering of thousands of pastors and church leaders. Before the conference even began, I met a man […]

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Two Keys to a Healthy Church

John 13:34-35:  “A new command I give you: Love one another.  As I have loved you, so you must love one another.  By this all men will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another.” Among the many “radical” teachings of Jesus, we could definitely put this verse in that category. The […]

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Interview on Small-town Ministry

About a month ago, the Gospel Coalition published my article Small-town Ministry is Big with Opportunity.  To say the least, I was surprised by the response. Several pastors and leaders contacted me from all over the place to thank me for the article and spoke of how it encouraged them. But the biggest surprise was when […]

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