Planter Anthony Petini of Restoration Church in Curtis Bay, MD is THE man! Talk about living out the image of Christ in a broken and lost community. We had the pleasure of meeting with Anthony in the facility where they hold weekly worship – The Well. Curtis Bay rests just outside the reach of Maryland proper. The […]Read more "Restoration Church"
As we passed row house after row house on our way into Dundalk, MD Thursday morning, I was taken to memories my bride shared with me of her childhood in this very area. Some blocks we passed are still neat and well kept, many show signs of neglect and years of obvious challenges. The snow […]Read more "Church of the Harbor"
I had the pleasure of spending the past couple of days traveling to a city we all know, but few truly understand. My bride cut her teeth, literally, in the Dundalk – Essex area of Baltimore, Maryland. However, the Maryland her family left in the late 70’s is a faint memory. The city is clearly […]Read more "A faint Memory of what once was"
We have had a fantastic mission and fact finding trip to Eastern Europe. Thursday afternoon of last week Mike and I arrived in Chisinau, Moldova and headed directly for the hotel to recoup from the travel over. Ghena picked us up at 11:30 a.m. Friday and we started our journey North to Larga picking up […]Read more "Moldova-Romania Mission Update"
As I sit in the cold waiting area of a favorite tire store run by an Hispanic family of believers, I am reminded of second chances and fresh starts. This morning as we celebrated 23 years of marriage Kim and I had the honor of reading a lengthy letter by a friend asking those who […]Read more "New year, new chance to live"
As I sit at the table eating a ham sandwich, I am reminded again of the many blessings which surround me. From the sound of two Littles playing in the yard to the Labrador begging at my heel, I am truly a blessed man. My bride is toiling away in the kitchen, folding laundry (it […]Read more "Grateful"
This has been an amazing four years. Wow, I can hardly believe I just typed that. Four years have already passed since we launched River of Leland. Is that even possible? September 18, 2010 I only had a concept of what River might become. We knew that we wanted to reach Leland. That would mean both “new” […]Read more "Humbled. River Church – Four years and counting!"