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!"
The highlight of my week was a visit we made yesterday with Sarah and Anna of Anchor of Hope Romania. Their usual day to serve at this orphanage is Saturday, but thankfully for us there were supplies to be delivered. This building houses other child services in addition to young children – even more babies! […]Read more "Ma’ma! Ma’ma!"
We have just seen the other 20 North Carolinians off at the airport. Now, begins the second leg of our trip. Jim, Bill and I will be taking Sergei and his bride Connie to lunch then we’re off to the train station. Sergei manages the IMB mission house and his bride manages an orphan ministry […]Read more "Second leg begins now"
When we set out this morning for Svet Miru Baptist Church, I must admit, I had the wrong impression of what I was walking into. Many of the churches we’ve visited across Moldova have had strong traditional influences. I even wore a coat and tie. Imagine that. When we arrived, I quickly lost the tie. […]Read more "Svet Miru – Not what I expected"
We’ve been traveling north since 10 this morning on some of the roughest roads yet. It’s now 2 in the afternoon and our driver just told us we have 29 kilometers to our destination of Onaci in the Northern District. Since leaving Chisinau, we have passed through Belti Region, where we spent yesterday, and passed […]Read more "Onaci – North District"
We’ve spent today in the Balti (Baltzi) Region just north of Chisinau. What a stark contrast to yesterday. The Balti Region has six counties with 416 villages. 294 of those have no local evangelical presence and there are only 54 pastors serving the entire region. After driving about two hours north from the hotel, we […]Read more "Balti Region"
I began a new journey this morning and now sit in the Atlanta airport awaiting our connecting flight. Mr. Jim Jackson and I will be joining a group of 20+ from all over North Carolina including Wilmington and Leland churches as we look for God to move in amazing ways in Moldova. I’ll blog my […]Read more "Moldova / Romania Bound"
Kim, Ethan, Emily and I had the honor of attending a planning session yesterday evening. Not quite what I envisioned, but man let me tell ya. It was cool to see such a diverse group of people from all over Brunswick County come together for one purpose – to see teens of this county reached […]Read more "Wow!"