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Thanks for visiting the website! This month’s picture was taken in Ecuador in August 2019, during a seminar I presented over the book fo Hebrews. [Click picture to enlarge.]

a seminar in Ecuador

Ministry and mission work is a team effort -- Jan and I have shared the task of ministry and mission work for over 50 years! Countless people have encouraged us, supported us, loved us, and prayed for us. In addition to the customary "Brother Bob" or "Hermano Bob," I am also known as dad and papaw in my family. One of my favorite breakfasts is huevos fritos, frijoles, and tortillas, with a good hot sauce and a cup of rich Colombian coffee! The greatest joy of my life is being part of the kingdom; my #1 priority is to advance "kingdom things" and to help develop authentic "kingdom people." I seek to share the good news about Jesus everywhere I go, helping people find Jesus and helping people mature as disciples of Jesus. One of the greatest blessings of my life is to be loved by countless people around the world!


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Archive for May, 2016

May 2016, Peru Mission–Modeling God’s Purpose for Missions

Monday, May 16th, 2016

Mission is guided by God’s purpose. It has the goal of bringing people to a saving relationship with God through Jesus and keeping that relationship strong and growing in the context of shared faith. God’s mission work advances God’s purpose for salvation and the development of the spiritual body of Christ.

Four important mission principles are (1) that the effort be locally-led as soon as possible, (2) that it be participatory, with the involvement of the local church, (3) that it be outreach-oriented, and (4) that it has a vision for making disciples who make disciples.

Over the next 2 weeks, I will—
*Teach principles of mission, ministry and evangelism at IBI (Bible Institute)
*Teach at the Peru national conference of church leaders and preachers, developing preachers, leaders and members in the churches
*Work with churches around Trujillo, evangelism campaign, healthy church development, spiritual maturity
*Work with about 15 churches in Huamachuco: healthy leaders, healthy churches, evangelism

We must discern God’s plan for mission. Often we develop a plan without asking if it is God’s plan, or how it fits into and is consistent with God’s plan. I am committed to duplicating and advancing biblical models of mission:
*Going to new areas where there is no church to help establish a New Testament church
*Encouraging new churches and helping to share the Good News
*Going to established churches to work on healthy church dynamics and leadership
*Training others to do these things

From my Mother: Wealth

Sunday, May 8th, 2016

Happy Mother’s Day! If your mother is still living, count your blessings this day.

My mother collected little thoughts and sayings. She had many little pieces of paper, some cut out of a church bulletin, others where she had written down something she had heard or read. She put these scraps of paper everywhere–in the textbooks from which she taught, in her Bible, in the multiplied books of poetry and inspiration she collected. Today I share one that I heard her recite on several different occasions, one that she had written out in her own hand. It is slightly edited from Walter Lewis Smith’s “Fulfillment.”

I have planted a garden, so I know what faith is,
I have seen birch trees swaying in the breeze so I know what grace is,
I have listened to birds caroling, so I know what music is.
I have seen a morning without clouds, after a shower, so I know what beauty is.
I have read a book beside a wood fire, so I know what contentment is.
I have seen the miracle of the sunset, so I know what grandeur is,
And because I have perceived all these things, I know what wealth is.

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