The Inconvenience of Opportunity

We left the massive ship sleeping along the quayside in Sri Lanka at 11 p.m., driving 45 minutes through Southeast Asian traffic to get to the Colombo airport for our 3 a.m. flight. It took a four to five hour eternity to fly from Colombo to Dubai in the United Arab Emirates. An hour and a…

Tricycle Taxis and the Land of Pagodas

The heat could have peeled paint off a house. Fried a quail egg on a rubbish-covered sidewalk. Boiled whole chicken feet in a pot of oil. Sweat snakes down the curve of my back and dampens my palms as I switch a tripod case as tall as I am to my other shoulder. The clamor of…

Every journey has its bumps

You’ve never seen potholes until you’ve been to a Third World country. These roads aren’t fooling around. They have potholes that eat four-wheel-drive trucks for breakfast. But that’s the thing. Those trucks are made to take it. In my most recent trip to rural Haiti I personally witnessed a little Ford Ranger pick-up weighed down with…

Transform 2014 Promo Video

This past summer I had the incredible privilege of doing communications for the Transform conference and outreaches  in the Mediterranean, and being featured in the 2014 promo video. Check it out. Be inspired.

World Through My Lens

I’ve been back in the States for two months now, and it’s that time again. The time when everyone asks what’s next! Nice thing is, I have an answer. If you’ve been keeping up with my previous posts this past year, I referred several times to my work with OMNIvision, OM’s video and events ministry….

The Big is in the Small

How can I even begin to reflect on everything God has done in and through me this past year? My faith, endurance and mental stability have been tested and stretched in ways I never imagined possible (like when I discovered my laptop missing at 5 a.m. in the Moscow airport, and its miraculous return via…

“No good way to get to Siberia…”

Hello, friends! Not to worry, I didn’t get exiled to Siberia (though I did have quite an interesting visit there). This month I’m talking about lessons learned at the GO training conference in the Netherlands, plus stories and photos from Russia and my parent’s visit in September. Enjoy! Read my Aug-Sept Newsletter here.

Beauty of Greece

Hello, dear friends! Wow, what an eventful month and a half or so it’s been. Since we last chatted I’ve been to Sweden, Greece, Edinburgh (Scotland) and toured London (on holiday) plus all the usual craziness. And this Friday I’m flying out again for a week-long conference in Italy (the Transform conference, where I was…

The Rain in Spain

Hello! After over a week of traveling for communications training in Spain, I now have my feet firmly planted once more on British soil (for now) . I’m off again Sunday for another training trip to Sweden, but I had just enough time to finish off my May newsletter for you all. You’ll find inside…

New Challenges, New Growth

Hello, It’s been another busy month, but also one rich with God’s goodness and provision in so many different ways. Inside you’ll find: * Photos from my visit to Hadrian’s Wall * An update on life at the Mallons * A “lament” about homesickness * A bit about how God is using a new church…

New Growth in Long Winter Months

Hi folks! It’s a bit late coming up, but here is the latest installment of my monthly ministry newsletter. This month’s issue includes: * More crazy Mallon adventures * Hip hop dancing opens doors to share * Featured Ministry: OM Italy’s outreach to trafficked women Read it here: March Newsletter

Dancelink Portugal outreach paves the way for Transit team harvest

Hello! Recently I got the exciting news that several young people gave their lives to Christ at an outreach in a town my Dancelink Portugal team visited this summer. Praise God for tying all the pieces together and making something beautiful out of our small contributions! See the full story below, and read more about…