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…

Haiti – Light in the Darkness

Haiti is a Caribbean island nation with some of the most beautiful tropical beaches in the world. It’s also one of the poorest nations in the world, its people living for generations under the control of voodoo and spirit worship. That’s starting to change as the power of the name of Jesus sets Haitians free…

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…

Faces in My Places

Recently, I had a conversation with someone back in the States about trying to keep track of all the people I encounter often in my life across the pond in Carlisle, England. It got me thinking – it might be helpful for me to introduce just a few of these people to you, so when…

Transforming Gypsy Souls

An incredible part of my job is covering outreaches to needy people, like the Transform 2013 children’s club outreach to the Roma (gypsy) people in Albania. The Roma are one of the most underprivileged and despised people groups in Europe. It was my privilege to interview these participants and share a bit of the Roma…

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…

Thank-you!

In this special month devoted to being thankful for the Lord’s many blessings, I want to extend a special thanks to all of you who’ve faithfully prayed for me, sent packages/letters, donated financially and made possible my ministry this year. I asked several people I’ve interacted with this year, either with OM or my church,…

“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.

Transformation in Rome

My July newsletter is up! You can read about the Transform missions conference in Rome, as well as the following outreach to the Roma (gypsy) children in Albania. July Newsletter