Where am I?

One of the things that the Army teaches you as basic Soldier knowledge is map reading and orientation.  They teach you terrain association, which is where you can identify different terrains on a flat surface and relate that to where you are in person.  They teach you these things and the test your proficiency in […]

Are you Prepared?

During this time many people will be spending time in preparation.  Many will be winterizing their cars and putting chains on the wheels in preparation of the upcoming snow.  Some will go grocery shopping and buy extra items as to not risk getting out on the roads during the icy, snowy conditions.  As I have […]


Young Hearts

little children

It is an honor to serve as a Youth Minister.  I enjoy working with the teens for several reasons.  It is a great joy to spend time goofing off and acting silly with the teens.  It is more exciting to see young men and women start to take up their cross and follow Christ. One of my joys is spending time with children.  The little innocent hearts filled with love and joy.  Jesus told his disciples that you must be like this little child.

Christian Hope

There are a few good movie quotes that deal with hope. Here are a few of my favorites: “Remember Red, hope is a good thing, maybe the best of things, and no good thing ever dies.” Andy from Shawshank Redemption. “Hope is the only thing stronger than fear.” President Snow from Hunger Games. As Christians […]


What a week!

I thought that I would fill you in on our week.  Right now, Rich is teaching Greek to some of our older students in the afternoons.  So, in the mornings, he studies and then twice a week, he goes to language school.This last week, Sunday through Tuesday was just normal.  However, on Wednesday, when we […]


On the highway between Phnom Penh and camp

I thought you might enjoying seeing some of the sights on the highway.  This is one of our major highways.These are just minivans.  We did see one with a moto in the back, like this one, but a guy was sitting on it while riding in the car.  I didn’t get any pictures of the […]


Srae Ambel Church Camp – Day 3

This is a picture of all of us.  What an excellent time we had to spend together.  To study, talk, share, work and laugh together.Sokun, who I already talked about in the last blog, was kind of the MC for the morning devotional time.  It is always great to get to see him. I just thought […]


Srae Ambel Church Camp – Day 2

The 2nd day of camp was our first full day. This is Sokun, one of our graduates, and his son.  Sokun, as well as several of our other graduates, like in the Battambang area.  They are doing a great job leading the church in their village. And, at 6:30 in the morning, Sharon Welch and I […]