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One of the most interesting cultural/geographical features I have seen in the Solomon Islands are the man-made reef islands that can be seen in and around various lagoons. Many of the original builders/settlers of these islands were displaced from the bush-lands many...read more
Today there are billions of people on earth. So, why do some of us still feel lonely? We pack our schedules with bible studies, community group, church, and volunteer projects, but we still can feel a void. God didn’t intend for us to be alone.read more
A couple weeks ago I was asked to fill in as a homilist at Sunday Eucharist. I was given about 48 hours notice, which is considered "advanced" notice in this culture. It was an opportunity I was grateful for. The chapel is called "The Chapel of the Melanesian...read more
We welcome Church Mission Society missionaries, Rev Derek & Jane Waller, from England who are coming to the Diocese shortly. Please pray for Jane’s visa to come through as soon as possible. (They already have Derek’s). Pray also that they will learn the language swiftly and easily, and that all…read more
When Louise and I teach the Disciple Making (Strategy) Training Module, we always see the lights come on during the lesson on the timeline of Peter’s growth as a disciple.read more
Rejoice and dance!read more
Shades of Gambela…there was a slaughter house right outside our gate in Gambela where people would gather after sunset and catch-up on community time until late every night…loudly.read more