Home from the Hospital

It is hard to believe that a week ago I was having prostate cancer surgery.  Time flies when you are having fun!  The surgery went well but I did have some problems with my catheter which involved an extra day in the hospital.  I came home Thursday. Today, Dec. 10, I just got back from having […]
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Christmas and Cancer

I wrote this post on December 2, before my surgery on Dec. 3.  Didn’t post it until after the surgery.  The words “Christmas” and “cancer” don’t seem to go together.  The word “Christmas” generates mental images of family gatherings, Christmas trees, quaint snow-covered villages and churches, Sunday School pageants, wreaths, and, of course, presents.  Cancer […]
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On Having Cancer– Strength through Weakness

 As word of my cancer has spread, many people have come up to me and expressed their loving concern.  Several have told me that they are praying for me and asked me how I was doing and how I was feeling.  This has been especially true at Stonecroft Ministries where the staff takes very seriously […]
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On Having Cancer- Part 2

David learned that his home base had been burned and all the inhabitants taken captive (1 Samuel 30:1-6).  Further, when he realized his men were questioning his leadership and discussing stoning him, Scripture says that David “strengthened himself in the Lord his God.”  It is something we should learn to do whenever we experience difficult […]
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Wonderful Encouragement

This blog is under construction so that soon people will be able to post comments directly. I received this wonderful e-mail from retired Village Missionary Jim Scanlon. Jim and Delores will soon be serving in Friant, CA as Associates.  Our Associate Program allows retired missionaries or even layman to serve our churches on an interim […]
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On Having Cancer

I am writing this article while on vacation at Russ Wayland’s wonderful cabin in northern Washington called the “Refuge.”  Two days ago, I learned that I have prostate cancer.  I have not met with the doctor in person yet.  He told me on the phone that it was a small, non-aggressive form of cancer.  I […]
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Handling Opposition- Part 3

I think I need to say one more thing about our attitude when handling opposition.  We need to remember that we are dead!  Colossians 3:1-3 states: Therefore if you have been raised up with Christ, keep seeking the things above, where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God.  2  Set your mind on […]
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May 06 Village Missions Report

I would like to begin this month’s article with an appeal to pray earnestly for our Mission. It seems to me that our Mission family in both our countries is under serious attack. Many missionaries have been stricken with serious and life-threatening disease. I recently attended the funeral service of long-time Village Missionary Sharon Hester […]
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