Showing posts from September, 2019

Fish Project

We have several projects going at any given time and often it’s hard to see tangible progress in the day to day activities.....especially when they are large projects.  One of these large projects that has been taking place at Goroka Baptist Bible College is the construction of fish ponds.  There is a fishery department that has been created within the PNG government that has seen the great need to boost nutrition and economic solutions for the many struggling people of our area.  With the help and guidance of this fishery department we able to get this project moving.  The goal for us as a Bible College is to create a good food source for our students and if the Lord allows we can sell fish to generate some much needed income for the school. Some land was set aside at the campus for the placement of the ponds.  I was originally told that the ponds were going to be dug by hand by the students.....while it was a good thought that would take a very long time...... Gunner came out t

Joining the Battle

It's not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done better.  The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena...who, at best, knows in the end the triumph of great achievement, and who, at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly.   —Theodore Roosevelt I picked up  If You Want to Walk on Water You Have to Get Out of the Boat   by John Ortberg yesterday.  It was a book that I read as I was praying about missions that a gal in my small group had given me at that time.  The pages are littered with comments, underlines, and dates.  How fun to relive that time, in part!  That’s where this quote comes from, in fact. I chose to start with this quote by Theodore Roosevelt because it resonates with the American Dream.  It speaks of independence, courage, risk and success.  However, I also wanted to challenge you, reader.  Do you agree or disagree with this statement?  I thought and pr

Doing ALL things

Some times when you are a missionary, people get an unrealistic idea of who you are because of your 'title.'  It happens in many other occupations too, but I wanted to share about it as a missionary.  As a missionary, I am not some super Christian.  I am not a walking encyclopedia of the Bible.  I don’t know how to deal with every situation or crisis that occurs.....I am still sinful and flawed.  I am just one sinner saved by God’s Grace.  As we began this journey to serving the Lord in missions we were often reminded that "God does not always call the equipped, but He equips the called."  This means we have to come face to face with our own ineptness to complete the work God has given us to do. I have made my fair share of mess ups this week....with my husband, with my kiddos, with others, with time management, and the list could keep going.  However, that's not where I want to dwell.....even though it is so easy to stay there.  I was reading the book of Philippi