Today we toured some of the most famous ruins in Athens - The temple of Athenia, the goddess of Athens and the museum that holds many of the artifacts found in the excavations at the Acropolis and the Parthenon. They were amazing structures built for political reasons to strengthen Athens as the most important city in the area. I look forward when we go to Mars hill when I can see where Paul preached to the Athenians.
Tomorrow at 9 AM is the beginning of the race. We have to move our… Continue
Dr. Hans Finzel interviews WorldVenture Missionaries Chris and Chrissy Bryan. They share about the needs of short term, mid term staff and the joys of speaking into the lives of the international students at Black Forest Academy in Kandern, Germany.
It is 10 PM in Johannesburg and I am fighting sleep as I write this. It was a great trip with good food, excellent company, but stuck in one small seat for 27 hours. It was great arriving in Africa first in Dakar for one hour and then in Johannesburg. There is such a calagraphy of different sounds, languages, sceenes, and people yet people are friendly and hellpful. I sat next to Afticans going home to Dakar and then an African young couple who have been married for just one year (and it showed… Continue
Our God has brought us safely through so many events, that is should never surprise us when it happens again. Although Danielle and I are heading for the doctor's office this morning, we really believe we are fine even though we were rear ended Thursday night at a stop light. As the officer said, Danielle had her "crash course" in accidents. Our vehicle looked pretty good compared to the truck that hit us. That driver left the scene in an ambulance, but no blood. Personally, I was surprised at… Continue
Added by Eliz Carden on October 23, 2010 at 7:00am —
Danielle wants the job. Timothy and I are still catching up on sleep. Who hires an 18 year old for only 8 weeks, and then she moves away? She hopes to find that individual today. Tomorrow I help a company by staring in an interview reliving some of the details of ICA's two evacuations. The theme? How could technology have helped ICA students and families and what happened to those plans the second time around. On my own front, gearing up for teacher recruitment at 2 recruitment fairs and just… Continue
Added by Eliz Carden on October 20, 2010 at 6:42am —
Dr. Hans Finzel interviews WorldVenture Missionary Rich Shattenberg, a 37 year veteran with WorldVenture. Listen in as Rich shares his heart, vision, and even his pain. Rich tells why he is still going strong on his journey to finish well.
Is it just 12 days before i run my first marathon in Athens and 6 days before I leave the States on my way to Madagascar. I will arrive in Madagascar on Nov. 14th. I am flying to Johannesburg, South Africa first. Then the next day to Athens where I will have a 6 day tour and do the Marathon in the original place. After that I will head back to Johennesburg before going to Maputo Mozambique for six days to work togther with a fellow WorldVenture Missionary. After that I will again return to… Continue
With the flood waters in Pakistan now decreasing and people beginning to move back into or near to their villages, WorldVenture aid efforts are also shifting gears. While the hospital (SCH) continues to treat hundreds of local patients for the chronically poor health conditions for which they typically have no money to see a doctor, the need for medical clinics in the Internally Displaced People (IDP) camps is also lessening. At this point, all of the IDP camps and tent cities are expected to… Continue
Dr. Hans Finzel interviews WorldVenture Missionaries, Mark and Mary Esther Penner about their unusual ministry to the Deaf, the Wheel Chair bound and the volunteers that show up every day to make the wheel chairs usable. What a great story for those with the vision to see God work in unusual…
Praising the Lord for routine. The longest period to even be in one place since we came to the US was 3 weeks. Our new housing, WorldVenture's 3 bedroom condo, will be home for almost 10 weeks. Woo-hoo! Now to create a routine to accomplish all that needs to be done each day. Sounds silly to most of you I'm sure, as we are on furlough, but we really don't sit and do nothing. Up by 6 or so to check and answer email from BCA, monitor son's internet schooling, . . . well, you didn't really want to… Continue
Added by Eliz Carden on October 14, 2010 at 8:44am —
Dr. Hans Finzel, President of WorldVenture and host of Missions on the Frontline, interviews Kirk and Renee about their ministry, "Going into the Highways and Byways", which ministers to outcasts and refugees, and compels believers to love as Christ loves.
Celebration in Tordas
On the first Sunday in October we went back to the church we formerly served in the town of Tordas where they held their congregational “Thanksgiving Day.” Keith was invited to be the guest speaker. It was a joy to see this group of close-knit believers all working together to make their church work and glorify the Lord. The children and teens led the music with handbells, piano, guitar, and flute. In fact the teens always lead the greater part of the music since they… Continue
Added by Keith Sellers on October 12, 2010 at 6:24am —
In many places where flooding has occurred along the Indus River flood plain, the water is now receding, nevertheless in other areas the waters are still causing havoc. On the bright side, it seems that official aid is really getting through now, which means that we can move on to others who are being neglected, especially the poor and minority communities that seem to receive the least in terms of help (or nothing at all).
Efforts in the Sindh district will be somewhat different in… Continue