Leaving it all on the Stage in Malta

Posted by on Sep 28, 2017

Leaving it all on the Stage in Malta

“There’s no one here…  the show is supposed to start in, like, 5 minutes and there’s no one here…” My friend was exaggerating.  Dozens of volunteers had been working tirelessly for several hours, and dozens more onlookers had already gathered around the concession stands around the festival grounds, but still, the small crowd that had gathered looked pretty...

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Praying for a Miracle in Malta!!

Posted by on Sep 14, 2017

Praying for a Miracle in Malta!!

As I begin to WRITE this blog, we are en route to Malta.  As you READ it, we will be preparing for this weekend’s large festival outreach. For years, we’ve been inspired by the stories of redemption from this island nation: the miraculous circumstances surrounding Paul’s shipwreck (Acts 28) and the heroic courage of the Maltese knights in the Middle Ages.  It is a nation with...

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The Ex-Thief that Changed an Island

Posted by on Aug 16, 2017

The Ex-Thief that Changed an Island

“I had gotten so good at stealing that I was soon one of the richest men men in the town.” “That’s incredible…” I leaned back in my chair and put my spoon onto my plate, letting it rest beside a generous portion of spicy eggs and flatbread, “You got that much money just from stealing?” Our team was sharing a late breakfast with a local pastor in the...

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Miscommunication in San Pedro

Posted by on Aug 4, 2017

Miscommunication in San Pedro

The sky was darkening quickly as the last glow of the sun faded over the high fence on my right. I heard a gull cry as it circled high above the gritty sand of the soccer stadium and dimly remembered that I had been excited this morning when someone had told me that the ocean was directly beyond the fence. But I quickly pushed the memory aside – right now I had a problem to solve. Moving...

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Hope in the Slums of Nairobi [With Video]

Posted by on Jun 22, 2017

Hope in the Slums of Nairobi [With Video]

I was literally squatting in a pile of trash. Guitar in hand, I was resting beside our dusty silver “ministry van,” waiting to see if I would be asked to perform – good-sized speakers had been placed on the top of the vehicle, a discrete generator had been started nearby, and a local dance team was moving rhythmically over the garbage-strewn dirt road.  A small throng of...

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When God Shows You Where to Turn

Posted by on Jun 8, 2017

When God Shows You Where to Turn

As I write this blog, I’m currently somewhere in the air between Dubai and Nairobi, operating on the four hours or so of sleep I’ve been able to grab for each of the past two nights. As you read this blog, I will probably be somewhere in Kenya, possibly in transit from one school, meeting, or festival to another. There will almost certainly be dust involved – a lot of it...

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