Kids Helping Kids

My son (who is 7) is planning a fundraiser to benefit the orphans of Bali, the Indonesian Island where we have been working. Below are the details. If you are a Northern Virginia resident please make plans to attend. What: Costume Party & Contest When: Saturday, March 14th, 2009 @...

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Iceland Project Update

Two years ago this time Jennifer and I were returning home from our adventure in Iceland. We went there to encourage Icelandic nationals to plant new churches. We lived in Reykjavik for four months and had one of the greatest adventures of our life. This week, after nearly five years...

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The Upstream Collective

I have some friends who have been full time workers in Western Europe for the past several years. They are back on US soil now and have started a new initiative to help churches in the US do ministry effectively in Western Europe. These guys were huge receptacles of information...

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Festival of Sacrifice

I was in Bali during the Islamic “Festival of Sacrifice” last week. Someone we met invited us to go to the Mosque to witness the ceremony. The Qur’an contains a story that’s pretty similar to our story of Abraham and Issac. The celebration is to commemorate Abraham’s great faith. There...

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The Loloan of Bali

There are more than 17,000 unreached people groups in the world today. These groups sometimes represent a few thousand people and some of the groups number in the multi-millions. So Jesus comes to the world and he wants to save everyone… He lives, dies, raises again and before he goes...

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Be My Guest Conclusion

I’m back from Bali, Indonesia and really excited to read all of the great blog posts on Dirty Clint. I have to agree that the quality of the blogging has increased. Thanks to everyone who participated and a special thanks to Bobby O for taking care of the whole thing....

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Be My Guest! – An Experiment in Blogging

I’m going back to Indonesia early next week for an adventurous trek into a UPG. As you may remember last time I went to Indonesia I did a series called, “He Who Sees” where I talked about those who have influenced me over the course of my life. This time,...

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Story from the feild

As I mentioned in a previous post I am in Memphis stratagizing with some missionaries from the Pacific Rim about our upcoming work in Bali. Today a missionary to Myanmar (aka Burma) told me the following story. The story reminded me the reality of Satan’s activity against God’s elect. I...

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Two Islands, One Message

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XANaaMNEoco] “The LORD reigns, let the earth rejoice; let the many coastlands be glad!” -Psalm 97:1 I have a 6am flight tomorrow… headed to Memphis for a few days to stratagize and pray with some missionaries to Indonesia. Pillar has committed to spend the next five years focusing our...

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Short Term Trips go Awry

I have been thinking about mission trips a lot since I read THIS ARTICLE. Since becoming a Christian I have been exposed to hundreds of mission projects. Early on I was taught that the term “missions” can have scores of definitions. It could mean kindness to others, traveling far away...

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