• The majority of the people who read my blog know or have a pretty good idea what the title “be. do. serve. train” means to our ministry. It is our basic philosophy of discipleship, which means  it is our basic philosophy of ministry. About 15 years ago Austin Gardner, my pastor, wrote down these words in response to a questionnaire to a supporting church. He had been a missionary in Peru for several years at
  • And the LORD God prepared a gourd, and made it to come up over Jonah, that it might be a shadow over his head, to deliver him from his grief. So Jonah was exceeding glad of the gourd. Jonah 4:6 A quick devotional thought for today. I will never be able to read this passage without thinking of a message that my friend Jake, missionary to China, preached while he travelled across America raising support
  • Taken from “The Calvary Road” by Roy Hession Luke 17:7-10 First of all, he must be willing to have one thing on top of another put upon him, without any consideration being given him. On top of a hard day in the field the servant in the parable had immediately to prepare his master’s meal, and on top of that he had to wait at table – and all that before he had had any
  • Prepared for the weekly Volunteers Meeting at Vision Baptist Church in Alpharetta, GA The work of the church is missions. “That is, the work of the church is not primarily self-preservation, the perfection of organization and equipment, the improvement of the membership, or several other firsts that people might propose. What has been called “the Great Commission,” the task of evangelizing the world, was given to the church and thus became its great work.” Bruce