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Imagination and Intercession

“Rejoice with those who rejoice, weep with those who weep.” (Romans 12:15) How do you feel when someone you love is suffering? What about the suffering of persecuted believers? Or victims of war? It’s easy to feel helpless, like there’s nothing…

Carol Lyons: A Short Tribute

Our dear friend Carol Lyons passed away on July 22nd in northeastern Oklahoma. We were really only just getting to know Carol these past few years as her health declined. The first time our family met her personally was late…

Prayer for West China: Hezuo

(This is the second of what will hopefully be many more posts sharing the spiritual needs of western China’s most neglected places. It is my hope that God’s people will be challenged to intercede in prayer, and that some will…

Prayer for West China: Jishishan

(This is the first of what will hopefully be many more posts sharing spiritual needs of western China’s most neglected places. It is my hope and prayer that God’s people will intercede in prayer, and that some will be called to…

Changing Seasons: Summer Synopsis

Summer was a joyful time of ministry, which included visiting many old friends and brothers and sisters in Christ throughout the diverse Chinese, Tibetan, and Muslim region where we live. The days were long, and the opportunities to safely travel…

3 Prayer Requests

Here's a quick update on what's happening with our ministry and how you can pray: 1) My family and I just concluded a 9+ week, 65 day, 29 state, 12,000 mile road trip that took us to the Rocky Mountains,…

Grandma’s Powerful Prayers

My precious grandmother, Mabel, who passed away just a little over two years ago, would have been 92 years old today, August 28th, 2011.  Grandma, or “G-Gma”, as her great-grandchildren affectionately called her, was also an amazing woman of prayer.…

Praying Polly Carey and Grandma Mabel

I came across a powerful little article a couple of weeks ago on the power of prayer. In it, Tim Challies quotes Joni Eareckson Tada as she testifies of the prayer life of Polly Carey—the sister of the famous missionary William Carey: While he…