Monday, December 12, 2011

Home Again

It is good to be back home. Now, if we can get over the jet lag, radical shift in weather and process everything we saw and learned in the past two weeks I might start feeling normal again. I have heard it takes one day to recover from a one hour shift in time zones. I guess Tim and I get to look forward to nine days of feeling slightly out of sync as we adjust to being on Wisconsin time :) The waether and shift in sunlight hours is also a big adjustment. When we left Nairobi on Saturday morning it was over 80 F. When we landed in Appleton it was in the 30's. Nairobi has 12 - 13 hours of sunlight a day (when it isn't pouring rain) and I think we get less than 8 here at home. Thanks again for all your prayers and support. I am excited to see what God will do as we continue to plan for the next trip.

Sunday, December 11, 2011

The Last Day

We traveled back to Nairobi and will be leaving for home tonight. This has been another great trip to Kenya. We have renewed relationships, learned new things about what God is doing here and how we can come alongside the people to help them reach others with the love of Christ. God is doing a great work here and I am humbled to have an opportunity to be a part of it. I am excited and eager to see what God will continue to do here and at home. I am also looking forward to what God has for us as we prepare for the tip in June.

Thanks again for all your prayers and support during our trip. We wouldn't be able to do these trips without all of you.

Moses describes in this way the righteousness that is by the law: “The man who does these things will live by them.”But the righteousness that is by faith says: “Do not say in your heart, ‘Who will ascend into heaven?’” (that is, to bring Christ down) “or ‘Who will descend into the deep?” (that is, to bring Christ up from the dead). But what does it say? “The word is near you; it is in your mouth and in your heart,” that is, the word of faith we are proclaiming: That if you confess with your mouth, “Jesus is Lord,” and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. For it is with your heart that you believe and are justified, and it is with your mouth that you confess and are saved. As the Scripture says, “Anyone who trusts in him will never be put to shame.” For there is no difference between Jew and Gentile—the same Lord is Lord of all and richly blesses all who call on him, for, “Everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved.”

How, then, can they call on the one they have not believed in? And how can they believe in the one of whom they have not heard? And how can they hear without someone preaching to them? And how can they preach unless they are sent? As it is written, “How beautiful are the feet of those who bring good news!”  Romans 10:5-15

Dan and Nancy, Jason and Bekkah, Stephen and Jennifer Kibachia, the Bethany interns, Agape Fellowship,all are committed to sharing the Good News by showing the unreached people in Kenya the love of Christ through everything they say and do. We are blessed to be able to work alongside them to share the Good News. May we all have beautiful feet!

The Eleventh Day

It was hot here today. It reached 100 degrees around 1:00 PM. I’m sure it got hotter from there but I quit checking. We went to the shamba (farm) today. Jason and Dan were surprised at how green everything is. The dormitories are almost complete. One of the tanks that will be used to raise tilapia and catfish has been built. Jason has a pump that is powered by the river current that will be used to  pump water from the river about to the farm. The line for the pump has already been run and the water storage container has been installed on top of one of a storage building. The farm will grow citrus fruit (oranges, tangerines, lemons and limes), mangoes, corn, beans, skuma wiki (collard greens) and other basic foods. The farm will also have a greenhouse for growing tomatoes, black-eyed peas and a nursery.

We also went to see the school building we worked on back in June. A lot of progress has been made on the building. The building is not complete, building can only progress as funds are available, but it is being used for church services and teaching literacy. Agape also has seven donated sewing machines and will start holding dress making classes in January. The man who owns the adjacent property built apartments on his portion of the lot. The apartments are built as close as possible to the property line. The land owner does not appreciate having a Christian neighbor and has done everything possible to make the situation as difficult as he can.

Most of the work here is difficult. There is opposition from certain groups in the local population. The weather is hot and dry. What little vegetation does grow here naturally is covered in thorns, even the grass, and can cause an allergic reaction similar to poison ivy. As difficult as the work is, the need is even greater. The people here desperately need many things but most of all they need to know the love of Christ.

The Tenth Day

We travelled to Jason’s town this afternoon. It was an interesting drive. The weather in Nairobi has been cool and wet. The weather here has been wet here but it isn’t cool. As we sit here at 8 PM it is still 86 F, the mosquitos are out in full force and we just enjoyed the evening call to prayer. On the ride up we hit a dik-dik, a small antelope about the size of a medium dog, and saw a large hyena crossing the road. Jason hasn’t been here in several weeks and will only be here until Friday. It is obvious that he wishes he could be here in his home, working with his neighbors, full time but it may be some time before he can come back with his family to stay.  People greet Jason everywhere we go around town and ask about his wife and girls. From the greetings it is obvious he is making a positive difference in the lives of the people who live here.

Tomorrow we will go see the building we helped with during the June 2009 trip and an agricultural project Jason is leading. The agricultural project is a school farm where people can come to learn sustainable agriculture techniques that can be used to farm in arid areas. They have built two dormitories for people who travel from other areas to learn at the farm and enclosed the entire farm with a wall. The work being done here, under adverse conditions, is truly inspiring.

The Ninth Day

Jason joined us from Tanzania today. We will be going up to his town tomorrow. It was good to see him and catch up with the work he and his family is doing with the Bethany interns here in Africa. I think this is the third group of interns Jason has led here. I am surprised at the number of students that come to Kenya for their internships. The intern site is in a area that can be difficult to live and serve in but all the interns I have met seem to love the location, the people and the work. A number of students who have interned here return here as full time missionaries. This is a testament to the impact Jason and Bekkah have on their lives. It is also a testament to the work God is doing here and around the world.

Tuesday, December 6, 2011


I posted some of the pictures we have taken on the trip on YouTube if you are interested.

(Pitcha is the Swahili word for picture)

The Day After the Seventh...

Tim and I went with Dan to meet with Dr. Kibachia today. We had a great time catching up with him and what has been happening at Agape Fellowship. We also laid out the basic plan for the trip in June. It is always awesome to meet with Stephen. He has a great vision for Agape Fellowship that extends to all of Africa and beyond.

Jason Witt travelled up from Tanzania tonight. We spent some time breaking bread and discussing everything Jason and his family have been doing here in Africa. We will be spending the next couple of days with Jason. 

The Germo's and the Witt's are incredible families. Their lives are centred on God and the work being done to reach the unreached people groups here in Africa. They truly love the people of Kenya and work tirelessly to reach all the people here. We are blessed to be able to work alongside them and the Church here in Kenya. 

Monday, December 5, 2011

The Seventh Day

I have written a little about the weather, a little about the lack of electricity and a little about the traffic but what makes Kenya truly a unique place is the people. Tim and I went to church this morning at Agape Fellowship Madaraka. This is the headquarters for Agape Fellowship throughout Kenya. We went to church and we had church and, as Pastor Jerry always says, it is better to have church than to be in church. The members of Agape truly love God and each other. They welcomed Tim and I as a member of the family returning home after a long trip. Most Kenyans are open, inviting, friendly and generous. They love visitors and guests and will go out of their way to make everyone feel welcome. The family of believers at Agape takes this to a whole new level. They have always made us feel like we are part of their family.
Kenyans also know how to have church. The Agape church was holding an annual event called Outback this weekend. Outback is a weekend camping retreat focused on parents and teens. One parent spends the weekend with one of their teen age children camping and worshipping God. Outback is similar to Family Camp with more of a focus on bringing teens and parents closer to each other and God. One of the guest speakers at Outback delivered the sermon at the main Agape service on Sunday. He was a past from Tanzania that had travelled 27 hours by car to be at Agape for the weekend. He spoke on the love of God and the healing power of the Spirit. It was a great service and a great message. I was challenged by both the message and the commitment of the speaker and members of the congregation.

I am always amazed at the people of Kenya and how they are so open, free and committed to the will of the Father. Many Kenyans live in conditions we would not be able to tolerate and endure hardships we would find unbearable and they continue to show the love of God to everyone they meet. We are blessed with so much in America and still find reasons to grumble, complain and focus on our own problems. God gave his only son for us that we might know Him and His love. If we truly know the love of God we should also love on another, in fact Jesus said it was by our love for each other that we would be known as a people who loved God. Our brothers and sisters here in Kenya are a living example of this commandment. They are using whatever resources they have available to them to help each other, welcome the stranger at their gate and reach out to unreached people, even when the unreached consider them to be their enemies. I am humbled and honored to have an opportunity to work with them in the work God is doing. 

Friday, December 2, 2011

Here Comes the Rain!

It is rainy season here in Nairobi. It has rained every day since we arrived. I’m not complaining, at least it is rain and not snow and I haven’t needed a jacket or coat but it has been very wet. Last night we were stuck in traffic and it poured rain. I guess thunderstorms are rare in this part of Kenya but we experienced a pretty good sound and light show while sitting in traffic last night. It rained so much that the road looked more like a river and driveways looked like streams. The Nairobi River runs behind Dan and Nancy’s house. In my limited experience, water is always flowing in the river but it is usually a slow meandering current. When we finally got home last night the river was roaring along. Even after the rain stopped the river continued to roar along for most of the night. It is normally so quiet here at night that it seemed strange trying to sleep with sound of the river in the background. Don’t get me wrong, I slept fine anyway.

There are two rainy seasons in Kenya; one at the beginning of the summer (now) and one at the end of the summer in March / April. Very little rain falls outside of the rainy season. If the rains are light then a drought and famine occurs. As I was thinking about the rains and the importance of the rainy season to the lives of so many people here I started to think about God and the blessings he pours down on us. God rains blessings down all the time. He made us, called us, empowers us and sends us. He has given everything, even His son, to make a way for us. So, the question is why do we experience droughts in our lives? I think we miss the ongoing rainy season of God’s love because we get out of the rain. We allow the stuff in our lives, our problems, our wants, our excuses, to get between us and the downpour. In Matthew 7:6 Jesus cautions us, “Do not give dogs what is holy, and do not throw your pearls before pigs, lest they trample them underfoot and turn to attack you.” I pray that I am not a dog or a pig trampling the abundance of God underfoot and turning to attack the Father who loves me. I hope that I am always standing out in the rain.

Thursday, December 1, 2011

The Third and Fourth Day

I'm a little behind on the blog. A lack of electricity, stima in swahili, can make it tough to get on the internet. The power system here in Kenya is interesting. The homes use 240 VAC, 50 Hz, single phase power. Homes in the US are primarily 120 VAC, 60 Hz, single phase with some appliances, like and electric dryer, running on 240 VAC, 60 Hz, two phase. Because of the higher voltage the transformers and power lines are a little larger. 

The transformers and power lines are only six to seven feet off the ground in most places. I believe most of the electrical system was built by the British in the 1960's and hasn't been upgraded, or maintained well, since. There are trees growing through the power lines, poles that are on the verge of falling and cables running all over the place. Kenya Power seems to working on upgrading the system and catching up on maintenance but with a city of 5 million and years of neglect there is a lot of work to do.

Some of the work that is needed, like clearing tree limbs from the power lines, requires shutting down parts of the system. Some of the work uncovers other problems which result in unexpected outages. The condition of the system also lends itself to unexpected outages. It is easy to see why the power is out as much as it is. Sometimes I am surprised there is any power at all.

Picking up on Jerry's comment on my earlier post - the power system here is a good object lesson of our reliance on the Holy Spirit and our relationship with the Father. The relationship has to be maintained, like any good relationship, to have meaning and impact in our lives. If we don't work on our relationship with God we can become disconnected and lose sight of the blessings and opportunities He provides. The longer we neglect our relationship with the Father the more disconnected we become and we may require more work in our lives to get back to where we need to be. One of the many things I love about going on short term missions is the daily reminder of how much I rely on God. These trips create milestones in my life and when I think back on them I am reminded of how I am reliant on God and how the Father, the Son and the Spirit care and provide for all my needs.

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

The Second Day

Dan and one of the Bethany intern program directors returned from Tanzania today. Bethany has three global intern sites including one located in Africa. The interns have been working with the Witts in Tanzania for the past several weeks. Dan and Paul were in Tanzania meeting with the Witts and teaching the interns.

The power has been off more than on since we arrived. Everything in Kenya takes a little longer and requires more effort than the same task would in the United States. When the power is out things get even more difficult and the power can be out a lot here. Imagine trying to do everyday things like laundry, cooking meals, etc. with no electricity. Now imagine doing it several days in a row every month and you'll get the idea. The people who live in Kenya are incredibly hard working and incredibly generous. They are always willing to take time to help others and share whatever they have with anyone in need. As a visitor, I always feel welcome, even when the power goes out.

Monday, November 28, 2011

The First Day

We arrived around midnight local time Sunday night. Tim and I spent our first night in Nairobi in a Mennonite missionary guest house because it was so late when we arrived. The guest house was nice although by the time we arrived anything that didn't resemble the inside of an airplane would have looked pretty nice to us. To be honest as much as I love being in Kenya the travel to get here never gets any easier.

After a good nights sleep we ate breakfast and spent the morning talking through some of our thoughts for this trip. As we were talking Tim noticed a group of small birds swarming over a piece of fruit in a tree next to the porch where we were sitting.

The tree was had a lot of fruit but all the birds kept going after the same piece. I was reminded of Matthew 6:25 - 33. Sometimes I think we are a lot like the birds in this particular tree, we get caught up in making sure we are getting what we want, our "fair" share, and we miss the abundance that God has placed right before us. There is plenty for everyone. God knows what we need and will make sure we have the provisions we require. We need to trust Him and follow His plan and He will make sure our needs are met. Every time I think back on this trip and see the picture of the birds I hope it will remind me to make the most of everyday and to seek out the abundance of blessings God has given me.

We met up with the Germo's after breakfast and spent the rest of the day settling in at their house and catching up. If you haven't met Dan, Nancy and their three kids they are an awesome family. They have been working in Kenya for the past thirteen years. They are a great family and wonderful people that provide a daily example of the meaning of Matthew 28:19-20.

Finally, thanks to all our Living Hope family for the prayers and support you have given and continue to give us as we continue on our trip. I think God has truly called us to be involved in missions and the work He is doing and that requires all of us, some to go, some to stay, all to love. Thanks.

Sunday, November 27, 2011

Made it....

Just wanted to post a quick message to let all our Living Hope freinds and family know we safely arrived in Nairobi last night. It was a long flight but uneventful. We spent last night at a guest house and will be joining the Germo's today. We will post more once we arrive at the Germo's house.

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

On the road again

In four days Tim K and I will be heading off to Kenya on another scouting trip. This trip is being used to plan for a future mission trip from Living Hope, renew relationships with the Germos, the Witts, Dr. Kibachia and our friends at Agape Fellowship all over Kenya. We'll also be exploring some fund raising ideas. Whenever we are getting ready to go over there I always get a strange set of mixed feelings. I am excited to see what God has in store for us on this trip but I am dreading the 29 hours of travel to get there. I am already missing my wife, family and friends here but I am anxious to see my family and friends over there. I know this will be a great trip but it is also hard to be away from home. Please keep Tim and I and our families in your prayers.

Monday, August 15, 2011

A Week at Camp

I just returned from a week at Camp Daniel and thought I would share my impressions of the week. I would like to start by thanking everyone on the Camp Daniel staff. A tremendous amount of hard work goes into camp and it wouldn't be possible without the staff. A special hats off to Chrissy Kelly. Chrissy prepares three meals a day for over 120 people for four weeks with nothing more than two ovens and a volunteer kitchen staff. The food is always fresh, hot and delicious. I can barely get through one week of helping in the kitchen – I would never survive four weeks of being in charge of the kitchen.

It was a great week. Shelley and I had a lot of fun and appreciated the opportunity to take part in camp this year. We both commented on the enthusiasm and freedom of the campers. There were a couple of campers, Tom and Craig, which really stood out to me. Both Craig and Tom are in wheel chairs. Neither one of them can communicate in the same way most of us can. They need help with all the everyday things that we take for granted. Getting out of bed, dressing, eating, they need help with all of it.

I can’t pretend to understand what their lives are like but I have never seen two happier, loving and thankful men. Tom was always smiling and his eyes always seemed to shine with happiness. Craig has got to be the most thankful person I have ever met. The enthusiasm and kindness of both these men truly impressed me. It also made me stop to think. How can two men who need help with everything, struggling with things I take for granted be so happy all the time?

I really don’t know the answer but I believe it has something to do with knowing that they were made by God to be exactly who they are. They are part of God’s plan and they are carrying out their part. Tom’s happiness is infectious. Every time I saw him I would always smile and my mood would always brighten. Craig’s thankfulness made me feel appreciated and welcomed. Their enthusiasm encouraged me every day of camp.

Tom and Craig also challenged me. If two men who seem to have so little going for them can be kind, thankful and loving to everyone around them why can’t I? Most people would call Tom and Craig disabled. There is certainly a long list of things that they do not have the ability to accomplish. But, if they understand the story God is telling about their lives and joyously except their role in his plan while I, who have been blessed with so much grumble, complain and grudgingly go along, are they really the disabled? All through camp I saw people that the world would say have very little or no value sharing themselves, their joy and their happiness with everyone around them. Everything they did was done without reservation, restraint or fear. Over and over again I kept thinking these people are really enabled. Enabled by God to be exactly who He made them to be. I pray that I can be enabled the same way.

Monday, July 25, 2011


Summer is in full swing. It is hard to believe it is late July already. The first two weeks of Camp Daniel have come and gone. From all I have heard Camp has been amazing so far. Things haven’t all gone to plan but maybe that is God’s plan – a little disruption to remind us how much we need Him and how we need to be involved in what He is doing rather than expecting Him to get involved in what we are doing. It was good to see our friends and partners; Dan and Nancy Germo, Jason and Rebekah Witt. Dan and Nancy are planning their return to the mission field starting next week. Jason and Rebekah will be returning later this fall.

I have been reading an interesting book this past week. I don’t agree with all the points the author is making but a couple of things have really stood out for me. Our relationship with God is dependent on how we respond to Jesus. Through Jesus, God wants to retell the stories of our lives. We just have to believe. There are many times when I think I don’t have anything to offer or I have messed up so many times God will never be able to use me. God’s story is we are all loved, worthy and valued. We all have something to offer. We can all do something to make the world a better place, more like the place God intended, every day. So, the real question is “Will I believe the story God is telling about my life?” And if I do believe that story, “Will I live according to the story God is telling?” I have written a lot about getting involved in Camp Daniel, missions, going on a short-term missions trips and many other ways we can be involved in what God is doing. These are all great things to be involved in and I encourage everyone to jump in wherever you can. But, we can also live the story God is telling in our everyday lives, in our workplaces, in our schools, even at Wal-Mart while shopping. Anytime we put the people around us and their needs before ourselves and our needs, we are making the world a better place. It could be as simple as holding the door open for someone, saying Hello, or asking someone how their day is going and being genuinely interested in the answer.

As summer continues on please remember to pray for the Germos, the Witts, Camp Daniel, our pastors, our church and the people we interact with day in and day out. If you get a chance spend a day or week helping out at Camp Daniel. Get involved in Family Camp. Above all else ask God what story He would tell about your life and then try to live that story. It won’t all be easy but it will be interesting and we can all make the world a little more of what God intended every day.

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Blessed Part Two

“Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
Blessed are those who mourn, for they will be comforted.
Blessed are the meek, for they will inherit the earth.
Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they will be filled."

The poor in spirit, those who know God and understand how far they are from His standard of holiness, will inherit the kingdom of heaven. The word inheritance implies that the poor in spirit are heirs, children of the most high God. The first step in being a child of God is to understand who God is and who we are and how far we are from Him on our own. The second step is mourning our separation from the Father. If we understand who God is, who we are and grieve the distance between us the Father will comfort us. We are comforted by the family of fellow believers, the Holy Spirit, a relationship with the Father and His firstborn, Jesus Christ.
Our morning over the separation between us and God should lead to meekness. The dictionary definition of meek is humbly patient, docile, submissive, compliant, gentle or kind. I think we only need to look to our Savior, Jesus, to see an example of meekness. I think many times we equate meekness with not standing up and avoiding confrontation but the example of meekness that Jesus set is somewhat different from this idea. Jesus was at times confrontational (interacting with the Pharisees, throwing the money changers out of the temple) and other times gentle and kind. Jesus was God made man. He had the ability to call down armies of angels and had all the power of the Father but throughout his time on earth he lived a life of sacrifice to others and submission to the Father’s will. He always acted in accordance with God’s will in whatever way was best for everyone involved. I think a better definition of biblical meekness is great power under control. The opposite of meek is stubborn, obstinate and regenerate. If we truly understand who we are and who God is how could we not submit to His will, how could we not be meek? It is also interesting that Jesus said the meek shall inherit the earth. This is so different from the message from the view of the world, particularly in America. The world tells us we have to fight for everything, stubbornly insist on getting what we want and the ends justify the means. As long as I get what I want anything goes, the very opposite of meek.

The next verse tells us “Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they will be filled.” So…understanding who we are in light of who God us, mourning the separation, submitting to the will of the Father should lead us to hunger and thirst for righteousness – to close the separation between us and God. The language of this verse is interesting, the verse does not say those who would like to be righteous or those who want to be righteous but those who hunger and thirst for righteousness. Hunger and thirst go beyond wanting; these are needs that must be filled for life to continue. The verse also says those who hunger and thirst will be filled. We can have a seat at the Father’s table. “Which of you fathers, if your son asks for a fish, will give him a snake instead? Or if he asks for an egg, will give him a scorpion? If you then, though you are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father in heaven give the Holy Spirit to those who ask him!”
True contentment, being blessed, begins with knowing the Father. Our very life and the life of those around us depend on it. Christ set an example for all us. He came to us, became flesh, and all the temptations and trials that go along with it, and sins. He made the ultimate sacrifice that we might know the Father. I pray that all of us can, in some way, follow this example.

Sunday, May 1, 2011


I recently taught a Sunday school class based on the Sermon on the Mount. As I prepared for the class each week I was reminded that Jesus commands us to be engaged in relationships. Everything we do should be focused on Him and behaving more like Him every day and we can only do this through relationships. First we need a relationship with the Father which is made possible through Jesus. Next we need to be in relationship with the people all around us.

The Sermon on the Mount starts with the beatitudes. The beatitudes describe the process of building a relationship with God and the characteristics of a person who is in a relationship with God. The beatitudes begin with –

“Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. Blessed are those who mourn, for they will be comforted.”
Matthew 5:3-4

In this context the word blessed means content or satisfied, Just as Paul said to the people of Philippi in Philippians 4:11 “I am not saying this because I am in need, for I have learned to be content whatever the circumstances.” So…being content in all circumstances starts with being poor in spirit but what does it mean to be poor in spirit? I think Isaiah gave us a great description of what it means to be poor in spirit, “Woe to me!” I cried. “I am ruined! For I am a man of unclean lips, and I live among a people of unclean lips, and my eyes have seen the King, the LORD Almighty.” (Isaiah 6:5) Isaiah had a vision of God and when he came face to face with the Father he also came face to face with who he was and the separation between himself as a man and the awesome holiness of God. So, Matthew 5:3 tells us we will begin to find commitment when we understand who we are in light of a holy, perfect, righteous, infinite God who created all things and holds all things.
The second beatitude “Blessed are those who mourn, for they will be comforted.” builds on the first. When we realize who we are in light of who God we should mourn just as Isaiah did. When Isaiah got a glimpse of himself from God’s perspective he responded by crying out “Woe to me! I am ruined!” The distance that Isaiah saw between himself and God caused Isaiah to grieve for himself and his people. Based on Matthew 5:3-4 the foundation for real contentment starts with understanding who we are, who God is and the separation between His holiness and our lives. This distance between our lives and the holiness of God should cause us to grieve for ourselves and those around us.

I think everyone is searching for contentment but for those who don’t know God and never get a glimpse of His perspective the search just goes on and on. This is one reason we are called into relationship with people. We should be reaching out to people in our community and across the world and giving them a glimpse of God. If we have found the contentment of knowing who our God is and who we are, if we are mourning for ourselves and those around us, shouldn’t we be about evangelism and missions – reaching out to those who may never find what contentment truly is? Someone, somewhere reached out to us, let us follow their example and the example of Jesus by reaching out.

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Spring Again

It is almost spring. I suppose it technically is spring already but since we received 9 inches of snow the other night it doesn’t feel like it yet. I guess everyone is making plans for the summer and I thought I would mention some of the plans for Living Hope Missions.

A group of youth and adults are heading over to Minneapolis the weekend of June 25th. They will be working with Michael Neterer and SALT to learn more about the Somali culture and how to reach out to this growing segment of our community in Green Bay. If you want to read more about SALT check out their website

On June 30th we will host another mission’s dinner at LHC. Jason Witt, one of the missionaries we worked with in Kenya, will be with us and it will be a great meal. Come out and support the missions program and spend an evening fellowshipping with friends and family.

Camp Daniel has work days scheduled for April 30th, May 14th and May 21st. Camp sessions will be held from July 10th through August 13th. For more details on the schedule at Camp Daniel check the website You can take an afternoon, a day or a whole week to lend a hand and who knows – you might even have some fun at the same time. If you’ve never been to Camp Daniel you don’t know what you are missing. This is one of those places where you can be loved and appreciated just for being you.

As spring turns into summer remember to take time to be involved in what God is doing all around us. To have an opportunity to be part of His work is an awesome and humbling experience at the same time.