Monday, April 25, 2016

Happy Birthday, Hannah!

In France...
So cute...
Today is Hannah's 23rd birthday.  I don't like being 7500 miles away on her birthday so this is a very loud shout out to her!  Maybe you can join me in wishing her a happy birthday but sending an email to her at  She is working with an agency called Novel Responses, providing in-home services to children with developmental disabilities.  She seems to be enjoying it! 

Hannah emulating her Dad...enjoying lying in the yard, looking at the sky...
Today we completed our first day of our first intensive training for pastors.  It went very well, with pastors coming from many different parts of Kenya to attend.

I will share more in the coming posts, for for today, let me just share with you some of our favorite quotes that we shared with these senior pastors:

Scottish theologian, Dr. George MacLoed (1895-1991):  "I simply argue that the cross be raised again, at the center of the marketplace as well as on the steeple of the church...Jesus was not crucified in a cathedral between two candles, but on a cross between two thieves, on the town garbage heap, on a crossroad so cosmopolitan that they had to write His title in Hebrew and in Latin and in Greet, or shall we say, in English, in Bantu, and in the kind of place where cynics talk smut, the thieves curse and soldiers gamble, because that is where He died, and that is what he died about, and that is where Christians should be and what Christians should be about." 

Henry Blackaby, in Experiencing God in Business:  "The Marketplace is the last mission frontier.  Christianity in the marketplace is salt and light in a dark world."

William Tyndale, the great English Reformer and the first translator of the Bible into English:  "There is no work better than another to please God:  to pour water, to wash dishes, to be a shoemaker, or an apostle, all is one; to wash dishes and to preach is all one, as touching the deed, to please God." 

C.T. Studd (missionary):  Some want to live within the sound of church or chapel bell; I want to run a rescue shop within a yard of hell.