Visits

SGP & JKT 2010 Update 3

  I am just feeling this overwhelming sense of gratitude. God’s grace can humble anyone. Even though it has only been about two days here in Southeast Asia, I am already experiencing God’s Faithfulness, not only to me but to His people. It just reminds me how much God loves His people. If anything good comes out of our lives, it is because of His mercy and grace. We really do not deserve anything. Therefore,...

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SGP & JKT 2010 Update 2

  It’s been one whole day here in Singapore and it has been awesome so far. I can’t believe I am wearing shorts in the middle of December. People here are saying that it is the raining season and a bit colder than usual, but it feels like summer to me because before I left Ann Arbor, the temperatures were in the 30’s. I have been enjoying my time in reconnecting with people. Later today,...

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SGP & JKT 2010 Update 1

  I am closing out the 2010 year with a whirlwind of travel. Recently, I found myself complaining about being too “traveled-out.” In my early 30’s, traveling was so much easier but now, it is getting harder, not only because of the physical aspect, but because I will be away from the family. It would have been easy for me to just focus on myself, but then I thought about all the different things that...

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Shining the Light on Robert Barriger

  My time in Lima, Peru was incredible. In fact, it was like a mini-retreat for me. I was able to recalibrate and get my spirit renewed. But most of all, I was able to reconnect with one of my spiritual mentors, Pastor Robert Barriger. I have come to the realization that there are always a handful of people that God sovereignly places in your life. They are the divine connections that play a significant...

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Heading to South America

  I am in transit in Atlanta and waiting for my plane to head down to Lima, Peru. It has been awhile since I have been in Latin America. A lot of our focus has been in Asia within the last 5 years; but recently God has opened a door for us in Chile. I will be reconnecting with Pastor Robert Barriger from Camino de Vida. I am looking forward to just hanging out with...

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HMCC of Austin Update 11.15.10

  Every time I travel to one of the HMCC churches, I am reminded how much Jesus loves His Bride (Eph 5:25-27). Even though each church is a little different due to the context, I am thankful that each of our churches has the same DNA. It has been refreshing to spend some time with Pastor Ben and his family. Their family has always been special to Christina and me because Pastor Ben was there...

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Chile 10.2010 Update #3

  I find myself constantly re-learning the important lessons of faith and obedience. In fact, they are both related to one another. You cannot have one without the other. As I take this time to reflect on my short four day trip to Chile, I realize how much of my life and where we are as a church are related to faith and obedience. As I think about how God even opened this door for...

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Chile 10.2010 Update #2

  It is hard to believe that we have been here for only 3 days and God has given us the privilege of witnessing so many different things. On Tuesday, we went to two different locations where the earthquake and the tsunami hit. I have seen a lot of pictures on the internet but there is something different about seeing it firsthand. It broke my heart to see the reality of devastation. As we visited...

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Chile 10.2010 Update #1

  After being here in Chile for less than 14 hours, I am more convinced than ever that God has truly opened this door for us as a church. God is doing some incredible things here. We are thankful that God has allowed us to partner up with Pueblo de Dios. Pastor Pete and I have been able to visit several churches and witness all that God is doing through the Body of Christ. I...

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Asia Update from Airport 9.2010

  I am at a 24-hour cafe inside Changi airport in Singapore. It is definitely one of the busiest airports in Asia. Instead of trying to go to sleep, I have decided to stay awake so that I can get back on U.S. time quicker. This trip out to Singapore and Jakarta was just awesome. I am thankful for all the things that God has allowed me to witness. In fact, on this trip, God...

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Jakarta Trip 9.2010 – Update 2

  The last 3.5 days here in Indonesia has been a blessing. I have been overjoyed to see all the familiar faces, as well as meeting some new people here at HMCC-JKT. The church is growing and God’s faithfulness and power are evident as people are experiencing transformation. It really is an excited time and I am thankful that I had the privilege of witnessing it with my own eyes. I decided to do an...

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Jakarta Trip 9.2010 – Update 1

  I arrived safely to Jakarta late last night. My time in Singapore was a blessing as I was able to strengthen the believers in HMCC-SGP. Today, the one year anniversary celebration for HMCC-JKT went well. We were reminded that God blesses us so that we can be blessing. The next three days will be filled with meetings and I am thankful for the privilege of reconnecting with people. I am humbled and honored to...

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Singapore Trip 9.2010 – Update 2

  It been great spending time with Jackson and Rachel. I am so proud of them as they are heading up HMCC-SGP. I have been also meeting up with some alumni and new members of this church. God is at work and we want to continue to participate in what He is doing here in Singapore. Here is a brief interview with them.    

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Singapore Trip 9.2010 – Update 1

  I have decided to change things up and instead of writing in my blog, I will do a video blog. I will try to write from time to time, but I am going to give this a try throughout my trip to Asia. One thing I love about being out here, in these global cities is that you are constantly connected through wifi. It will be great having you journey with me on this...

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