“Look at all those people camped out on the lawn in front of the bus station,” I exclaimed as we drove through the small city of Boa Vista in northwest Brazil.
“Those are all Venezuelans who have fled their home country,” said Daniel, one of our Venezuelan pilots. “They left with nothing and with no money to travel. They can’t get further than the bus station.”
“Oh Lord, may I slow down now? It has been so many years working at breakneck speed. It would be so nice to slow down,”
I presented my oft repeated question in prayer.
God’s answer so far has been, “Night cometh when no man can work. When it comes then you can rest.”
Now, I pray for health, strength and energy and He is providing.Read More
As I boarded my last connecting flight from the mission field to the US, I just wanted to rest. So I closed my eyes and soon I was sleeping. But in about 10 minutes I was wide awake and greeted the lady sitting next to me. When I found out she was from Haiti I perked up and greeted her in Creole. I told her I had flown eight medical trips to Haiti many years ago.Read More
August 21, 2017 Pastor Ted Wilson, President General Conference of Seventh-day Adventists 12501 Old Colombia Pike Silver Spring, MD 20904. Re: Humble response to your letter being circulated on the Internet Dear Pastor Wilson, We have personally known each other, corresponded together and have been praying for each other for over twenty years. I continue…Read More
Standing at the pulpit, in the middle of my sermon, I saw him run through the church door. “Quick, a tree has fallen on a man from a neighboring village breaking his legs and injuring his abdomen. Please bring the plane and take him to the hospital,” he said.Read More
Time to quietly think and pray. One of the benefits of long flights across the jungles and oceans is quiet time. At least when the weather is good. After several weeks in the US with speaking appointments in Tennessee, Pennsylvania, and Oklahoma, Aunt Becky and I left on our long flight to Bolivia in the Twin Comanche.Read More
“My brother is going to die if we can’t get him to a hospital with a thoracic surgeon. He had an accident and has chest trauma and a collapsed lung,” the voice on the phone desperately pleaded.Read More
Yesterday, while flying our mission plane 10 hours from Grenada to the US, I was reading about Jesus’ great sacrifice for us. Then I read about the deep poverty of the early church pioneers and the long hours of labor they endured just to survive and the sacrifices they made to advance God’s work.Read More
Do you become easily discouraged by difficult circumstances or by a lack of resources? Consider who your Heavenly Father is, and how “He has placed all the treasures of heaven at our disposal.”Read More