Culture shock is a phrase that gets tossed around some in missions conferences and other places, but what is it? How do we deal with it? We have lived in a few different cultures as missionaries, and we can testify that it is sometimes a shock. No two cultures are exactly alike between countries. You can even find different cultures in the same country! We get so used to thinking our way is the only way because it’s the best way that anything different can really throw us off.
In 2015 we got to be at the missions conference of Northwest Bible Baptist Church in Elgin, IL. We had a very good time and enjoyed some great teaching from other missionaries. One lesson that I sat in was on culture shock. It has been a great help to me and I wanted to share it as it may be a help to others. All credit goes to Zach Bruner, missionary in Brazil, since he was the Continue reading “Culture Shock Tips”→
I was doing a few things in town earlier today and saw several adults with children. That’s not odd since school is still out over here, so you do see more kids out and about. But what bothered me was the attitude of the adults (I say adults because maybe it was a parent, grandparent, aunt, uncle, etc). They were yelling at the children, snapping at Continue reading “Anger and children”→
Below is a link to our latest prayer letter. I am thinking about having a few guest authors post on this blog. Mainly my wife, Masey. She does a great job on her blog and is far more creative than I am. We will see what comes from that though. (^_^) Have a great week!
Out with the old and in with the new. That is usually the theme that people have with the new year. They want to chunk out old habits, diets, jobs, etc and get new ones. Well we are still going along same as Continue reading “2017 Begins”→
I finally got around to remaking our prayer cards. I figured we didn’t need ones for Greenland since we are now in Hungary. (^_^) I’m not a creative person, so this took me a while to finish. But they have been created, proofed, printed, shipped, and should be going out with the next prayer letter mailing.
If you receive a physical copy of our prayer letter, then you will be getting a physical prayer card. If you happen to get our letters by email, then you can use the contact form on the About Us page to let me know that you want one and where to mail it. I think there will be more than enough for anyone who wants them. You don’t even have to use them as a prayer reminder, they could be useful as scarecrows or something. (^_^)
Of course, if all you want is a digital copy to look at or print out on your own, just right click the above images and click ‘Save image as…’ and you will have it. Thanks for the prayers and support!
During September our pastor, Bro. Ken Graham, and his wife were able to visit us. This was a big deal for us as it marked the first visitors we have had while on the mission field. We were nervously excited but had a great time! We were able to Continue reading “Pastor’s visit”→
I have fond memories of VBS as a kid. I don’t remember going to church very often, on occasionally, but I do remember attending VBS almost every year as a kid. Sometimes we would attend several different VBS’s over the summer. I remember hearing Bible verses, playing games, being taught lessons, and having snacks. While all the specifics are a little fuzzy (I am over 30 after all!) those memories are accompanied with Continue reading “VBS 2016 and a birthday”→
We had a great time celebrating the 4th of July here in Hungary. It was filled with great food and fellowship! God blessed with great weather and a temp in the 70’s. Though we didn’t shoot any fireworks off, it was still a fabulous time.