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Encouraged and Needing Support

The Lord really encouraged my heart at the recent BMM Annual Conference. The special speaker used Hebrews 11 to remind us of the importance of walking by faith. 439 more words



All is well
Always as it should
Safely in place

You suddenly appear
Without warning
Or concern

Shatter mirage
Once forgotten
In midst battlefield

Heart yields… 22 more words


All grown up

The trench weeded, dug, amended, and planted last fall finally looks like a real garden bed.

The azaleas performed on schedule, most of the bulbs made it…(not the lilies, though; maybe I should snag more…), and the asters have needed cutting back several times already. 27 more words


Almost finished

We thank God for His help and provision on furlough. As it stands right now, we have two scheduled meetings left for furlough! I know we are tired from the travelling. 343 more words



Do you remember the days of the roundabouts at the park.  People would pile on this crazy ride and someone who wanted to make others sick would quickly spend the “puke machine” until someone would either fall off or fulfill the name previously given to the roundabout.   274 more words

May 2014 Velasquez Family Update

Dear Pastor, Congregation and Friends,

“He saith unto them, Come and see. They came and saw where he dwelt, and abode with him that day: for it was about the tenth hour.” (Acts 5:42) On the day that Jesus extended that invitation to Andrew and John he opened up his home to them and patiently taught them the truth about himself. 427 more words


I am spoiled.

(above) Some of my favorite items from Papindos, a store in Kainantu, which I’m able to get to every couple of months!

One of the things that I feel constantly while packing up for furlough is the fact that I’m living in a place where many of my neighbors are subsistence farmers, or work for a small hourly wage. 521 more words

Living Overseas