True or Not so True?

True or Not so True?

I found the CDC website and started crunching numbers—37.4% of COVID deaths in the US are age 65-74. Using the same set of statistics, I calculated differently—99.92% of US population age 65-74 have not died from COVID. Same pandemic, different perspectives. So...
True or Not so True?

Perspectives on Cows

My family and I served with Lutheran Bible Translators in a rural area of Botswana in southern Africa. In those communities, cows play a central role. There are words which describe each animal’s color and pattern. I read a recent survey finding in the US. According...
Living in Bubbles

Living in Bubbles

I was visiting with an older lady in the remote town in which I was first assigned as a missionary with Lutheran Bible Translators. She had heard a ‘rumor’. Did I have a toilet inside the house? “Yes,” I told her. She was not impressed. How could we live in the smell?...

Taking Root

Plants spring up at an amazing pace in the tropics. In fact, it is possible to just cut a branch off a plant, stick it into the ground, and see it flourish as it develops a root system and leaves. I experienced this personally during my first language project living...

Flexibility

For missionaries serving abroad, flexibility as a trait is constantly taxed. It seems we are always on the move and the rules are always changing. New problems surface, and new solutions and even adjusted expectations are sometimes necessary. For example, when I first...