Harvest in Due Season

Before my life in full-time ministry service as a pastor and missionary, I was a financial analyst in the U.S. healthcare sector. I diagnosed financial and process problems in struggling departments then recommended solutions to make the company more profitable. I was...

“Pass the Christmas Goat Please”

We got up early on Christmas morning to travel with our neighbors to their cattle post. There, because it was a very special occasion, we helped them slaughter a goat; the main course for Christmas dinner. Instead of a pine Christmas tree filling the living room with...

Who Thought This Up?

I have to admit, those words ran through my mind and out of my mouth several times during advanced linguistics and cross-cultural training. Chapter 11 in Genesis provides an interesting answer to the question “who thought this up?” Verse 1 says that “all the earth was...
The Changing Paradigm of Mission

The Changing Paradigm of Mission

“Anything you’re doing now you could be doing overseas in a year or less as a missionary,” Morrie Watkins, the first executive director of Lutheran Bible Translators, was known to say. Initially, such ministry opportunity was broad. Almost every developing country...