“But I will sacrifice to You with the voice of thanksgiving.” —Jonah 2:9a
Thanksgiving has just slipped by silently in Indonesia. MAF doesn’t take Thursday or Friday off because Thanksgiving is not celebrated here. This year we gathered with several MAF families on Friday evening for a traditional feast, replacing turkey with chicken. For […]
My five-year-old son slides the beads on his abacus, and says, “sepuluh.” Then ten more beads, “dua puluh.” He continues counting by tens in Indonesian up to one hundred, the words gliding out of his mouth with just the right aspiration and tonality.
We’re practicing his math at home. I don’t think he even notices what […]
This is the verse that has resounded to my husband and me several times. I vividly remember nights lying in bed and discussing if this was something God was calling us to do. He just never made clear what or when so we waited…
After 18 years of marriage and many amazing ministry opportunities, God finally […]
When you pass through the waters, I will be with you;
and when you pass through the rivers,
they will not sweep over you.
When you walk through the fire, you will not be burned;
the flames will not set you ablaze.” – Isaiah 43:2
Today, I am learning how to use a pressure cooker. I am […]
I don’t like letting go. I would much rather hang on to things or people for as long as possible. But sometimes God requires us to let go. Like with our kids. We are facing one of those big letting-go moments at the end of this school year when our oldest son C.J. will graduate […]
It’s so nice to finally meet you. What’s your name, painted in blue on your side? PK-MEE? I’ve been an admirer of yours for the past three years. It’s been quite a long road—or…flight?—for you. Hurdles…setbacks…struggles…. Maybe you’ve wondered if you’d ever make it here to Palangkaraya, Indonesia. Maybe you’d nearly given up hope.