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September 7 – 13, 2015

“For the grace of God has been revealed, bringing salvation to all people” — Titus 2:11 (NLT)

Priorities for Prayer

Monday, September 7

Pray that God, in His great kindness, would continue to move in the hearts os people around the world to draw them to Christ Jesus, our Salvation.

Tuesday, September 8

Please pray for MAF Flying for Life […]

Four Things I’ve Learned About Christian Leadership

It was 1994 when Tanya and I joined Mission Aviation Fellowship, and I was not the typical missionary candidate. While most of MAF’s career missionaries join the ministry in their 20s, I was already middle-aged. Nor did I have the benefit of a Christian upbringing and education, as I came to know the Lord much […]

Cultures and Time

Twenty minutes passed and my patience started running thin. The cycle of flipping through old magazines, checking my phone, and sighing loudly was growing as stale as the coffee in the office lobby I was visiting.

How long was this guy going to take? Doesn’t he know I have things to do?

I am always […]

Gasoline and Culture Shock

This is the first of several blog posts regarding the part that culture plays in the missionary experience.

I thought I knew cultures. Born in Scotland, raised in Rhodesia (now called Zimbabwe), lived and worked in South Africa, travelled extensively … I had seen and experienced many ways of life. But I was unprepared for the […]

Water for Living or Living Water?

Dave checking the water tank.

We returned to Mozambique last Tuesday, after our annual family conference in South Africa. With a suitcase full of dirty clothes and that greasy feeling you get from travelling, our first plan upon returning home was starting laundry and taking a shower. That is until we discovered our house’s […]

A Scottish Christmas in Idaho

After moving from Scotland at age 3, I began my world culture immersion in Rhodesia (modern day Zimbabwe). Since then, I’ve lived in South Africa, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Lesotho, Kenya, Canada, Haiti and the United States. However, when Christmastime arrives each year, I revert back to my Scottish roots.

I can attribute this mostly […]