Thursday, September 22, 2005

another See You at the Pole pic

Africa here I come

I leave on Monday for Zimbabwe, AFrica. See previous posts for more details. My wife and I are excited to go serve this struggling country. We plan to offer spiritual and physical hope to these people, and to hopefully return to the States with ideas on how to encourage the Western world to embrace the Zimbabwean people.

The picture is a crew of about 50 students who gathered at the the Boone, Iowa High School to pray for their country, school, and people's needs. It was an encouraging event that was recreated at thousands of schools all across the country on September 21, 2005 for an event called See you at the Pole.

Pray for my wife and I that we can really offer God's blessing to these people. Check out the Operation World website if you want to read up on Zimbabwe (or any other country's) facts.

Monday, September 12, 2005

good local comment on Katrina

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cyclones win

The Cyclone football team jumps into the top 25 with a defeat of the (then ranked) number 8 Iowa Hawkeyes.

oh how sweet it is!

my grandma

I spent part of my weekend helping pack up my grandma's apartment and moving her stuff to a storage facilitiy. She's been in a nursing home for 3 months and it doesn't seem like her health will ever allow her to live on her own again. It was a sad weekend, but also exciting. My grandma gets closer to heaven each day. She has a strong faith in Jesus and knows her deep need for God's grace. She misses her husband who also had expressed faith in Jesus Christ. So sometime they may be in eternal bliss together.