Understanding Worship

I had a great conversation with a group yesterday explaining that worship is the appropriate response to God. Today Elizabeth read Jethro’s response to the Exodus (18:8-12) to Rita. It is a perfect example of what we were talking about and she is so excited to understand.

Partnering: The Reffners

It’s been really great to have an opportunity to pray as a family each night. Getting them to learn how to pray specifically started as our main goal but how they are praying has surpassed what we anticipated. And the fact that they aren’t losing steam is encouraging. I get yelled at by the kids when we miss a night.

Teaching Update #6

Teaching Update #6 Most of the village children haven’t learned the Menyan language yet and even the teenagers can’t follow it completely (that’s how hard the language is.) Additionally there is a handful of ladies who are here because of marriage, but don’t speak or comprehend Menyan. Because of them, I taught a summary lesson this…

Saturday morning I’m going to teach a lesson summarizing what we’ve covered so far for the village children (and anyone else who shows up.) Be praying.


After schooling 4, breakfast and lunch from scratch and being outside for 2+ hours participating in our lessons and discussion, Elizabeth served homemade BBQ with homemade sauce and homemade slaw on homemade buns. Sides: homemade fries from local potatoes and homemade pickles from local cucumbers. Then she washed all the dishes dishwasherlessly. And today was normal.

Teaching Update #3

Teaching Update #3 I had a great conversation with a group of men after the lesson this afternoon. It started with one guy (Ruesen) who had shown up for the first time. As we talked, I decided to read Genesis 1 in it’s entirety to him. As I read, men gathered around so that by…