Update from Africa, Day 10
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Update from Africa, Day 10

Greetings from Kamketo, Kenya. This is Pastor Mike. Even though it’s the winter months here, it has been over 90 degrees everyday. It took us an extra 3 days to get out here to Kemketo from Kitale, but everything is going fine. The ladies, Olivia, September, and my wife Jeanette, are learning the PoKot language...

“I’m nothing if not flexible”
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“I’m nothing if not flexible”

The above quote is something my father in law often will tell those of us in my family when we need to be reminded how to handle things when they are not going as expected. At the end of June a group from Harvest headed down south to Tecate, Mexico to work on building a...

Update from Africa, Day 4
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Update from Africa, Day 4

Our team left Monday for Africa! Flights through Seattle, Dubai, and Nairobi. The 7 hour drive to Kitale was terrible last night. Torrential rain and potholes. It seemed like 10,000 guys on motorcycles, sheep, donkeys, oh, and one zebra, were all on the “freeway.” They carry everything here by motorcycle. My two favorites that I...

7 Weeks in Uganda
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7 Weeks in Uganda

Hello Church Family, Rebecca and I just returned from about 7 weeks in Uganda where our oldest daughter Rachel, her husband Daniel and a pending adoptive grandchild are living and working as missionaries. Daniel is a veterinarian, a graduate of Oregon State, and he sets up small business enterprises where Ugandans in isolated communities can...

Beautiful Feet
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Beautiful Feet

I’ve never been a girly-girl.  I was raised by a single dad who had himself been  raised as the only son sharing a house with five older sisters.  I am sure by the time he was grown, he had had enough of all things feminine.  As a consequence, there was not a lot of fru...

Finders Keepers, Losers Weepers: Why Missions Matters
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Finders Keepers, Losers Weepers: Why Missions Matters

  I have a confession to make:  I’m a loser.  Not the kind of loser who through poor choices or bad luck never seems to make a success of things.  No, I’m the kind of loser who, well…loses things.  Lots of things.  Repeatedly.  Over and over. Jackets, keys, books, important papers.  You name it; I’ve...

Day 28 The Adventure Begins
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Day 28 The Adventure Begins

Just finished a missions meeting here at Church. We have some wonderful missionaries doing some incredible things. Cuba, Chile, Sudan, Pakistan, Central America, and Mexico. We are looking at the possibility adding the Po Kot people group in Kenya. Maybe in a year or two you might be able to join us on a two...

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Day 4 The Adventure Begins

A recent Gallup Poll shows Oregon tied with 4 other states as the worst in the nation for church attendance. They polled about 2,400 people and found that only 24% said that they attend a church. Of course, that could mean Christmas and Easter. 17% said they attend regularly. I believe that many of those...