156 Weeks (or 3 years)

One of our first pics in 2013, after moving to the DRCApparently, 156 is the magic number. That is the number of weeks that have passed since we have begun to call this place home.  (For the less dramatic, you could call it three years but it just doesn't sound as long.)  This occurred to me while driving through town this week.  We were weaving our way through a sea of cars when two cops on a motorcycle pulled up next to us.  Trying their luck, they pulled on the door handle … [Read more...]

Cilla's Shower

Cilla Radcliffe is engaged to Wyatt Mills.  While all her family was here for Christmas, we had a bridal shower for her.  We all had lots of laughs and a nice afternoon of remembering Cilla and praying for them as they prepare for marriage.  We also found we have some fashion designers among us as we worked to create some amazing wedding dresses. Source: Cilla's Shower from Erin Meier - Asia Pacific … [Read more...]

Rejoice in the Lord

Phil 4:4 "Rejoice in the Lord always, I will say it again Rejoice." Paul is in chains, in prison, far from any family, but he continues to write to churches throughout Asia sharing the gospel, and he instructs them to Rejoice, always. The more I think of rejoicing always - the more challenging I find it.   I see death and dying each day, and it isn't always easy to rejoice in those situations, but sometimes patients themselves remind us to rejoice. He is dying of cancer, he is just a kid, … [Read more...]

Missionary Christmas Dinner

We had our annual Missionary Christmas Dinner this weekend, with The Wisemen still seek Him being the theme.  We had a very nice ham dinner, great fellowship with our Missionary Family, singing of Christmas Carols and of course Santa.  There is a Radcliffe Reunion happening at Kudjip this Christmas, so far 5 of the 6 Radcliffe kids are back with their families, including the newest and cutest Betsy Radcliffe.  Christmas is definitely a special time here at Kudjip. Source: … [Read more...]

A short gift of time

He was 18.  He was a strong, muscular young man, who had his whole life in front of him.  He developed a fever, and a few days later his eyes turned yellow and they brought him to the hospital. I saw him the day after he was admitted, his skin was very warm with a fever, his eyes were bright yellow and he was so sick that he was not able to talk, eat or drink.  I looked at his labs and found that his liver and kidney were not working as they should.  I knew his prognosis was … [Read more...]

An Early Gift This Christmas…We Are Praising God For It!

We have received the most tremendous early Christmas gift this year.  Connie’s brother, Curt, who has been on a journey of battling cancer, a truly battle-for-life, sent the following message this morning… I had my three month scan this week and for the first time ever, I’m officially in remission… I am so grateful for your prayers and support and encouragement through this journey and I do not want to minimize our joy or appreciation. But I have friends who are not so fortunate as I am. One in … [Read more...]

God is Answering Your Prayers on Behalf of Roldan!

It is Sunday morning here in Manila, and we are praising God for the answered prayers on behalf of Roldan.  If you’re just joining in on this journey, follow this link for the original posting. Jam David, his caretaker, advocate, personal nurse, and so much more, has updated us with several highlights. A type of Incentive Spirometer 24 hours in a Regular Room: During his attending doctor’s rounds, the doctor made Roldan sit up and try breathing without supplemental oxygen. He also … [Read more...]

Challenges to running a hospital

Running a hospital in Papua New Guinea has many challenges.  At times, we face a lack of supplies, of medicine, of equipment, of power, of staff, of trained or specialized workers, of training, of money, of beds for patients, of doctors, of surgeons, of oxygen, of chaplains, of support from the government and more. We have found ways to supplement the supplies we get from the Government through Nazarene Hospital Foundation, Project Save and donations from the church and individuals.  … [Read more...]

Christafari – 2015 Tour recap

We are finally back home in Indiana and things are starting to slow down.  Since we've been home, we've been on the move quite a bit and haven't had time to really rest.  So, hopefully over the next 3 or 4 weeks I can finish up our updates from our 2015 teams.  I still have 2 or 3 videos to make, but hopefully that doesn't take too long...  This update is going to cover our time with Christafari.  Christafari is a christian reggae band that travels around the world using … [Read more...]

Your Prayers Are Needed…

Over the last several months, we have been so very blessed to be part of planting a church in the downtown Makati area of the greater Manila. We would like to introduce you to one of our newest attenders – Roldan Imbo. Roldan has been an orphan for many years, living at the Village of Hope.  In June of 2015, he began studying under scholarship at the Philippine Missionary Institute, pursuing a Bachelor of Theology / music. The Gencon Makati Church praying for Roldan this past Sunday … [Read more...]