JL's Journal

July 28, 2015


“If anyone has material possessions and sees a brother or sister in need
but has no pity on them, how can the love of God be in that person?

Dear children, let us not love with words or speech
but with actions and in truth.

I John 3:17-18


Dear Ministry Partners,

   One of the realities we all struggle with is "compassion fatigue." As our world staggers from one political or natural disaster to another, it is so easy to become numb to the suffering plight of others – especially if they are on the other side of the world from where you live.

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July 21, 2015



“What good is it, my brothers,

if a man claims to have faith but has no deeds?...

Suppose a brother or sister is without clothes and daily food. 

If one of you says to him, ‘Go, I wish you well; keep warm and well fed,’

but does nothing about his physical needs, what good is it? 

In the same way, faith by itself, if it is not accompanied by action, is dead.”

(James 2:14-17)

Dear Friends & Partners,

   Homelessness is a tragic problem wherever it exists in the world! All over America and in First World Countries, there are untold thousands of people who are homeless as a result of their own free choices and bad decisions. Alcohol, drugs, laziness, irresponsibility, crime, poor financial decisions and relational estrangement put them in their homeless state as “street people.” Sadly, unwise government welfare programs and entitlements have helped keep them there – now intergenerationally.

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July 14, 2015


“… to Him who is able to do far more abundantly
than all that we ask or think, according to the power at work
within us, to Him be glory in the church …”

(Ephesians 3:20)

   Mt. Everest in Nepal                 Great Sahara Desert in Mali

Dear Ministry Partner,

   Across the years God has literally led us from the snows of the high Himalayan Mountains to the sands of the great Sahara Desert – and many exciting and challenging places in between. In the early days of our ministry, I could never have imagined that the Lord would sovereignly lead us to such different and diverse places – all for the purpose of extending His Kingdom to the unreached … under-reached … and out-of-reach people groups! 

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July 07, 2015


“Now we know that if the earthly house we live in is destroyed,
we have a building from God, an eternal house in heaven,
not built by human hands.”
(II Corinthians 5:1)


Dear Ministry Partners,

   It’s been 2 ½ months since the first of the two devastating earthquakes hit Nepal on April 25 and (May 12th) – followed by scores and scores of aftershocks. Hundreds of thousands of homes were totally destroyed

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July 03, 2015


“The Israelites are to set up their tents by divisions,
each man in his own camp under his own standard.”

(Numbers 1:52)

Dear Friends & Partners,

   This is just a quick email to wish you a “Happy July 4th weekend! If there were ever a time we as Americans need to be reminded of the founding principles of our great Republic, it is now. 

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