Category Archive for "Updates"

Growing Pains, Changes, and New Opportunities

Growing Pains:When my wife and I resigned the pastorate in the summer of 2015 to begin Barnabas1040 we had little more than a dream and a conviction. We were convinced that equipping native speakers to reach their own people for

First Quarter Happenings

Dear Friends, The first quarter of the year is not yet over but we have already seen God do some wonderful things. By His grace we are continuing to expand and grow.   • January We saw the expansion of the Barnabas1040 family into 2

February 2019 Update

Dear Friends, China:The New Year is off to a great start here in the 1040 Region of the world. The world’s largest human migration takes place annually here in China during the Lunar New Year as millions of people return to

Continuing to Expand

Dear Friends, I am writing the last prayer letter of 2018 from the chilly Seattle, Washington area where Gayle and I will be celebrating Christmas with two of our daughters and their families. We are scheduled to depart December 26th

Dealing With Storms

Dear Friends, Church Planting Conference: As you read this letter my wife and I will be traveling from the “Restricted Access Nation” (RAN) where we live to another RAN located in S.E. Asia where we support several national church planters. We

July 2018 Update

Dear Friends, July was a busy and blessed month here in China as well as around Asia for Barnabas1040. Church Planting: By God’s grace we were able to add 2 new church planters in Laos as well as a small

Opportunities Knock

Dear Friends, Summer has arrived in Southern China, but by the grace of God it is not only the weather that is “heating up.”  Gayle and I moved to China 14 months ago and I am amazed at how many

One Year Anniversary

Dear Friends and Partners in Ministry, I am sending you this update on the 1 year anniversary of arriving in China where Gayle and I now make our home. We arrived in China on April 6, 2017.  As I look

Expanding Into Bangladesh

Dear Partners in Ministry, The Year of the Dog: We are in the middle of Chinese New Year as I write these words. It is difficult to explain how important this holiday is in the world’s most populous country. It

2017 Update & Vision for 2018

Dear Friends and Co-workers, I am writing this update in the final days of the year 2017. Gayle and I pray that each of you will have a Heaven-blessed Christmas and a wonderful new year! God truly did some amazing