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July 7th, 2016

EVFree Fullerton: Encouragement Inc. Members’ Replies about Prayer

ENC INC COMPILED NOTES FROM TABLE TALK 3 July 2016: If you are someone who has a “war room,” a place where you are quiet/still and spend time with God in prayer, will you tell others about that and how you came to that discipline? Commute to work (sometimes miss an exit!) Before I go […]

June 13th, 2016

Spring 2016: Developing Leaders Who Reproduce

Developing Leaders Who Reproduce “The pastors don’t have any vision, and they are not working together.  You’ve got to come mentor them!” Pastor Lee had been in one of my mentoring groups for the past two years.  I really liked him, and was impressed with his insight and his desire to develop younger pastors.  For one […]

June 2nd, 2016

An Amazing Story of Fruitfulness, from Missionary Pioneers in the 1960s

Two weeks ago, Jim was in Portland and he met a couple there who we had met in 1997. They had trained us in language learning techniques, back before we left for China. The Gradin’s week of training was the most practical and memorable of our entire missionary training that summer. Nineteen years later, they […]

March 29th, 2016

Praying for Jim’s trip to Pastors in V – April 2016

 If you would like details for prayer, send Kimberly a message and she will give you the password.   On this blessed Monday after Easter, Jim is on a plane back to SE ASIA!  On this trip, he’ll meet up with two of our CRM Asia colleagues Roger and Kim to reconnect with Christian pastors & marketplace leaders who […]

March 29th, 2016

Protected: Details of Jim’s meetings in V March 31- April 19. Write K for PW

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March 20th, 2016

Update on our transition. March 2016 Newsletter

“While we love what we do in coming alongside Asian Christian leaders to support their growth and the growth of their ministries, we know that we cannot continue to do it without American partners. Jim is looking for some other mature missionaries he could work closely with in pioneering and growing mentoring ministries for the church […]

November 25th, 2015

A Snapshot of Sowing & Reaping – November 2015 Newsletter

Like Tweet Forward “Since you left, we have started three satellite churches…” I looked around me as the dozen Vietnamese pastors shared how the Lord has been teaching them and leading their ministries in the past year.  We had really grown fond of each other over the years of our bi-monthly retreats. Being back with them […]

October 9th, 2015

Do You Sometimes Feel Like a Googoot?*

Like Tweet Forward Which kind of Legacy Will Be Y/ours? *Googoots = Slang. Literally, in italian, a big squash. Used as slang it means “a useless person.” In other words, all that person is good for is to sit there like a big squash and get bigger. “Jank” is another new slang word meaning the same thing: […]

September 9th, 2015

How We Approach Mentoring

    JIM: Seeking Ministry Colleagues For these past 18 years, we have been learning about the Christian leadership context in Asia and relationally empowering pastors. We began in Singapore and then reached out to several nearby countries. While in a transitional sabbatical year to discern what is next for us in ministry, I am still passionate […]

August 2nd, 2015

The Arts in Missions

Forward Join us in Praying for our Boys’ Beginnings in August: Today Tyler begins his career as an Army Officer. Stationed at Ft. Benning, Geogia. He drove safely from Boulder, Colorado last week, while Jim and I were involved in another family memorial service (My dad’s older sister Joyce). August 19th Cameron moves into the dorms at Liberty […]

July 5th, 2015

What’s New(s) for us in our Search

Forward Investigating Options After our 18 years of serving in China/Singapore, we are in a season of asking where we fit best for our next chapter of God’s kingdom work. Lord, you know the answer, but as we wait on you to find out, we also seek and knock! This month we’re looking forward to […]

May 20th, 2015

UPDATE: Put Off / Put On Daily Prayers for Freedom in Christ

Like Tweet Forward All of us have areas of weakness; our Achilles heel. Sometimes we have lived with the weakness for so long that we give up the struggle of hoping for release and victory over this area. In the Bible’s New Testament letter to the Ephesians, chapter 4, verses 21-24 the Apostle Paul teaches […]

December 29th, 2014

Our Prayer for Your New Year

  Our Heavenly Father, as we approach a new year with all its opportunities and challenges, we confess our reliance on you and our submission to your plans for our lives.  We are weak but you are strong.  By your Spirit, please mature us to become more like Jesus Christ this year, in attitudes and actions, […]

November 28th, 2014


  Home for the Holidays! Returning to the US in mid-November for a year, we celebrated the first Thanksgiving together with extended family since 2007.  We also visited Tyler in San Luis Obispo, had several days with our boys in San Pedro for Christmas, and are now taking Cameron back to school in Tennessee for […]

November 16th, 2014

J’s [short] Report on China Ministry + Our Goodbyes in Singapore & Malaysia

  Forward Jim is just back from 2 weeks in CHINA… …enthused by the growth in pastors and churches over the past two years, and by their initial steps of reproducing some mentoring. One leader has started mentoring Christian school leaders in China (did you know this is a growing movement?). Another is starting a new mentoring network […]