Bridges out of Poverty: Pre-Presbytery Event

Bridges out of Poverty: Pre-Presbytery Event

November 16 12pm-2pm Why don’t economic safety nets pull people out of poverty? How often have middle class people asked, “Why don’t poor people . . . plan for the future . . . work harder . . . take advantage of services . . . pull themselves up by the bootstraps?... Read more
One Slice of Guatemala: Update #2

One Slice of Guatemala: Update #2

Working in the Dental Clinic Two dentists, an oral surgeon and two hygienists are supported by an educational materials salesman, a retired organist, a diet tech, college students and professors in the back room of the local Pentecostal church. Two light bulbs hang... Read more
Standing on the Rock in Aleppo, Syria

Standing on the Rock in Aleppo, Syria

I first met Eleanor, Matthew, and Lutha in 2010 when I was visiting the church their father pastored. Having PK’s (pastor’s kids) of my own, I was delighted that they too had that sense of ownership of the church building that only PK’s can have. They showed me around... Read more
No Barriers

No Barriers

There came a point in the working out of the partnership agreement between leaders of the Mam presbytery and the Albany presbytery that I lost it. Group editing is never easy. Doing it through three languages, Mam, English, and Spanish was just more than my poor brain... Read more