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A Weekend With PURC

On Saturday Mike hand lunch with Phil Grotenhuis, the Pastor of Phoenix United Reformed Church (PURC). The two talked about our ministry in Honduras and PURC’s ministry in Phoenix. It was good to sit and fellowship with Pastor Grotenhuis. Phil expressed great concern and compassion for the emotional and spiritual health of our family. His […]

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Mike addressing the congregation at Cov Com

First Sunday On Furlough In Arizona

On Sunday our family attended Covenant Community Church in Scottsdale, Arizona. The three of us started the day by attending three different Sunday school classes. Erin was afforded a good chunk of time to talk about Honduras in her Sunday school class. During the morning worship service Mike gave a missions presentation to the congregation. […]

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crossing the California/Arizona line

In Arizona For Three Months

On Monday we made the 767 mile, 13 hour drive from Sacramento, CA to Scottsdale, AZ. Scottsdale will be our new home for the final three months of our furlough. Many of our supporting churches and individuals are in Arizona. The next three months will be sharing with them how God has been working in […]

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Last Day In California And Mike Preached

Sunday we attended Soaring Oaks Presbyterian Church. It was our final full day in California before we drive off to Arizona. It was a joy to spend our last day with our church family at our home church. There were lots of hugs and tears. At both morning services Mike preached a message from John […]

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Preparing To Move To Arizona

Our six-month furlough is divided between California and Arizona. For the last three months we have been in California visiting churches, supporters and friends. On Monday we hop in the truck and drive away from California bound for Arizona. When we leave Sacramento on Monday we will again say goodbye to a community that was […]

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Mike, Erin and Madison at Valley Springs

Two Churches, Three Services And Cheese

On Sunday morning we attended the two morning services at Valley Springs Presbyterian Church in Roseville, CA. At both services we were afforded opportunity to stand up front and share what God is doing in Honduras. The church also surprised us with a wonderful gift of 40 handmade lap quilts to take back to the […]

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Mike and Erin being interviewed on the radio

On The Radio

On Thursday Mike and Erin went to the KFIA radio studio and recorded two 30-minute interview shows for the Abounding Grace radio program. In both shows we were interviewed at length about Honduras and our ministry there. KFIA (710 AM) is the number one Christian talk radio station in the region and can be heard […]

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