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Medellin Report: Day Two of Teaching

We’ve concluded day two of the School of Leadership (50+ attended!) with Jody teaching on A Merged Life with the Father and Julie teaching on A Merged Life with the Son. Then, in the evening, we spent time with several people who were interested in house churches.

Today we will finish the school with Calvin teaching A Merged Life with the Spirit and Dan teaching A Merged Life with the Church. Tonight we get together with some folks to talk about Marriage Rx concepts.

It’s been rewarding and exciting to meet new friends who have received us warmly and to be able to share what the Lord has entrusted to us. We appreciate your prayers!

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Arrived at Medellin

We have arrived in Medellin — the locals pronounce it, “Medejeen.” It is surrounded by green mountains and is a city of winding streets and lots of steep hills. Really a beautiful place. After a marvelous meal with Kathy, a local missionary, we are settled in with our Colombia hosts, Gary and Marylou. After having been mostly sleepless since Sunday morning it was great to have a night’s sleep Monday.

We’ll be meeting with local pastors this afternoon (Tuesday). As expected, there are a few changes in our plans for the trip. Please pray that we’ll be “prepared messengers” as things unfold. Blessings to you!


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Long Night to Miami

Made it to Miami after a sleepless red eye flight from Portland. Waiting for our connection to Medellin.

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At the Airport

We’re almost ready to leave! Keep us in prayer, please!

D and J

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We’re leaving for Colombia! (Please Pray)

badge-1093963_640Hey, dear readers! Jody and I would like to ask for your prayers as we head off to Colombia (Medellin and Bogota) to teach a School of Leadership to some of the local pastors. We will also be conversing with local house church leaders and with people interested in our book, co-written with Calvin and Julie Tadema, called Marriage RX – Prescription for a Radical Marriage. We will be traveling and working with the Tademas on this journey. We leave on the 31st and will return on February 8th. We’ll try to post a travel blog if we can.

Join us in prayer, will you?