Last week we said good-bye to our friend and brother in Christ Cecil Troutman. His memorial service on Thursday afternoon had to be the most uplifting I have experienced in a very long time. Several hundred attended despite the cold and rainy weather. Gospel quartet numbers, solos, testimonies and congregational singing filled the room and…

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I really grow weary of the reality of God’s promise, “It is appointed unto man once to die” (Hebrews 9:27). This past weekend I was floored by the news of the totally unexpected passing of my friend, Cecil Troutman. What a gentle, jolly and dependable man, who has been with me on numerous ministry endeavors…

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Never mind that it was a cold November day, the grandkids wanted to play by the river’s edge in front of our mountain cabin rental. The oldest, Haven, socialized with her cousins while Jensen, the youngest and all boy, threw every stone I could provide into the water. Our middle grand, Jovie, was quietly retrieving…

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Can there be a greater blessing or anything more fun than grandchildren? We have three and each of them is my favorite. They visited this past weekend. It was too cold to stay outside so the indoor activity was wide open−especially our guy, Jensen. He may have two big sisters but he is all boy!…

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It’s been awhile since I made an entry. I’m not sure if my mind will ever pursue these things without constant reminder! Life has been full lately. Our JAMin. Christmas Singers had our first “gig” at the Arlington Baptist Thanksgiving banquet on Nov. 22. I am so proud of them. If their first time at…

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[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]We completed our Fall 2014 Ghana Evangelism Project yesterday (Fri., Oct. 3) after visiting 11 schools. Our American team them made the uncomfortably rough and DUSTY drive to Accra. Mark, Andy and Craig went directly to the airport while Roy and I wait for our flight later tonight. During our two weeks, the gospel was…

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We are completing our next to last day of school ministry. Tomorrow we’ll leave after the schools for Accra and our journey home. I am ready! Our hosts always tell us we are going where no one else will go. The picture of the precarious trails we travel confirm their truth, and why! Our schools…

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We have just completed our first week of school ministry in Ghana. Memory of past projects grows vague I’m sure, but it seems to me that the roads (actually trails) we are traveling are the most challenging ever. I have been shaken and jostled as never before! One might think that this would be aggravating…

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We arrived in Ghana at mid-day on Saturday, September 20.  After changing currency and visiting the super market, we made the rough and rainy 4-hour drive to our project site.  I shared the gospel at the first school today.  A holiday was declared by the government so the number of students present was small.  It…

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Our book signing at Arlington Church was a good time on Sunday. The traffic was quite steady for over an hour. A little after 5:00 it settled to a lighter flow for the next 45 minutes, then we wrapped it up at 6:00 PM as planned. We sold quite a few copies of “It Gets…

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