During shed-building in Van, many quick meals were shared like this one last week while we were moving the Metrocrest trailers. The shed recipients of Van are so thankful that they have initiated the idea of a cookout for the … Continue reading Shed-Building Ignites Thankful Hearts in Van
It’s exciting to see what a few sheds can mean to a community. As sheds have gone up in a low-income part of Van, it has encouraged the people to work together to improve their own homes. Paint is going on new siding, and there’s even talk of getting together for a cook out “like we used to do.” There is even talk that a playground may be given to the neighborhood as a result of a damaged school having to relocate. How about you? Why not get involved with Sheds of Hope – you can pray, build, give, and … Continue reading Rebuilding Community – We’re not just about sheds!
When I drove into Van, Texas last week with two pre-built Sheds of Hope in tow, I had no idea how timely my arrival would be! One little known victim of the Mothers Day tornado that hit Van Texas this year is the City of Van animal shelter. The storage units for dog food and other supplies were destroyed. When I showed up with a shed for them last week, the lady behind the counter came out and gave me a hug. “If you only knew the week that I have had!” she said. The time for the temporary storage … Continue reading Sheds of Hope Loves Dogs!
Download and Print John’s February Mission Trip My first trip was a tremendous encouragement and blessing in three ways: 1. MNA – My first trip showed me the great respect and love PCA churches and members have for MNA. I received … Continue reading John’s First Missionary Journey
Text to ponder this week Hebrews 11:35b-38 Some were tortured, refusing to accept release, so that they might rise again to a better life. Others suffered mocking and flogging, and even chains and imprisonment. They were stoned, they were sawn in two, they were killed with the sword. They went about in skins of sheep and goats, destitute, afflicted, mistreated— of whom the world was not worthy— wandering about in deserts and mountains, and in dens and caves of the earth. Thoughts to ponder this week 1. Humanity is in rebellion against God and in that state, judges faithful followers … Continue reading Suffering Heroes Show Us That Faithful Living May Not Be Rewarded in This Life
I have been pastoring in the Presbyterian Church in America since 1989. Missions has always been close to my heart, and it has been my joy to lead numerous mission trips overseas and in the USA. Over the last year, … Continue reading “I Thought I Was Just Designing a Shed, but the Vision Kept Growing!”
After months of planning and thinking about the design, we finally purchased the wood for the new Pulpit, Communion Table, Baptismal Font and Advent Candle Stand for First Church. Shedua wood was chosen for its beautiful natural color and striking designs … Continue reading New Furniture Ushers in a New Year!