• The Year In Review

    The Year In Review

    The last 12 months have held many changes for us! We have had two months in Australia visiting churches and family. We returned to Timor-Leste Read More
  • Building Disciples

    Building Disciples

    Be completely humble and gentle, be patient, bearing with one another in love. Make every effort to keep the unity of the Spirit through the Read More
  • Today's Challenge

    Today's Challenge

    A Christian who had just arrived in a free country after suffering years of persecution in his own was appalled at the seeming casual commitment Read More
  • Send Me - Start The Discussion

    Send Me - Start The Discussion

    So you're interested in missions and ready to try a short term trip. Or you've already experienced it firsthand and want to go for a Read More
  • A day in the LIFE

    A day in the LIFE

    In year nine at school, I read ‘One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich’ by Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn, about a day in 1951 of a Read More
  • Porky Pies

    Porky Pies

    Applications for mobile phones, iPads and tablets are all the rage these days. Which developer wouldn’t love his or her app to get 200,000 downloads Read More
  • A Day in the Life Of The McKenzies

    A Day in the Life Of The McKenzies

    7:00am An urgent text message comes in from Mihail, the director of the Betel work in a closed country in Central Asia. “Please pray for Read More
  • God Is Faithful

    God Is Faithful

    My grateful thanks to all who uphold me in prayer, and for those who take the time and trouble to write. Receiving news of individuals Read More
  • French Bible Study

    French Bible Study

    Christians studying the Bible — it seems like a tautology.As born again Christians, we recognise the need to read and study the Bible, benefit from doing Read More
  • Change


    Change: we hate it, we love it, we want it, we do not want it. However we feel about it, change is an inevitable part Read More
  • How Do I Pray?

    How Do I Pray?

    AN EFFECTIVE PRAYER GUIDE "And pray in the  Spirit on all occasions with all kinds of prayers and requests. With this in mind, be alert Read More
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Ray Bradbury’s short story ‘The Great Wide World Over There’ tells the tale of an illiterate woman who leads a lonely existence until her nephew visits one day. She asks him to write to people in the great wide world (including ubiquitous junk mailers) so that she can correspond with them – albeit...
At the end of each year, I set a goal for my Bible reading for the following year. In December 2015, I decided that I would saturate myself with the life of Jesus in 2016. The four gospels have 89 chapters. I made a plan to read three chapters a day, and as a result I would read all four gospels...
Myanmar, once known as Burma, is a nation of 60 million people, bordered by six neighbours in South-East Asia. In area it is a little larger than Victoria. The Venetian adventurer Marco Polo came to Burma in the Thirteenth Century and called it the Golden Land. The name has stuck, reflecting...
The Transform the Nations Guest House is situated not far from the Bagmati River in Jorpati, Kathmandu. The way into the guest house is through skinny little lane ways that are the norm for the road network in Kathmandu. Most of the minor roads are dirt and if the road is sealed in some way, it is...
Books and papers are filled with words. Just as with spoken words, you have to listen to them to understand them. I often tell my students to listen to the words when they read a book and to imagine the author speaking directly to them. This attitude has always helped me, especially when the words...
Decision making is part of our everyday lives. On many mornings my first decision needs to be made the moment I wake up. I have to decide, “Where am I today?” It could be Madrid, Montreal, Manchester, Munich, Miami, Malavalli, Madrigueras, Malawi, Mongolia or Magleri — or any of the many other...