A Life Well Lived

A Life Well Lived

I first met Sarah at the Prescription for Renewal conference in Asheville, North Carolina.  She had just finished her surgical training program and was so excited about beginning the Samaritan’s Purse/World Medical Mission 2 year post-residency training program.  Her...
Sofia

Sofia

Sofia is a nobody, by the world’s standards. At 75 years of age, with long dangling earlobes from tribal piercing at a young age, now mostly toothless, she looks like hundreds of other old Kipsigis women in southwestern Kenya. But to her large family, she is the...
An Urban Missionary

An Urban Missionary

When we think about the mission field, our first thought is usually a destitute area in the developing world. The United States is not the first place that comes to mind. Because when we think about America, we picture bustling Times Square in New York City or a...
Stepping out of the boat

Stepping out of the boat

For many years I have had a desire and dream to host a global missions conference in Houston.  A conference designed for people interested in missions—local or global, people with hearts and hands that are ready and willing to serve. A conference that would gather...
A bounding pulse and a thankful heart

A bounding pulse and a thankful heart

Yesterday I helped take care of a 15-year old who sustained a terrible fracture of his leg just above the knee. Under anesthesia the bones were pulled back into alignment but his foot became cold and pulseless. An ultrasound exam and Doppler confirmed an injury to the...