Courtney’s Story

A YOUNG MUM is battling to reclaim her life after experiencing horrific burns as the result of a terrifying campfire accident.  

The Main Thing

Have you ever considered how hard it is to remain focused on any one thing for an extended amount of time? A decade ago the average attention span for an adult was 12 minutes. Now, ten years later, we have statistics that say,” the attention span for adults is only 5 minutes”. Staying focused can be difficult.  For many years … Read More

Finding God in Everything.

I love to hunt! I love spending time outdoors, in a stand, in pursuit of the ever-elusive whitetail deer. But it’s more than just hunting to me. I use my time in the stand to reflect on life, to pray (for more than just a monster buck to cross my path), and to listen to what God has to say. … Read More

There are no TYPICAL Days

We love mountain life, but we are always unsure of how to respond when someone asks about a typical day for us. Each day is different out here for us. For example,  this week we have had tons of visitors at our house. We have also went over to visit and minister to several different families.  Almost every day we … Read More

Our Kids Ministry

God has opened up so many doors with the children’s ministry out here. We started a kids club on Saturdays that averaged around 40 kids and of course over 100 whenever we planned a special event. We have totes of toys and puzzles that the kids play with and then we move to a Bible lesson and craft. FUN STUFF. … Read More

Bienvinidos a Baborigame

Roughly 14 hours south of El Paso, TX nestled in the middle of a beautiful chain of mountains is a little town called Baborigame. It is where we have called home for almost 5 years now. The town population is around 4000 but over 10,000 Tepehuan Indians live in the mountains surrounding our town. Our ministry here is challenging, complex, … Read More

Thomas’ in Mexico

Hello! We’re Chris and Rachel Thomas, missionaries in Chihuahua, Mexico. We’ve been in Mexico for almost 8 years. We’re looking forward to sharing more about the ministry God has given us here, but would like to share just a bit about how we got to this point. Both of us are proud southerners, Chris grew up in Mississippi, and Rachel … Read More

6 Vows Great Leaders are willing to Make and Keep!

  If you were to look through the New Testament for the phrase ‘make every effort,’ you’d find it six times.” Leaders are always defined by self-imposed standards. I’m not talking about standards set by other people, but standards they set for themselves. Great leaders always expect more from themselves than they do from their followers. They put forth more … Read More

The Finger of God

Brennan Manning, in his book The Ragggamuffin Gospel: Good News for the Bedraggled, Beat-Up, and Burned Out writes, “We should be astonished at the goodness of God, stunned that He should bother to call us by name, our mouths wide open at His love, bewildered that at this very moment we are standing on holy ground.” Last night . . … Read More

One Strike, One Swing, And One Slide Later

The year is 1992. The Pittsburgh Pirates are one out away from the World Series. Atlanta is batting. The intensity of the moment is extraordinary! The spectators stand at the old ball park and their voices reach a crescendo that seem to rattle through my television. I am literally sitting on the edge of my bed . . . about … Read More