It was on January 9, 1989 that I first arrived in the Philippines. This marked the beginning of 10 years of service as a missionary in the Philippines. I would still be serving there if it was not for meeting Gertrude and getting married in 2001. Today we are happily serving together in PNG. The picture on the right is from a Christmas card that I sent from the Philippines back in 1992 or 1993.
It was 1974 that I sensed that the Lord was calling me to missions. At the time I did not know what I would be doing or where I would go, but the call was clear to me. Now nearly 40 years later and involved in missions for some 25 years, I am still awed by the call. It has been a remarkable journey in the places I have gone, the people that I have met, the work I have done, and the many people I have been able to serve in different ways. I am so grateful for the open the doors that the has lead me through. In this walk of faith I am continuing to learn what it means to trust the Lord. I give all praise to God for His goodness.