In Memory of Brandon

No matter how deep our faith nor how certain our confidence in heaven, the loss of a dearly loved individual is always a painful and sad time. This is even more so when the death is sudden or when the...

The Camp Pool

When we started the camp project, one of the big projects on our list of important items was a new swimming pool. Here in the tropics dry season temperatures run in the high 90’s or even into the tr...

OCC Work Crew

In 2016 we were planning a work crew from the Orrville church to come to Colombia.  Those plans had to be canceled when my wife Jeanie, the love of my life, was diagnosed with terminal bone cancer an...

Puerto Lopez Update

As people moved around the llanos, or prairie region of Colombia, we have attempted to use those contacts to establish new churches.  Nearly ten years ago now we began to have Bible studies with a fa...

Online Class with Dr Dale?

In January, with Christmas time over and having finished up my online class at KCU, I took on my next project: build another online class for Spring semester! I had been asked to do my World Evangelis...

The Benevolent Ministry

A couple from the church here has a son who enlisted in the Colombian army. He did so well he was selected for officer training and will be graduating and promoted to Sargent. But the couple are of v...

Family Traditions

Every family has traditions that form a bond with past generations and give a certain identity and flavor that makes each family unique. In my family we have a mix of West Virginia hillbilly and Penn...

Jeanie’s Battle with Cancer

Five years ago my wife found a lump in her breast and began a series of tests. It was determined to be invasive lobular carcinoma; breast cancer. She was hurried through surgery, then had two rounds...

Meeting Pavilion

When we first began the camp expansion project, we had a desperate need for additional housing. In the front part there were 24 bunk beds in very cramped quarters. It was OK for children and teens,...

In Memory of Winston Zastrow

It was 1989 and I picked a phone number out of the directory of the ministry for a preacher in the Chicago area and simply called him up. "Can I sleep on a pew in your church building." I asked. "Who ...