The Crazy Extravagant Love of God!

He came to Simon Peter, who said to him, “Lord, do you wash my feet?” John 13:6 ESV Though foot washing was a common everyday practice in the time when Jesus lived, it was the job of a servant to do that. So without one present the disciples came in and sat down at the…

Prayer Request – Up-Date

Dear readers I am so grateful to those of you who have prayed for our dear friend Pastor Thomas in India. The latest word today is that he is still in their ICU unit recovering from a stroke but is feeling better. For those who are willing to continue to pray please continue to lift…

Remembering a Life

In 1967 while I was busy turning on and tuning out; Athiparampil Thomas, was answering God’s call to Bhutan. Having just finished Bible school at 19 years of age he left Kerala state in South India for the long journey North. Following the plan that God had put in his heart he traveled to the…

What Really Matters?

As one part of remembering the Easter story some congregations hold a foot washing service. If you have never participated in a foot washing it is impossible to explain fully the emotional roller coaster experience of that moment. When I went on a short term missions trip to India several years ago we were surprised…

In the Beloved

To the praise of the glory of His grace, by which He made us accepted in the Beloved             Ephesians 1:6 Suk* sat quietly in the front of the small church with just a worn carpet separating her from the dirt floor. The volunteer dental hygienist was explaining by use of a giant set of…