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Franklin Graham, son of Billy Graham, at Amsterdam ’83 said, “If you only see the physical need, you will become a humanitarian. If you only see his mental need, you will become an educator. If you only see his political oppression, you will become a revolutionary or a politician. And if you only see his spiritual need, […] Read More...

My grandparents homesteading in North Dakota   There’s nothing like a trip with your 90½ year old mom, visiting your relatives, talking over the good old days, and rediscovering tombstones of both grandparents’ & great grandparents’ graves to get you thinking about eternity!  In July, I had this opportunity and it ended up to be […] Read More...

Bicycles. Most of us remember having one as a child.  We learned to ride and having our own bike seemed like a rite of passage from being a toddler to a child. In Bangladesh, it’s a status symbol if you own a bicycle. Most people walk, take rickshaws, or ride buses.  Most don’t know how […] Read More...

​It is so easy to forget WHOSE we are.  I often told my kids as teenagers, as they were headed out the door, “Remember who you belong to.”  I didn’t mean me nor their dad…nor the ministry.  They ultimately will stand before God.  We all get that.  It’s the “in between” times when we can […] Read More...

Our task was fairly simple: see if both children qualified to come to the Home of Hope for probably the next 12-14 years of their young lives. The questions are fairly simple. Are they from some of the poorest backgrounds in one of the poorest countries in the world? Do they have a living parent? […] Read More...

  If there’s any one time we find ourselves endeared to tradition, I think it must be Christmas. It’s already Christmas eve here in Bangladesh. Today as I was making klubbe, a Norwegian dish that traditionally our family has eaten every Christmas eve since I was old enough to have a memory! It’s a dish […] Read More...

  One of our Home of Hope girls is pictured in both photos above; the second photo was taken a few days after the first one.  What a difference a few days can make! We go to Dhaka twice a month for grocery shopping.  We try and do any errands we need done in part of one […] Read More...