Above The Clouds of Alaska

Above The Clouds of Alaska; Looking Toward Thailand
Part I

By Billy Bohannon

Awe, Alaska and Thailand, go together like pumpkins and fish sauce or like wintery snow and humid tropics. What an unlikely pair, right? My friends and missionaries Zack and Sarah Loving, originally from Southeast Texas, have found room in their hearts and their ministry for both, wow!

Awe, Alaska and Thailand, go together like pumpkins and fish sauce or like wintery snow and humid tropics. What an unlikely pair, right? My friends and missionaries Zack and Sarah Loving, originally from Southeast Texas, have found room in their hearts and their ministry for both, wow! Continue reading “Above The Clouds of Alaska”

Staying The Course

Sometimes, in the middle between starting and finishing, motivation can get challenging. Some are more naturally motivated or inspired than others, but, we all come to the end of our own strength. This can be a healthy reminder that we aren’t self sufficient, and aren’t intended to be.

Recently, I’ve been over busy and wearing a touch thin.

Later this week, I’m heading to Central America with a team to do our annual Young Leadership Event. We ask for your prayers. We want to see the Lord do things only He can do. For me, I think I’m out of tricks.

Also, please pray for us that we recognize what the Lord is doing and join into His efforts instead of prosecuting our own plan. We are prepared, but we want to also be sensitive.

Thanks for partnering with us in the Spirit. Look out for updates on Facebook and other social media, as well as in this blog. And we will have a new crop of Leadership Moment podcasts for you when we return.

Grace and peace to you, from God The Father and our Lord Jesús Christ.

Thailand 2016

Mopeds in queue at traffic light
Mopeds in queue at traffic light

There isn’t a place in the world I wouldn’t want to go, at least once.  I don’t say this in a bragging way, it’s just the way I feel.  Not sure why.  I guess I like the idea of seeing new places and meeting new people.  With this in mind, I was happy to make my first ever trip to Asia a few weeks ago.

The way I tend to do travel, and decide where to go, is probably not that unusual, tho I haven’t discussed it at length with others, and didn’t get the idea from observing some other person.  It’s on the basis of relationships that I decide where to go.  Clearly the Lord can prompt us to go to places where we don’t know anyone.  For the most part, that hasn’t been the way it’s worked with me.

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Kenya Trip Report – Part Two

(The first part of the trip report can be found by clicking this link)

Visiting Our Water Source from 2008

Uluru Spring, which I protected with a team in 2008
Uluru Spring, which I protected with a team in 2008

It occurred to me that it would be a good idea to go back to the spring that I protected with a team in 2008, my first trip to Kenya.  Mishael said it was very doable so we struck out on foot one morning for the site and made it there in 20 minutes or so.  What came with it was a flood of memories.  When we arrived at the spring, with it’s plaque – Uhuru – we came upon a young girl, maybe ten, who was filling two buckets with it’s yield.  It was good to see the spring was in good shape, and that it’s usefulness persisted.  It had been seven and a half years since we did our job there.  Apart from a little faded paint and such, it continued to function as well as ever.  We took her by surprise, as we did most children in Kenya.  I think my skin looks fluorescent to them.  She was, nonetheless, good humored.  After a few pictures and the feeling that someone had just walked over my grave, we surveyed the nearby fields, trees and relatives in the area that Mishael has called home all his life.  To have had the experience of protecting this water source in the first place was a huge blessing, and certainly an eye-opening, life altering event.  To have been able to visit it again reinforced it’s impact afresh.  It was almost like visiting a monument from a different age, at least in my life. Continue reading “Kenya Trip Report – Part Two”