October 21, 2019

Anya’s surgery & Day 30!!!

As you guys know, our story is very… different. A lot of people could say, “well God has forsaken you”, “why would He take your husband from you” “he was so young to die”. Those are a lot of “normal” statements I've heard. Especially because, as humans, we weren’t made to deal with death. We were made to live in perfect harmony with God forever. Death wasn’t supposed to be this jarring thing. It didn’t exist before Adam and Eve sinned. So I get the statements and the questions all the time. Death is difficult for me to wrap my head around. Most days it feels like Luke is gone on a trip that he’s never coming back from. Such an odd thing to process.
October 20, 2019

Day 29 –  Impossible odds…

As you guys know, our story is very… different. A lot of people could say, “well God has forsaken you”, “why would He take your husband from you” “he was so young to die”. Those are a lot of “normal” statements I've heard. Especially because, as humans, we weren’t made to deal with death. We were made to live in perfect harmony with God forever. Death wasn’t supposed to be this jarring thing. It didn’t exist before Adam and Eve sinned. So I get the statements and the questions all the time. Death is difficult for me to wrap my head around. Most days it feels like Luke is gone on a trip that he’s never coming back from. Such an odd thing to process.
October 19, 2019

Day 28 –  “…a spiritual transaction” Huh?

My friends, Day 28 has arrived and only 3 days are left of our journey together in 30 Days of Prayer! The word “transaction” may seem kind of cold to describe the personal relationship we can have with Christ Jesus our Lord…yet it is one we can understand easily, as every one of us transact every single day of our lives…secularly speaking. So Prayer should be, as transactions are, a very normal, ongoing, exciting, interaction between us and “the Lover of our souls”…not someone just seeking something from us...or us seeking something from them, as is a worldly transaction…which have become incredibly common, but unfortunately cold (think online purchases) in our lives today.
October 18, 2019

Day 27 – “…for what is yet to come!”

Today is an exciting day because TOMORROW, Saturday, Oct 19th, we begin our final 3 day fast for this 30 days of prayer. The culmination of prayer leads to the PBM board meeting on Monday night. So we fast and pray for that and for the personal things going on in our lives.
October 17, 2019

Day 26 – “…what prayer cannot do.”

Prayer Warriors…here we are! Day 26, or only 5 days remaining in our 30 Days of Prayer journey! I am compelled to confess to you all; I have thought more about Prayer in these last 26 days than I have for well over a year. Yes, I Pray. I Pray often. PBM was/is built upon Prayer…but to Pray is one thing, to get to know our Lord HIMself through Prayer is yet another!
October 15, 2019

Action Bible Monthly Report

Guatemala October 2019 Greetings from Guatemala! It is so good to share with you how God is providing opportunities for us to reach hundreds of children with the good news of salvation through the Action Bible Program. At this time, we have focused on the San Marcos Area and a few schools in Peten, Totonicapan and Alta Verapaz.
October 14, 2019

Day 23 – “…tasted and seen that the Lord is good.”

In our last email on fasting, I challenged you to fast during Oct 19-21. If for no other reason, then because Jesus fasted. We saw all the miracles that came in His ministry, in part because of that sacrifice and His special connection to God. If He did it as a divine-human, we should even more so since we’re only human. It strengthens our connection with the Holy Spirit within us and our communications with God. It humbles us which allows God to be even more powerful in our lives.
October 11, 2019

Day 20 – “…unto the Lover of my soul!”

Day 20, of our 30 Days of Prayer to be Centered in HIS Holy and Perfect will for this, HIS ministry is upon us. That Prayer is not simply for PBM, for if you are Praying for “The Center of HIS Holy and Perfect will”, that same Prayer will also transform your life as it has mine. There is no better place to be than in the Center of HIS Holy and Perfect will! No better place, now or Everlastingly!
October 9, 2019

A Long-Awaited Homecoming!

Hey PBM Family, We celebrate with Bruce and Jen as after 111 days in Parkland Burn Center in Texas, they have been successfully moved to Florida…back to their home and family!  This is something they have longed for, for a very long time.  Mountains continue to be moved through the thousands that have and are […]
October 6, 2019

The Faith of a Child

In response to a Sunday morning Church service where someone shared about an upcoming mission trip to Guatemala, my then 8-year old son Jacob looked at me and said “I want to go to Guatemala! I can use my Spanish to tell others about Jesus.” Jacob is a Spanish Immersion student and he wanted to […]
October 6, 2019

Defending the Weak and the Fatherless

The focus of every program within Paradise Bound is to bring the Gospel of Jesus Christ to those who do not know him as their personal Lord and Savior. Presenting the ministry to those who are not familiar with PBM is simple. We share the process from the initial impact within a village through medical […]
October 6, 2019

Action Bibles On The Move

In 2019, there are over five million children enrolled in elementary schools within Guatemala. Our Action Bible Field Director, Nelson Morales, has a goal to reach as many of them as possible with the Gospel of Jesus Christ. These beautifully illustrated Action Bibles are an amazing tool to introduce children to the love of their […]