January 10, 2020

Team Kerkstra – Follow Our Journey

This is the team that will be in Guatemala from January 12-19. Please be praying for each of these team members: Bill DeBoer Mike McKendrick Earl Scholl Corinne Vander Well Carrie Beyer Emily Scheidel Mark Karelse Colin Boughner Amy Bastian Curtis Potter Kristin DeKock Carroll Burgess Isaac Wilde Kurt DeKock Mohamad Farran Todd Bos Norma […]
January 4, 2020
Day 4- Abide

Devotional #4 – The Painful, Yet Necessary Effects of Pruning

John 15:1-2:  “I am the true vine, and my Father is the vinedresser. Every branch in me that does not bear fruit he takes away, and every branch that does bear fruit he prunes, that it may bear more fruit.” It is evident in this verse that both the Son and the Father share an […]
January 3, 2020
Day 3 - Abide

Devotional #3 – Our Fruit Confirms Us

John 15:8 states that “By this, my Father is glorified, that you bear much fruit and so prove to be my disciples.” According to this verse, what is it that proves we are genuinely “abiding” or have a broken connection with the vine?   What evidence can you point to that confirms “fruit” in your life? […]
January 2, 2020
Day 2 - Abide

Devotional #2 – The Value of His Words

John Piper further notes that “Jesus gets very specific about what is flowing between the vine and the branch. He mentions words — His words — His love, and His joy.  John 15:7 says, “If you abide in me, and my words abide in you, ask whatever you wish, and it will be done for […]
January 1, 2020
Day 1 - Abide

Devotional #1 – What Does It Mean to Abide?

“I am the true vine, and my Father is the vinedresser. Every branch in me that does not bear fruit he takes away, and every branch that does bear fruit he prunes, that it may bear more fruit. Already you are clean because of the word that I have spoken to you. Abide in me, […]
December 23, 2019

Action Bible Monthly Report

Guatemala November 2019 I don´t often post pictures of myself but I wanted to begin this update by sharing a little of what God has been doing in my life as we journey along sharing the Action Bible with hundreds of children.
November 19, 2019

Action Bible Monthly Report

Guatemala December 2019 Our focus this month has been to utilize the Story of Jesus pamplets. These pamplets are a great tool used to teach about our Savior Jesus Christ, especially during this time when we are celebrating the birth of Jesus. We have witnessed great enthusiasm, happiness, and excitement in all of the communities that we are working with.
October 29, 2019

…and finding HIM!

Authentic, effective ministry always, alwaysflows out of union and communion with God. Then, if we’re going to be effective servants of the Lord,if we’re going to have something to give others,we have to cultivate and maintaina growing, vital, intimate love relationship with God.” Dear Friends, and Prayer Warriors,    I’ll be as brief as I can, […]
October 22, 2019

Nemo’s Story

The 2018 and 2019 mission team members that have served in Guatemala have had the privilege of getting to know Nehemias. During the last two years Nemo has worked beside our teams, doing “Whatever it Takes” to keep them safe, healthy, and provide them with the best mission experience possible. His fun-loving demeanor, passion to share the Gospel, and hardworking attitude have made him an invaluable part of the PBM team.
October 22, 2019

Bible Institute Update

PBM’s Bible Institute continued throughout this past Summer, but also ramped up substantially after our Mission Teams. In August, we graduated yet another class. This one with 52 students in the jungles of the Peten! In 2019, 101 students have graduated from our Bible Institute from 3 different campuses, for a total of 295 graduates […]
October 22, 2019

Fall Newsletter 2019 – Continuing to Seek HIM!

What an absolutely beautiful covenant promise that our Lord offers us in the verses above in Jeremiah 29:12-14! Yet, our Lord, in HIS infinite wisdom, places the first move (step of faith) in our hands, actually in our hearts! Who would not want to “find” the Lord HIMself..having HIS full Loving attention? To be gifted […]
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.