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

Day 15 – “…it is time to fast and pray”

“People all over America and the far reaches of the world are beginning to see that fasting is not just for a select few—but that God is a rewarder of all who diligently seek Him. Fasting and prayer bring you closer to God. While that may be a brief answer, it is by no means simplistic. Fasting is a short season that releases long-term rewards.”
September 26, 2019

Day 5 – Why add fasting?

For those of you who might have known Luke slightly better, I’m Ashley. I have 3 daughters - twin 3.5-year-olds and a nearly two-year-old. I’m also 32 weeks with my youngest. Yes, they are all girls! Their names are Nicole Faith, Isabella Grace, Brooklyn Hope, and Amari Michaela Mercy.
July 9, 2019

The Ultimate Essence of Smallness

The very reality of this title might indicate that there is something wrong with smallness, but my purpose is not to debate the value of big versus small or vice versa.  Bigger is not always better.  Depending on the context, either could have greater value.  Yet, when it comes to the essence of our faith, […]
June 29, 2019

Sea of Faces

Last night our Guatemala team visited a small remote village located literally on the edge of a mountain.  Arriving to greet these people was no easy task.  The final ten miles required over an hour of driving on a road that receives little attention.  No road I’ve driven in the states compared to this road.  […]
June 15, 2019

I Lift My Eyes Up…

I lift my eyes up to the hills, where does my help come from?  My help comes for the Lord, the maker of heaven and earth.  These familiar words from Psalm 121 leap to the forefront of my mind as I lay eyes upon the vivid landscape of Guatemala.  We don’t know the full context […]
June 8, 2019

A Hurting and Lonely Generation

Personal testimonies are a central component, resulting in a Spirit-breathed worship context, that Paradise Bound Ministries builds into their village ministry.  By contrast, in the states, this is not something we place a high emphasis upon, and in fact, many Western believers are not even confident they have a testimony.  Yet, every believer in Christ […]
June 1, 2019

Through the Eyes of a Child

Whether a first or return trip to Guatemala, one of your immediate observations will be the deep brown eyes of the children.  These are eyes unlike any you’ll see anywhere because they are eyes that immediately captivate and draw you in. Earlier today a six or seven-year-old girl made her way over to where I […]
August 29, 2018

5 Reasons Why: Guatemala 2018

“Make me hear joy and gladness; that the bones which thou hast broken may rejoice.” Psalm 51:8 By Ariel Bosman We know that God works in mysterious ways, but I don’t think I totally understood that until I got a phone call on January eighth from Maureen at Paradise Bound Ministries. The week before I […]
July 18, 2018

Newsletter Spring – Prayer is the greater work!