Canada Crossing (filming MMSC)

Self-isolating in a customized van, Craig and Lib head out across Canada’s glaciated mountains, sprawling plains and rocky shields of lake-pocked landscape to film lessons for an online Media Mission Short Course (MMSC) to equip up-and-coming video journalists. This short video will get you up to speed on our work to film lesson modules for […]

Culture Shock

Culture Shock: Twelve students of the YWAM Ships Kona Discipleship Training School take 3-months to visit remote tribal villages and urban communities in Papua New Guinea. The results are transformational for those they met and very likely even more transformational for the students themselves. The following video summarizes stories that the students shared during “Debrief […]

Two-Step Jesus and the talking Parrotfish

All work and no play makes Jack a dull missionary, so that weekend, Lib and I leave YWAM Ships’ base and drive to Two-Step; a famous snorkel and dive spot, just 40-minutes south of Kailua-Kona along Route 11 on the Big Island of Hawaii.  Two-Step is called that because of a narrow set of naturally […]

Death By Dongle

Death by dongle

We’re in mid-packing for a longterm overseas assignment.  Naturally, we want to travel light and this is a perfect time to rid myself of all obsolete and redundant gear, so I plug my nose and dive into my computer bag. No wonder I’ve been plagued with chronic neck/shoulder issues. Inside my kit there is a […]

The Elven Forest Epiphany

“Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, Nothing is going to get better. It’s not,” Dr. Seuss, The Lorax the Elven Forest Epiphany This call to Christian mission work began 20-years ago after I’d been fired from my dream job as a Forest Resource Engineer using science to do good through crop management. […]

Where others have walked

Have you ever found yourself in a place and felt as though you were not alone? I don’t mean like there’s someone stalking you or that the place is haunted; not that.  More like you are standing on ground where important people have walked before and even though centuries have passed, they are somehow still […]

YWAM Ships: our next chapter

BREAKING NEWS:Lib and I have accepted an invitation to join the communications team of YWAM Ships. The Call: To encourage and motivate those wanting to know Jesus and make Him known – with documented victory stories from the frontline of people who are living life by faith. The Mission: To train small teams of Field Reporters […]

Gap Relief: Typhoon Yolanda

East Samar, Philippines – Nov. 8, 2013 – Typhoon Yolanda (Haiyan) hits land in the central islands of the Philippines with wind gusts over 300 km/hr – 6,340 people died in the largest typhoon in recorded history. 100 days later, relief efforts were packing up after only just beginning to make an impact.   It’s […]

Zen and the Art of Grape Harvest

We called only looking for a space heater, all part of a decision to downsize.  The voice on the other end of the line sounded slurred but confident, female but ageless.  She was selling an oil space heater and it seemed like a good deal. My wife, Lib, got the address and together we drove to a crumbling […]

In the wake of Ondoy: Tumana

The headlines are gone; tied up in twine and buried or burned shortly after it happened.  The Press, too, is gone; off chasing the next disaster-du-jour, so we hear nothing more and think things are fine.  But the story of life in the wake of Typhoon Ondoy – a super storm that devastated parts of […]

Papa John’s Center update

Visited Gemma B. over at Papa Johns Center to hear more about her work with abandoned kids in metro-Manila here in the Philippines.  Our family was introduced to PJC during a short term trip that my wife and 5-kids took with Action International back in 2008. Gemma, if you don’t know has responded compassionately to […]

Family first

A bit frantic this past month or so: Lib and I took the 5-kids and dog across Canada to see aging parents – some great contacts made, on both personal and professional fronts. Got older kids settled into university/college for another year. Blew cylinder in the new-to-us Suburban (no thanks to Canadian Tire – more […]