Howler's Update

Random thoughts and ideas as I buzz in and out of various places around the world

Thursday, July 22, 2004

After almost two years, I'm ready to share my journey again. Join me...

Tuesday, July 20, 2004

It's been almost two years since I've been here, it is about time to get back...it has been a long journey.
 
I have searched, I have struggled, been defeated, received grace and now feel that I'm able to take the first new steps.
 
I'm writing from Jakarta where I'll be for the next few weeks. I with friends who are developing a new way to empower young people. I'm learning with them.
 
The day I arrived the reality of being a Christian here hit me as the front page of the Jakarta Post reported the murder of Susianti Tinulele a 29 year old female Presbyterian pastor as she preached her Sunday sermon. She was the second pastor killed in the last four months and the 17th. Christian killed since August in Poso, Sulawesi.

Thursday, November 07, 2002

Wounds

Today I had an interested meeting with two friends who have known me for a long time. I have let these guys down BIG time and they were both very disappointed and angry at me. They both finally let me have it.

They pointed out my past and present mistakes. They observed how my mind is not thinking clearly. They forcefully challenged me to walk the path before me.

This was hard and at times I wanted to just leave them...but I had no choice...I could tell that they loved me and were seeking my welfare.

I opened my mind and took the bitter medicine. It will do me good.

Monday, November 04, 2002

more friends

during the last few weeks, I have received over 40 emails from friends that love me and are seeking to encourage me during this time.

While so many things look bleak and discouraging at the moment. Their words are oil to my soul.

Saturday, November 02, 2002

True friends

Reinhold and Regula Scharnowsky (Switzerland) (visit Reinhold's blog) have been our friends since 1990.

They are aware of our circumstances and on 10/30 flew here to Colorado Springs to spend time with us and encourage us.

They are now offering us the opportunity for us to stay in their home for a while where they will hold our hands and help us as we walk this new path.

We need His help in working it all out.

Thursday, October 31, 2002

Me

friends, it's been over a month since I have come here...it has been a real hard month for me and my family.

I have resigned from my role in Dawn Ministries, the organization that serves the movement that I have promoted for the last 20 years.

I will take a six months sabbatical.

I have left Egypt (the place of refuge) and I'm now in the desert. It will be a tough time but I expect to meet God in a way that I have never known Him before.

I plan to share here my journey towards my land of promise

Thursday, September 19, 2002

Brazil

Check out the new site that our friends who are working the vision here have just put up today www.tribalgeneration.com.br