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What hath God wrought? These are posts describing what God has done and is doing in our family in the way of ministry to others.

Better is the Ending . . .

It doesn't seem like long ago that James and I sat down to draft the book . . .

It happens that on his way through a chapter of Ecclesiastes, James is engrafting the famous verse: “Better is the end of a thing than the beginning thereof …” (Ecclesiastes 7:8a). Here in Korea, the past two months have been very profitable and all of us on the team appreciate your prayers very much. A […]

It was a Fabulous Family Get-together

Almost there!

I was going to title this “North Carolina FEW Conference” but decided “Family Get-together” was a good description of the exhilarating weekend we were blessed to be a part of last month. Families, overflowing with a desire to live for the Lord and seek Him, came together to encourage each other toward this goal! It […]

Miracles Not a Few!

Petitioning our Commander in Chief.

A bemused expression flickered across the faces of the first family to arrive as they pulled into the empty parking lot. It was July 8, the long-awaited day. For the first time in history, West Virginia would be home to a Family Encouragement Weekend! Six o’clock was starting time; 4:30 was dinner time; and the […]

Mission Accomplished

Waller Family and team_0431

My time in Korea was absolutely fantastic! Thank you all for your support and prayers. From working on calendars and Basic Seminar materials in the office to promoting character and encouraging (and being encouraged by!) homeschool families abroad, the six and a half weeks rushed by much too quickly. It was an incredible experience to […]

An Extended Adventure


As we sat around the table at the Osan Air Base Chili’s restaurant enjoying some American food, Andy and Renae commented to Adam and I that they wished it had worked out that the two of us could have planned to come to their house for the Easter weekend. Instantly, I knew it would be […]

God Opens the Door to Osan

Waiting for the train_JAS_0609

“While I’m here in Korea, I’d like to visit Osan Air Base where Dad was stationed in the 70s” I told Adam one evening soon after my arrival. Though executing smaller excursions can make long-distance travel less daunting, there was one factor that time couldn’t rectify: getting on post. As a civilian, it is impossible […]

Full First Day

Asiana Airlines is comfortable and excellence-focused

Jet-lag is a strange experience. And this is one of the factors that made my first full day in South Korea so extraordinary. After a full day of work in Chicago on Wednesday, I was not able to get a nap in before taking off at 1:00AM on Thursday morning. A few hours of light […]

North Carolina FEW Conference

A full parking lot

Huzzah! Huzzah! Huzzah! The first Family Encouragement Weekend of the year was a smashing success. However, the enemy’s opposition was evident. We did have a “few” interruptions, unexpected medical complications, and other spiritual warfare, but “greater is He that is in us than he that is in the world.” Once again good overcame evil! Each […]

One Special Evening

Valentine Banquet 2011

Last Friday the single staff here at Headquarters hosted an elaborate and truly spectacular Valentine Banquet to honor the training center directors and other special guests. I was asked to help organize the servers for the banquet, and this position allowed me to see firsthand the exhaustive attention to detail, flawless teamwork, and Christ-like character […]