In our house, we’ve started listening to our Christ-mas music today.  At the moment, “O Come, O Come, Emmanuel” is playing.  Are we getting ahead of ourselves in the holiday schedule?  No, we are focused on holy days rather than commercial rush.  The old word for the Lord’s Supper or Communion is Eucharist which simply means “Thanksgiving.”

And so as “Black Friday” looms around the corner, we are thinking about Good Friday.  And on Thanksgiving Day, we are thinking about Christmas.  Without Jesus, we would have no reason for giving thanks.


Turkana camelsIn October, I (Joshua) spent about two weeks with our teammates in Turkana land.  I taught two courses at Turkana Bible Training Institute (TBTI) in Lodwar and was able to get out in the bush a few times.  I’ve finally been able to post some new albums to our photo album page:  my TBTI classes, the irrigated garden plots with which our teammates are empowering the Turkana believers, and my time worshiping with Turkana believers.

Over on our video page, I’ve embedded a clip our teammates put together about “Farming God’s Way” in the Turkana deserts.