A Schoolyard of Heroes

I experienced a beautiful blessing this past week, and it had nothing to do with gorging myself on turkey and potatoes or decorating for Christmas. It happened at school when I witnessed students, parents, and teachers coming together as a community to serve a special group of people who are generally marginalized in Taiwan.

I’m talking about people with special needs or disabilities. Continue reading “A Schoolyard of Heroes”

Taught & Taught Through

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It is now summer, and I have successfully completed one year of teaching ELL (English Language Learners) in Taiwan at Morrison Academy Kaohsiung.  Recently, many of my blog posts and email updates have been about His Hands Taiwan, an on-the-side ministry in which I’ve been involved.  However, I also want everyone to know more about my primary ministry of teaching missionary kids, other international children, and local Taiwanese students with foreign passports.  Continue reading “Taught & Taught Through”

When It Rains

“Why are you downcast, oh my soul?  Why so disturbed within me?

Put your hope in God, for I will yet praise him, my savior and my God.”

~Psalm 42

Dear Friends and Family,

Since water problems (I lost hot water again about a week ago) seem to be my issue this year, I think it’s only fitting to quote the idiom “when it rains, it pours” right about now.  The MAK community is being hit on all sides, so I’m writing a short update to ask you to pray for some particular things.  I’m not sure why the Lord is allowing all of this heartache and weariness, but I know that like the psalmist, we need to continue to put our hope in God.  Would you join me in remembering the following points of prayer?

In His Grip,


The Details

Dear Family and Friends,

As most of you know, I have spent the last three years teaching high school English at Lexington Christian Academy in Kentucky.  Though my time here has been fruitful, I have always considered this as just one step on the path God has for my life.  After many months of searching for opportunities, waiting for open doors, and seeking the Lord for direction, I believe that God is clearly guiding me to pursue his call to missions overseas.

I will be taking a position teaching K-9 ELL (English Language Learners) at the Morrison Academy campus in Kaohsiung, Taiwan.  My position as an ELL teacher will be to work with students who require extra help to be grade-level proficient in English.  Continue reading “The Details”