“What is done with insane people in America?” asked my foreign host on one of my most recent mission trips to Africa. The question caught me off guard. I’ve been asked many odd questions during my seventeen mission trips to Third World countries. Looking back, however, this one takes the cake for oddity. I explained … Continue reading Failure
“The Muslims inmates are threatening to riot. They want to kill the Americans,” said one of our native hosts. “Really, why?” I asked, half-joking and very nonchalantly. “The guards have things under control for now and want us to speed things up. . .” The host emphasized the seriousness of the situation with his … Continue reading Prison Riot
5/10/12 Congo Journal We got up and had breakfast at our hotel, good old fashioned French breakfast. We are preparing to leave and got hit with a higher than expected hotel bill but we lived with it. I am mentally preparing for our border crossing. Border crossings can be quite fickle. You are at the … Continue reading This can’t be happening again!!!!!
One thing I have learned while traveling to the other side of the world on short-term mission trips is to always be prepared to see the mighty hand of God move when you least expect it. On our last trip to India in 2010 God used the two most unlikely candidates of our team to experience … Continue reading Modern Day Exorcism
I’m So Stinkin' Mad by Greg Von Tobel “I am so stinking mad, I can’t see straight.” Cautiously I climbed down the steps of a local jail, not wanting my preoccupation with a tragedy I had just heard cause me to trip. After 24 years of prison ministry I’ve reached a certain level of immunity … Continue reading I’m So Stinkin’ Mad
“I either live or die this day in a Congo prison” By Greg Von Tobel “Mrs. Von Tobel, I’m afraid that your son has just had a very severe and life threatening allergic reaction to either the mango tree or the fruit he touched. You must never let your son eat mangos or climb another … Continue reading I either live or die this day in a Congo prison.