Wednesday, March 5, 2008

Trip to British Colombia

Randy and David (our second son) were able to spend two days fishing with Ed Trainer, of International Fishing Ministries in the Vedder River in British Colombia. This was a great opportunity for Father/son outing, and to be in God's creation. Only hatchery origin fish may be kept, all natives/wild must be released to build the natural runs. Alliance Pastor Irv Bergeman joined us, shown here with a steelhead from the Vedder river. He lives by the river and gets to fish daily.

If you want a wonderful spiritual fishing retreat, contact International Fishing Ministries. Their link is at the top right of our Blog. They give special care to pastors and missionaries. A time with them is refreshing and uplifting.

Above, a view up the Vedder river, a native steelhead that Randy caught and released David and Randy with David's 12 lb 2 oz steelhead that was a legal keeper.


In the last few days, serious conflicts have developed between Colombia and Ecuador and Venezuela. You can find daily updates in a google search so I am not going to try to do that here.

Colombia invaded Ecuador targeting one of the top guerilla leaders, killing him and some of his people. Ecuador protests the invasion and has sent over 3000 troops to the border. Venezuelan president Hugo Chavez has said that he will protect his country also, and is ready for war. He has sent troops to his border as well.

Pray for a calming of this crisis and keep yourselves informed by searching Google.

Thanks for your prayers

Ministering in the Pacific Northwest

Joy and I have been traveling to Oregon regularly as well as ministering in the Seattle area in the last few weeks. We spent a wonderful weekend with the Portland (OR) Chinese Alliance church and Pastor Jim Sellers.

Pray for our frequent travels (and that the gas prices do not keep climbing so much).

Here is our schedule for the next 30 days.
March 7-9 Dallas, Oregon C&MA church
March 13-15 Hillsboro, Oregon C&MA church
March 19-31 - Travel to Indiana to visit Randy's mother and family

Pray for our travels.