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Seminar in Trujillo, Peru

Ministry and mission work is a team effort -- Jan and I have shared the work of ministry and missions for over 50 years! (We traveled together to preaching appointments during the year before we were married.) Countless people have encouraged us, supported us, loved us, and prayed for us. In addition to the customary "Brother Bob," I am also known as dad and papaw. One of my favorite breakfasts is huevos fritos, frijoles, and tortillas, with a good hot sauce and a cup of rich Colombian coffee! My greatest joy in life is being part of the kingdom; my #1 priority is to advance "kingdom things" and to help develop authentic "kingdom people." I seek to share the good news about Jesus everywhere I go, helping people find Jesus and helping people mature as disciples of Jesus. One of the greatest blessings of my life is to be loved by countless people around the world!


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December 2018

Upcoming Mission and Ministry Schedule

  • September-November: US travels--visits to several states; visits to the churches
  • September-December: teaching and preaching in US churches, men's group, various church Bible classes
  • November 25: Preach and Mission Report; Main and Oklahoma church of Christ, McAlester, OK
  • November 27-December 2: Baxter Institute graduation, Tegucigalpa, Honduras
  • December 8-14: Centro Historico, Guatemala City; Church leaders seminar, Clinica Ezell, Guatemala
  • January 9-16 (2019): Heredia, San Jose, Costa Rica (plus various churches)
  • March 14-18 (2019): Santiago,Dominican Republic (retreat, teaching/preaching)
  • May 15-18 (2019): Seminario Baxter, Tegucigalpa, Honduras; will be expanded to include visits to other locations
  • The 2018 Calendar is available on this site. I hope you can attend an event when I am in your area. Contact me for specific details of events listed or to schedule an event. A few open dates remain on the 2019 calendar.

    Leaving Footprints

    December 1, 2018

    As one gets older, one spends more time thinking about one's life. Perhaps the tendency to review and evaluate one's life is a normal part of aging. I am now officially in my eighth decade! (For those who are not quick at the math, that means I just celebrated my 70th birthday!)

    How does one measure life? "Remember your leaders, those who told you God's Word, look carefully at the results of their conduct and behavior, and imitate their faith" (Heb. 13:7). Leaders are described as those who spoke God's Word and lived it out in faith. Their lives are summarized in two words -- conduct and behavior. Everything we do has results, and the combined results will be the measure of our existence on this planet.

    Questions. What will be my footprint? To what am I dedicated? What is my life about? Who am I? I can think about and evaluate my life, but others will ultimately decide if I have correctly thought about who I am and who I want to be. Here is how I would like to think about my life.

  • I am (or I have tried to be) a teacher, preacher, professor, missionary, exegete, servant, author, evangelist, and spiritual leader.
  • I am (or have tried to be) a good husband, father, and grandfather.
  • I am (or have tried to be) a friend, confidant, mentor, brother in Christ, neighbor, kingdom person, member of God's great assembly of believers. I would add: encourager, lover, spiritual seeker, a lover and pursuer of people.
  • Merely leaving footprints in the pathways of this world has little meaning or impact eternally. Where and how we leave footprints matters. Christians leave footprints through the things they do and the impact they have on others. John wrote that when we rest from the troubles of this world, our works will continue and remain as an example (Rev. 14:13). Works and example: these are our footprints, left for others to follow. We can leave different kinds of footprints that have an impact on others. [These are only listed in this excerpt; they are expanded in the full article.]
    Footprints of spirituality; footprints of priorities; footprints of personal ministry; footprints of example, conduct and behavior; footprints of influence; footprints of attitude; footprints of unity.
    Let each of us resolve to leave the kind of footprints that will matter for eternity!


    The above is an excerpt. The entire article can be accessed and downloaded at: Leaving Footprints

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