Blog entries tagged Word of Life


1. WOLBI Ukraine

December 18, 2016

These are the students of Word of Life Bible Institute Ukraine. Tonight we asked the students to take one final picture with us, and they gladly agreed. What a great week we had together. Marlene and I are going home with deep gratitude for the time we had with them.

2. From Ukraine to the World

December 16, 2016

This week Marlene and I have been at Word of Life Bible Institute in Kiev, Ukraine. We’ve an amazing time studying the Book of James with students and visitors from Ukraine, Russia, Moldova, Lithuania, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Poland, Kyrgyzstan, Kazakhstan, Romania, Canada and the US. You get a feeling of being on the front lines of Kingdom […]

3. Ukraine Update

December 14, 2016

Check out this brief video for the latest news about our trip to Ukraine. Marlene and I are at Word of Life Bible Institute in Kiev this week. Lots of great things are happening!

4. Ukraine, Here We Come!

December 8, 2016

Here’s an update about our trip to Ukraine along with all the other news from my corner of the world. Here’s the link to the Keep Believing Donate Page.

5. Video: Week 5 at Word of Life Island

July 31, 2016

I just finished speaking to 400 teens at Word of Life Island. Had an amazing time. Twenty-two students trusted Christ. Many more came forward to dedicate their lives to the Lord. Here’s the week in review video. Check it out.

6. We Need Your Help to Finish Strong

December 5, 2015

I hope you will take 2 minutes and 45 seconds to watch this video. Each year during December we ask our friends to consider making a gift to help us end the year in the black. Here’s where we stand at the moment. We need $35,000 to meet our obligations and finish strong. If you […]

7. An Amazing Week at Word of Life Island

August 15, 2015

Just finished an amazing week on Word of Life Island. 38 campers trusted Christ as Savior and over 175 dedicated their lives to Christ at the campfire service. I had a blast speaking to the students every morning. Watch this short video to see what God did on the Island this week.

8. On the Road to Word of Life

August 9, 2015

We’re on our way to Word of Life in Schroon Lake, New York. This trip marks the 16th year we have been to Word of Life during the summer conference season. This year we’ll be in Schroon Lake for two weeks, the first week speaking to teens on the Island and the second week speaking […]

9. Florida Next

March 7, 2015

Dear Praying Friends, We knew we would be busy in the first part of 2015. But there are always a few surprises along the way.First, some happy news. A little over a month ago, our newest grandchild Zoe arrived. She was welcomed by Mark and Vanessa and by her brother Eli and her sister Penny. […]

10. Uganda, Here We Come

February 20, 2015

Hard to believe but it’s traveling time again. Tom Renard and I are on our way to Uganda. To get there we fly from Dallas to Atlanta to Amsterdam to Kampala, Uganda. Our final destination is the Word of Life Africa Bible Institute where I will teach Galatians next week. Very glad to have Tom […]

11. A Week at the BI in Korea

February 12, 2015

This week I’ve been teaching the book of Ezra at Word of Life Bible Institute on Jeju Island in South Korea. That’s 15 time zones (and 7000 miles) from Dallas. Jeju Island is located just off the southern coast of South Korea, not that far from Japan, Taiwan and Mainland China. It’s one of the […]

12. Word of Life, Here We Come!

July 13, 2014

Dear Praying Friends, This is a big day for our family and the beginning of a busy season for us. Later this morning Josh and Leah will be commissioned for their upcoming move to China. They have worked long and hard to come to this moment, and we are glad we can share it with […]

13. An Evening with Harry and Millie Bollback

February 25, 2014

Tonight we had the awesome privilege of spending some time with Harry and Millie Bollback.

14. “What I Do Have Is Jesus”

February 22, 2014

“What I do have is Jesus."That’s what a prisoner named Zach told us.

15. Violet Arrives and Other Good News

October 27, 2013

Personal news, ministry news, all good news.

16. How Big is Your God?

July 25, 2013

Good theology solves a lot of problems.

17. Are You Willing to Wait for God?

July 24, 2013

Most people hate to wait. I know I do.

18. Today’s Question: Do You Know Who You Are?

July 23, 2013

You can watch today’s message from Word of Life Island on your computer.

19. Off We Go to Word of Life

July 21, 2013

You can watch the Bible teaching from Word of Life live on your computer this week.

20. Daniel Speaks Today

January 11, 2013

Tampa Airport3:26 PMAt the moment I’m hunched over my computer at a workstation near Gate E70 at the Tampa airport. In an hour I’ll board a flight for Atlanta and then another one to Tupelo. In seven hours I’ll be home.I’m here on a Friday afternoon, having just finished teaching the book of Daniel to 120 eager students at W...

21. Pray for Our Asia Teams

October 25, 2012

In just a few hours, we will have two KBM teams on the way to Asia. We ask for your prayers for both teams...

22. Campground Campfire

August 10, 2012

On Wednesday night I spoke at the campfire service at the Word of Life Campground. Afterward I told Marlene (who stayed in the room babysitting Eli) that the service was stunning in its simplicity. At 8 PM 200+ people gathered on the wooden benches built into the hillside overlooking Andrews Pond. While several young men lit the fire, Jason Perkins...

23. This Week’s Prayer Update

August 2, 2012

Dear Prayer Partners, When Ray answered the phone, he heard a familiar voice. His friend was calling from 8000 miles away to say hello and to check out some thoughts about a sermon he was preaching the next day. As they talked, Ray made one or two suggestions. It was clear that his friend had a good sense of what God was speaking to his he...

24. Pastor Ray’s Circumcision Talk

March 9, 2012

This morning I give the final two lectures on the book of Galatians. I started this journey on Tuesday morning with 300 very eager students at Word of Life Bible Institute in Pottersville, New York. I’ve been teaching Galatians for ten years, and each time I face the same challenge. Even though Galatians is amazingly contemporary, I have sp...

25. Weekend Update

February 17, 2012

On Saturday morning we leave for a week of ministry at Word of Life Florida. This marks the 19th year that I’ve spoken at the conference center. When we first went there, the center was at the end of a gravel road in the middle of nowhere. I remember speaking to 19 people one morning that first year. Now hundreds come for each session. The pr...

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