Blog entries tagged Travel


1. On the Road to North Carolina

October 16, 2020

This Sunday I’m speaking at Colonial Baptist Church in Cary, NC, where my good friend Stephen Davey serves as pastor.  If you are in the area, I hope you will join us for one of the services, or you can watch either service online. I will be staying through Wednesday because I’m part of the […]

2. Quarantine Teaching at the Bible Institute

September 18, 2020

This week I traveled to Pottersville, New York, to teach Galatians to 200 eager students at Word of Life Bible Institute. Because of the pandemic, I had to alter some of my usual teaching methods. This contraption on my face is called a Clear Mask. It was developed to help surgeons communicate with deaf patients. […]

3. Next Stop: Cannon Beach!

August 29, 2020

It’s a travel day for us. We’re on our way to Cannon Beach Conference Center in Oregon. This is our first ministry trip since early March and our first flight since last year. The KC airport is almost empty. A Southwest flight that just left was 25% full. Our itinerary takes us through Denver to […]

4. Wrapping Up a Week in the Philippines

October 25, 2019

I had the privilege of teaching Daniel to these awesome students at Word of Life Bible Institute in the Philippines. We wrapped up the final session earlier today. I’ve enjoyed every moment of my visit to the Philippines. The people are gracious, friendly, and eager to help. I will say this: It’s hot over here. […]

5. New Video: Tuesday News and Notes

October 1, 2019

In this Tuesday update I report on my recent travels, including a wonderful weekend with the Mennonite Brethren and my upcoming big trip to the Philippines and South Korea, and I share a health update for Marlene and me, and then explain why I’m so excited about our new booklet: “Death is Not the End […]

6. Friday Night Video Update: “What’s New?”

August 30, 2019

Here’s a video update with news about how Marlene is doing after her recent surgery, a big surprise about how God is using An Anchor for the Soul to touch the lives of prisoners, and an update on our upcoming busy fall travel schedule. Thanks for taking the time to watch the video. Thanks even […]

7. Thursday Update: Praying for Our Loved Ones

May 23, 2019

Thursday Update: A health update for Ray and Marlene, a word about our summer travels, plus news about our booklet ministry, and we wrap it up by a time of prayer for our loved ones. Click here sign up for the free email sermons.   

8. Come See Us This Summer!

May 10, 2019

Here’s the postcard with our summer schedule. Our travels take us from Oregon to Michigan to New York and North Carolina. We would love to see you at one of these events! lick here sign up for the free email sermons.

9. Wednesday Chat from America’s Keswick

August 8, 2018

Here’s the Wednesday Chat from America’s Keswick. We talk about the Colony of Mercy, Philly cheese steaks, TastyKakes, pork rolls, Victory in Jesus, Mark’s amazing preaching, and the good work of Barbara’s Place. Click here to sign up for the free email sermons.

10. Tuesday Night Chat

June 5, 2018

 Check out this brand-new Facebook Live video: Tuesday Night Chat. We talk about biking, Kansas City, the grandkids, the Southern Baptist Pastors Conference, our summer travels, and a prisoner letter from Leroy. Click here to sign up for the free email sermons.

11. We’d Love to See You This Summer!

June 4, 2018

Just a reminder that our summer schedule is underway. Here are the links where you can find more information: Southern Baptist Pastors Conference: Village Church of Oak Park: Cannon Beach: Forest Springs: Word of Life: America’s Keswick: Special note: Our son Mark is speaking with me at America’s Keswick. He’ll handle the morning sessions, and […]

12. Hello from Shawnee!

May 16, 2018

 We have just uploaded our first Facebook Live video from Shawnee, Kansas. I have a few personal updates about how the move has gone, plus three important things to share with you about China, our travel schedule, and our new booklet Two Minutes Till Midnight. Click here to sign up for the free email sermons.

13. Come See Us This Summer!

May 1, 2018

This summer Marlene and I will be traveling to many different places to minister. Come see us if you live nearby. If you’ve never been to a Bible conference, I hope you consider spending a week with us in Oregon, Wisconsin, New York or New Jersey. We will also be in Chicago and Dallas in […]

14. Come See Us This Summer!

May 8, 2017

This summer Marlene and I will be traveling to many different places to minister. Come see us if you live nearby. If you’ve never been to a Bible conference, I hope you consider spending a week with us in Kentucky or New York or Michigan, or enjoy Labor Day Weekend in New Jersey! Here are […]

15. 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 […]

16. 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!

17. 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.

18. Cannon Beach Update

December 11, 2015

This weekend Marlene and I are in Cannon Beach, Oregon for a Christmas conference at Cannon Beach Conference Center. Here’s a 90-second update with some good news on our year-end giving challenge. They have had nonstop rain on the Oregon coast for days. When the sun came out this afternoon, I decided to make a […]

19. 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 […]

20. 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 […]

21. Anchors for Sailors

July 26, 2015

Dear Praying Friends, Recently we received an email from Steve Finnesy, chaplain and Executive Director of the Tampa Seafarers Center, a ministry serving the sailors who come to the port of Tampa from all over the world. We had sent them copies of An Anchor for the Soul and Steve sent this picture so we […]

22. 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. […]

23. 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 […]

24. 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 […]

25. Christmas Eve Scooter Caper

December 24, 2014

  What do you when it’s time for the Christmas Eve party in China but you don’t have a car? You hop on two ancient electric scooters, strap Violet on Josh’s chest, put Marlene and Leah and Knox on one scooter, add the gifts and goodies for the party, and put Josh and me and […]

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