Life in a Nutshell

by Pastor Calvin

            For our family the month of November was a microcosm of life. One awesome aspect of being back home in the U.S. is that we get to meet & reconnect with friends old & new.  These are special relationships that stood by us when things were tough, made us […]

Prayer Concerns during Home Assignment

by Pastor Calvin

For more working class families & students to come to know Jesus Christ & commit their lives to Him. Continue to grow in our faith, effectiveness as missionaries & in our Mandarin. For our children to be happy & healthy in Christ despite many transitions. Our aging parents For physical health 100% financial support (Currently […]

Orchestration that Prompts Gratitude

by Pastor Calvin

                I will praise You, O LORD, with all my heart; I will tell of all Your wonders. I will be glad and rejoice in You; I will sing praises to Your Name, O Most High (Psalm 9:1-2). I have to admit that after we returned to the […]

Trusting in His Goodness

by Pastor Calvin

          It’s funny how life has a way of taking us back to where we began.  Being back to the place where I spent many of my earlier years and younger adult life, I’m reminded of how I used to be.  Lately, I also find myself thinking about the lyrics of […]

Season of Grace

by Pastor Calvin

              Our children’s missionary school in southern Taiwan was surrounded by pineapple fields.  Due to its warm climate, pineapples are grown & harvested all year.  Still during summer months, they are especially sweet & inexpensive.  Pineapples are my favorite fruit in Taiwan not only because of its sweetness, but […]

“Who’s Driving?”

by Pastor Calvin

              What we desire is control… control over our life, our situation, our future & even over people.  One lesson we learned time and time again in Taiwan is that we have no control.  We only think we do.  But the beauty of this or shall I call it […]

The Final Letter

by Pastor Calvin

              This will be our last blog from Taiwan before going back to the U.S. for home assignment.  We are overwhelmed with gratitude toward everyone who has been supporting our missions & praying for our family.  We couldn’t have come to this point of our missional journey without you.  […]

Preparing to Go Home

by Pastor Calvin

            The month of May has been full of activities.  From May 1st to 11th, I had to attend OMF International’s Pre-Home Assignment Workshop in Hengchun to better prepare for our 1 year home assignment in the U.S. because one of the main responsibilities we have is to mobilize God’s […]

Blessings in Paradox

by Pastor Calvin

              I might’ve mentioned this before, but serving the Lord is quite paradoxical.  It appears as though you are losing everything that gives you worth, and yet you find yourself enjoying the precious things that make your life worth living.  Although the future seems uncertain, you discover that your […]

Pursuit of Obedience

by Pastor Calvin

One important lesson that the Lord has been teaching me is not to think too much about tomorrow.  Instead we are to fully trust God & His promises each day.  We are to embrace & enjoy His blessing each day, in whatever form they may come.  Ultimately, we are to strive to honor God with […]