My wife and I traveled in a rented 4WD truck (we generally get around on foot or by boda) across the many hours of rough dirt road that leads from northwestern Uganda, over to the north-central region. Passing through multiple traffic police stops over several hours, taking detours where the road was flooded, waiting for … Continue reading Study Bible Training, East Africa
Why should anyone read Dig Deeper? This 147 page brief covers 16 ‘tools’ to help the diligent and desirous Bible reader understand and digest what they soak up from God’s Word. It is not enough to spend minutes with an open Bible and mark a box off the Christian to-do list or add another day … Continue reading Dig Deeper, Beynon & Sach
Kilby and I were privileged to serve in Brussels, Belgium, in 2020. Many of you helped us to ‘go.’ We learned so much during that season; we made so many deep friendships, discipled several young friends, and we met and shared with home groups to encourage local outreach, evangelism, and missions. I learned a lot … Continue reading The Augustine Book Table
“So what they told you, it is true…” This was the phrase spoken by my dear friend and now brother in Christ, H, as he met my wife and several friends who arrived to witness his baptism yesterday. I told H that these friends, and many other believers around the world who have never met … Continue reading Salvation Story
Brothers and Sisters: My name is Greg Helms. I have served with various ministries throughout the past several years including Operation Mobilization (in Brussels, Belgium), Campamento del Caribe (in Puerto Rico), Snowbird Wilderness Outfitters (in Andrews, NC), and El Buho (in Hidalgo, Mexico). My wife and I married in September of 2019; we have been … Continue reading Bibles for Africa
The world shouts, “you must be better and do better.” The Gospel whispers, “you must be made new.” What does “better” even mean, in a world that knows not up from down, right from left? What do words mean at all in a post-modern world deprived of value, where Truth has been dumped in the … Continue reading Be better. Do better.
A few weeks back, a good friend drove me to the hospital here in Belgium. The hospital being a place many have spent time in recent months, where no one wants to be–except for those longing to visit loved ones, who are prohibited. My body was sick, and ‘it’ didn’t seem to be going away … Continue reading God is ‘Love’
Sky still dark, though soft;5am, orange hue. Windows wide.Birds communicating, loudly. The temperature says, “spring.”The forecast is showers, much,To local farmers’ delight. Soil,more than ready with thirst. Friday was celebratory, solemn;Difficult, so tearfully necessary.We acknowledge it as “good.” Saturday was calm, restful;death-shattering might so bright,As Sunday came & went—“Easter.”Bells rang, broadcasts streamed. Enter Monday, and … Continue reading Good Morning Monday
Lend your ear for a few minutes. A short reading from J. I. Packer’s book, Knowing God, followed by some thoughts to ponder on our understanding of Jesus Christ, just might serve to illuminate your heart and mind this Friday. For you know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, that though he was rich, … Continue reading Good Friday is Good.
Many are speculating that cultural Christianity and prosperity gospel will decline during this time. Could it be that this pandemic serves as a refining fire for the Bride of Christ? Those who give to the church in a transactional way on Sundays may discontinue their giving when the plate is not passed before them, their … Continue reading I will Die; my Dying will be Christian.