Biking for Bible Translation Training Scholarships

CanIL has a big biking event every summer to raise funds for Bible translation. This year, I have decided to participate. I love to bike and I want to take advantage of this opportunity to “pay it forward,” since I … Continue reading


Last week I was a bit too far behind, losing a few points on weekly assignments due to lateness. Over the weekend I was able to get at least to the point of turning in these on time. However, I … Continue reading

Continued academic pressures 

Academically, I’m a tad bit behind and a tad bit overwhelmed- I think I’ll take a week-long long leave of most all things social to get caught up. Please pray for a fruitful week.  On a more positive note, my … Continue reading

Academic pressures

Hello! I put my assignment calendar together today, and am starting to feel a bit burdened by the academic workload. I feel like to get on track I would have to hole-up hunker-down and not see the light of day … Continue reading

Good beginnings

Praise: The semester is starting out well! I’m reconnecting with current subject students, and getting to know the new ones.  One of my course projects requires me to work with someone involved in a Bible translation project, to see about … Continue reading

New arrivals

Please pray for the students arriving this weekend for classes! Most of the students come from all over North America, and some even come from far corners of the Earth! Visa mercies with customs officials! For a positive start to … Continue reading

Please pray for scholarship results

In about a week, I expect to hear from ACTS Seminaries in regards to my scholarship application. Please pray that those in charge would be able to see my passion for God’s Word in the language of every man, woman, … Continue reading

Two-way partnership!

Hello friends and family,  I must admit, I am not accustomed to blogging so much about myself, and asking for so many prayers!  I am glad to provide current prayer requests for my prayer partners. At the same time, I … Continue reading

I survived the hike! And other news.

On Saturday I hiked up Mount St Benedict, near Mission, B.C.  I went with three others, and at a fairly fast rate.  In spite of all my bike-riding, I was not as well-conditioned for that caliber of a hike as … Continue reading

The winds gather speed

Hi everyone,  Praise God I was able to finish my book, finally, last night! And today was the last of five class sessions. I have to do ten involved assignments, a significant reading report, and the term essay to finish … Continue reading

Class going well; still reading

Praise: class is going well! Prayer Request: I’m struggling to make time (“tame” time I kept typing by mistake!) for my studies outside of class this week. I even still have about 35 more pages of reading, never mind the essay … Continue reading

Good progress made today. Looking ahead.

Thank you everyone for your prayers- I was able to get a good chunk of reading done, in addition to some reflection on the first book. Tomorrow will be much of the same, with a bike ride to school to … Continue reading


Two good things happened today! 1. I was surprised by the generous gift of a relatively-new friend, resulting in my full-time funding status! 2. I finished reading one of my required readings, “The Problem of Pain,” by C.S. Lewis.  Tomorrow … Continue reading

Studying continues

Please pray that I would be able to get through my assigned readings quickly! I have 340 pages to read by next Monday- It should be quite doable, but life has a habit of sending many interruptions large and small, … Continue reading

A full day

Praises!  The computer run at church, though not perfectly executed, went really well. I received complements from the lead pastor.  I had one close call on the bike, but was kept from harm. Ran errands around town from noon to … Continue reading

First computer run at church

My first time running the computer at my church up here in Canada is today, with setup around 8 AM, The service starting at 10, and ending a bit after 11. I am using new software on a new platform … Continue reading

Praise: 80% funded!

Praise: Overall, I am 80% to being fully funded. This breaks down to 95% of my class tuition and 70% of my living expenses. That is a strong contrast from when I started at about 33% two weeks ago. Praise … Continue reading

Daily prayer requests coming

Hello friends and family, If you are reading this because of an email notification sent on Tuesday May 19th, this message is specifically for you! I encourage you to read this to prevent possible inbox-overflow! ☺ Starting soon, I will … Continue reading

Kitchen Inspiration: Alex’s Amazingly Tasty Amazingly Fast Tortilla Pizza

 Cooking time: Less than it takes for the delivery man to arrive! Ingredients:  Two large flour tortillas, trimmed to fit if necessary Some olive oil, sprinkled on lightly Some Medium Safeway Select Fire Roasted Salsa, spread thinly with a spoon … Continue reading

Interview Improvisation

As demonstrated in the story below, language surveyors usually encounter the unexpected, and must be flexible! This is not considered a problem- it is one of the aspects of surveying that makes it so joyful! “During the Pangwa survey in … Continue reading

Seeds Fundraiser 200% to goal! Thank you everyone!

Through all of your generosity via and other means, you have given a total of $2,046, which is over 200% of our goal of $1000! The extra funds will help to further equip the rural farmers and help additional … Continue reading

What do I want to see happen for my birthday? Let me explain:

What do I want to see happen for my birthday? Let me explain: These brothers of mine are genocide survivors. They have dedicated themselves fully the past two years to realizing their dream: Lifting rural Chajul, Guatemala, out of crushing … Continue reading