Today was my first day of official Wycliffe membership

Today was my first day of official Wycliffe membership. It has been a long journey to get this far. Perhaps it started when I went to CanIL* in 2014. But no, before that I had several wonderful conversations with Wycliffe … Continue reading

Today: The Last Official Day of my Program

Wow, the date has come. Friday August 12th, officially the last day of my Master’s program. A tremendous thank you to everyone who has carried me this far! I am also so grateful to God for taking me on this … Continue reading

I Passed Comps!

Hello friends and family, Thank you to everyone who prayed for me during my comprehensive exam. It was quite intense and fatiguing, but I prepared well, was ready, as well as had all of you praying for me and my … Continue reading

Nothing like family!

Hello family and friends! I can’t believe I go back to Canada the day after tomorrow! Here is a prayer update: Praise that my truck is being fixed on time- it should be done tonight. Praise also that the engine didn’t overheat … Continue reading

CanIL Training Ride a success!

  Hello! This morning the CanIL scholarship fund-raising 37K and 100K bicycle rides were a huge success, bringing in tens of thousands of dollars of scholarship funds for students going into Bible translation, and spreading word of the need for … 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


(Description below) This weekend two other church members and I went to visit Xalmolapa (pronounced “Chaam-o-la-pa”) to build relationships with a Free Methodist church plant there. Xalmolapa is an agrarian community of about 200 people, half way between Mexico City … Continue reading

Wait, Why All The Way to Asia?

Wait, why the big expense to go to Asia? Wouldn’t it be much better to have the training in the US or online, and send the savings to charity? This post is about my upcoming GSI event. That is a … Continue reading

First Newsletter Available!

Hello! My first Newsletter is now available for download here in PDF! All of my newsletters will always be available via the drop-down menu, below “Connect with Alex.” You may also wish to see my first photo album. Thank you, … Continue reading

A Note to My Blog Subscribers:

Thank you for following my blog! This note applies to those who have put their email address in the white box on the right-hand side of my website; not to be confused with those who have opted to receive my … Continue reading

Thank You!

I am FULLY FUNDED for his four months in Mexico City! To everyone who has helped me with up-front support and continuing pledges, I can not thank you enough! … Continue reading