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Celebrations Updates

Easter greetings

We have been celebrating this sacred season, and anticipating Jesus’ triumph over the grave. “Death, where is your victory? Death where is your sting?” We are carefully trying to observe social distancing, gathering outside and in smaller groups to remember and honor our Lord in the torment, silence, and darkness before the great vindication.  We […]

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Upson Downs

Life in the body of Christ April 5, 2020 We are socially distancing while continuing our Bible studies in Matthew. Jose filled in for Scott while he was gone and is now leading us as we unpack God’s word together. With Jose we get not only sound Biblical teaching, but mini concerts as well. We just […]

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Apologetics Gospel

Why God made us

A first of many talks. Mark records Scott on “Why God made us, Part 1.” Please take a listen and let us know what you think.

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Service Updates

Upson Downs

Life in the Body of Christ Like everyone else, we are practicing social distancing while still trying to maintain “the unity of the Spirit” in our body. We count ourselves as most fortunate since we are stuck together here, helping each other, and serving each other in myriad ways. The younger members shop, while those […]

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Gospel Service

Reaching in and out

Video sharing In COVID-19 like fashion, I am tinkering with video to support my students. I am trying to share an original short video each day or so. My school “Reading foundations” playlist on my channel is here: Along with the “safer-at-home” COVID-19 restrictions comes the question of reaching out in our church community context. […]

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Upson Downs

Life in the Body of Christ Like everyone else, we are in the throes of coronavirus concerns. We are mostly off work, working from home, or transitioning to a different work schedule. We are trying to balance due diligence and carefulness while also demonstrating calm and lack of fear. The ever-unfolding events make it difficult […]

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Our story Updates

Strength for today, bright hope for tomorrow

Before Rich and I married in 1973, my friends asked me, “Why Rich?” My answer was, “There’s no one else like Rich.” And while each individual is truly unique, Rich was even more so. I think all who were blessed to know him would agree. Rich was born in Syracuse, New York on August 12, […]

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Travel

Changing Plans

A quick note to express our sadness that the trip we had planned to Papua New Guinea has been called off. We are all reeling from the recent turn of events in our country and around the world. It is understandable and was to be expected that plans would have to change. More details to […]

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Travel

Time for change

We just received Jeff and Linda’s most recent newsletter. In it they state: “This year is one of transition for us.  After 26 years of serving in the clinic, God has shown us that it is time to retire from active service in PNG.  We have welcomed Susan Smith and Baraka Mikanagu and they have […]

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Travel

PNG, here we come

I asked Dr. Jeff Stout to share a few photos with us. The gallery above is a little window into our destination in April. The medical clinic they operate is an essential service to the Wycliffe and SIL translators and missionaries in this part of the country. In addition they serve as government sanctioned medical […]