Ministry Photo Book

By Thursday, October 7, 2010 3 0

Our only kid is a cat, so when photo websites give coupons for free photo books, I’m always trying to come up with creative ways to get my money’s freebie’s worth.

Recently, I did it by creating a Ministry Photo Book for us to take with us to churches and small groups when we’re speaking about our ministry in Spain.

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It’s a little 8″x8″ book with us posing at ABWE headquarters on the cover.

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Inside is a (cutoff) version of our prayer card and Colossians 4:6, our theme verse.

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What follows are pages describing our ministry in Spain…

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Our calling and graduation from missionary school… (sorry this photo is terrible, but I didn’t notice until now!) The long section of text is the Missionary Covenant.

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Our coworkers in Spain…

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Information about Spain…

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Ways to contact us…

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And our heart for ministry.

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I hope you enjoyed this tour through our Ministry Photo Book!

Don’t Miss This Freebie!

By Tuesday, September 21, 2010 7 0

One of the most powerful books I’ve ever read is John Piper’s Let the Nations Be Glad. It’s a powerful read for anyone who wants to understand God’s heart for missions. I’ve posted some sort of negative thoughts (uptakes) on Piper’s stance on the importance of reaching the unreached, but this book helped me understand just how Biblical it is to be focused on the unreached. There are many arguments, but the main one is that God has been, from the beginning. It doesn’t invalidate our call to Spain, which is loud and clear, but it does demonstrate just how dire the situation is that God would be calling us there, a place that has already been reached.

Piper doesn’t address this in his book, but I am struck by just how merciful our God is. Because the church has so failed in some of the places it has already preached the Gospel, God is allowing us to go back. It is His will that none should perish, and He’s essentially set aside His original plan, which was that one by one, the nations would come to know Him. Well, one by one they know Him, and one by one they rebel against Him.

And yet He restores. And yet He restores.

Read this book. I implore you.

Happily for you, the audio version of Let the Nations Be Glad is available for free through until the end of the year. Here’s a description of the book from Desiring God’s website.

“This book is not just for missionaries.

It is for pastors who want to connect their fragile, momentary local labors to God’s invincible, eternal, global purposes.

It’s for lay people who want a bigger motivation for being world Christians than they get from statistics.

It’s for college and seminary classes on the theology of missions that really want to be theological as well as anthropological, methodological, and technological.

And it’s for leaders who need the flickering wick of their vocation fanned into flame again with a focus on the supremacy of God in all things.”

To receive the free copy of the audio book:

  1. Visit and create an account if you don’t already have one.
  2. Locate Let the Nations Be Glad
  3. Select the download format
  4. Use the coupon code GLAD10 during the checkout process, John Piper, and Desiring God have no idea who I am. I recommend this book of my own volition and love for freebies and received no payment in return.

I Need Help With My Hobbies

By Monday, May 31, 2010 2 0

Nikon Book

Originally uploaded by mrsduryee

This book, which I purchased with a birthday gift card from my aunt and uncle, is saving my sanity as I try to learn how to use my camera.

I have no patience for learning to do things. I just want to be good. I don’t mind practicing, so long as it’s fun and it still looks good. My manual, which is hard to read anyway, only told me how to do things. This book is teaching me, with beautiful photos to boot, why I would want to do the things my camera is capable of.

Sorry for ending a sentence with a preposition.