Blog entries tagged Word of Life


51. Day 8: The Students Say Thank You

October 28, 2011

The students take center stage in the final video from Jeju Island....

52. Day 7: A New Stove for the BI

October 27, 2011

Here’s the video from Day 7, in which a gift that started in California ended up heating a tent in Korea....

53. Day 5: Betsy’s Story

October 25, 2011

Here’s the video from Day 5 in which you get a glimpse of our first session with the students and also we share a testimony from Betsy, a student from Taiwan....

54. Day 3: Young Nak Presbyterian Church

October 23, 2011

Here’s the video from Day 3 of our Korea-China trip featuring our visit to the Jeju Young Nak Presbyterian Church....

55. How to Pray for Those Who Travel

October 19, 2011

This morning Marlene and I are driving to Dallas for what will be our longest trip of the year–17 days in all. On Thursday Mark and I are flying from Dallas to Seoul, South Korea and then on to Jeju Island where we will team-teach 1 Peter next week at Word of Life Bible Institute. On October 29 we’ll fly to Dalian, China to spend a few ...

56. A Week With James at the BI

September 16, 2011

Word of Life Florida Hudson, Florida I’m writing this note, hurriedly, with about 30 minutes left before it’s time to leave for the airport. In a few minutes Stu Page will pick me up and I’ll start my journey home.Earlier today I gave my final two lectures on James to the 170 students at Word of Life Bible Institute, Florida c...

57. Getting Ready to Teach James

September 8, 2011

For the last several weeks I’ve been immersed in the little book of James in preparation for teaching it next week at Word of Life Bible Institute in Florida. It’s been a new adventure for me since I last taught the book on Wednesday nights in the Pastor’s Class that met in the Dining Room at Calvary Memorial Church in Oak Pa...

58. A Rudder, Not An Anchor

August 21, 2011

“May the past be a rudder, not an anchor."That’s what Joe Jordan said to Don Lough, Jr. as Don became the new Executive Director of Word of Life last Friday night.It was an apt metaphor.Leaders in every organization struggle to find the right balance between holding on to the past while moving into the future.Not long ago I heard ...

59. Harry and Millie’s Incredible Journey

August 1, 2011

Pictured above is a brand-new book that you can’t buy online.And you can’t order it in a bookstore.You can’t order it anywhere. Yet.You have to buy it in person at Word of Life when Harry Bollback speaks.With that said, I hope every person reading these words will find a way to buy a copy of Our Incredible Journey, the Harry and M...

60. Great Days at Word of Life

July 28, 2011

I can still remember the first time I ever heard of Word of Life. While I was a student at Tennessee Temple University in Chattanooga forty years ago, a man named Jack Wyrtzen came through town for a chapel service. I don’t remember what he said, but I do remember his electrifying impact. That summer I ventured north with a group of friends f...

61. A Week With Daniel at the BI

November 19, 2010

I’m writing this note in the Business Center across from Gate 64 at the Tampa airport. In about an hour, I’ll board a plane to fly home, thus ending my final trip of the year. This week I’ve had the privilege of spending four days teaching the book of Daniel to 200 eager students at Word of Life Bible Institute in Hudson, Flor...

62. “Journey to Africa” – New Video

October 28, 2010

In April a team from Keep Believing Ministries spent two weeks in Uganda and Kenya. One of our team members, MaryAnn Spiegel, came back home with over 300 video clips. Josh took the clips and combined them with still photos to produce a short video. The music you hear in the background comes from Krystin Ndela, one of Africa’s most popular Ch...

63. 18 Hours and Counting

October 7, 2010

We leave in less than 18 hours.After months of prayer and planning, it’s finally time for us to travel to Korea and China. On Friday morning Marlene and I fly to Detroit where we will meet KBM board member Skip Olson who is going with us.This particular trip really started three years ago when our friends at Word of Life Korea asked if I...

64. “Arise, to Nineveh We Go . . .”

July 31, 2010

This week at Word of Life I preached through the book of Jonah using the theme “Outrageous Grace.” God seems to have used the messages to touch many hearts. Just this morning as I was walking back from breakfast, a woman stopped me and said that the messages had given her a lot to think about. “I never realized how much I’m ...

65. A Week at Pinebook Bible Conference

July 21, 2010

Seventy-seven years ago a young man named Percy Crawford started a camp on land just east of Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania. In the years that followed Pinebrook Bible Conference became one of the major stops on the Bible conference circuit in the 30s, 40s and 50s. Jack Wyrtzen preached here. Billy Graham met Cliff Barrows here. George Beverly Shea sa...

66. Miracle at Kwale Prison

April 21, 2010

On Tuesday Peter took us to Kwale Prison to minister there. On this particular day 100-150 men voluntarily came to the meeting while many others who could not come listened from a nearby building. We brought soap and toilet paper, two items the prisoners desperately need. After Peter introduced our team, Jim King gave a spirited testimony. Then Pet...

67. Safari Pictures

April 20, 2010

On Monday we spent the entire day on a safari to the Tsavo East National Park in southern Kenya. To get there we drove about 2 1/2 hours from Mombasa. The park itself is larger than the entire country of Wales.Our genial guide Archie is also a member of Word of Life Fellowship Church. As a professional tour guide, he knows the many red dirt roads t…

68. Kenya Pictures

April 18, 2010

Here are the first pictures from Kenya. On Monday we’re going on a safari so stayed tuned for more pictures on Tuesday....

69. Monkey Business in Mombasa

April 17, 2010

It’s late Saturday afternoon here in Mombasa. We got here in the middle of the night, after a long day sitting in the Kampala airport. We arrived in Mombasa at 11 PM, took a ferry across the inland passage, then rode across the island, arriving at Word of Life around 1 AM. We got to bed at 1:30 AM, totally fried. Up at 7:30 AM for 8 AM breakf…

70. Uganda Pastors Conference

April 15, 2010

“Pastor Ray, do you mind if I ask you a question?""Not at all.""What should we do if a Muslim man with four wives converts to Christianity and wants to join our church? We know what the Bible says about marriage, but we want to minister to all his wives and his children too. How do we do that and still be true to the B...

71. Uganda Picture Gallery

April 12, 2010

Here are the first pictures from our trip to Uganda.

72. Helping a Christian School in Uganda

April 7, 2010

In just 24 hours our team leaves for Africa. We’ll be gone 16 days, half of that time in Uganda and half of that time in Kenya. In both countries we’ll be working with Word of Life, the international youth ministry headquartered in Schroon Lake, New York.Several weeks ago Thomas Obunde who heads up Word of Life Uganda asked if we could ...

73. Pastor Ray’s Circumcision Talk

February 2, 2010

Today I gave my first three lectures on the book of Galatians to 350 very attentive students at Word of Life Bible Institute in Pottersville, New York. Even though Galatians is amazingly contemporary, I face a huge challenge in making it seem relevant today because the major issue in the book deals with something we hardly ever talk about in church…

74. Quickie Quiz on Galatians

February 1, 2010

This morning I am on the road again. Last week I was in sunny southern Florida, enjoying the weather and the warm fellowship of the retired missionaries at the SIM Missionary Village in Sebring. Today I’m going in the opposite direction, first to Atlanta, then to Albany, New York, and then 75 miles north, to Word of Life Bible Institute, high...

75. Terrific Time in Florida

November 19, 2009

I hope you’ll take a good look at this photo because these are your Christian leaders of tomorrow. I know because I’ve spent this week with them at Word of Life Bible Institute in Hudson, Florida. For ten hours this week I’ve been teaching them the Book of Daniel. And I must say they are a studious bunch. We meet each day in the G...

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