Category Archives: Ministry

My Week with Billy Graham

My life was about to change.  It was May 1976, the second event in the new Seattle Kingdome.  The first event was a soccer match featuring the famous, Pele.  Coming to Seattle was Billy Graham for a week of sharing … Continue reading

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Ethiopia Journey

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I leave today for Ethiopia with an intense trip schedule.  Seattle, Dubai, Addis then on to the S in Dilla where our prison and pre school projects will be reviewed with a goal of  sustainability in 2015.  Our prison chaplain is … Continue reading

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What is the Value of a Penny

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Fifteen homeless men from 2 different Congregations for the Homeless shelters gathered at a Lutheran Church in Bellevue on Ash Wednesday morning at 7 a.m.  I was privileged to lead these men in a study of Lent and its meaning … Continue reading

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Hope Part II Who Is My Neighbor?

Today is a guest blog from Paul Hirz, Living Perspectives Board member. The Really Good Samaritan! You know the Good Samaritan parable, right?  (Luke 10:30) This traveler heading down the rugged 17 mi. road from Jerusalem to Jericho gets mugged … Continue reading

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Answering the Call

“I am so thankful for this church and Congregations for the Homeless.”  A comment from one of the men I had breakfast with at 1st Congregational church in Bellevue, WA Thanksgiving morning. A whole crew of the youth and some adults … Continue reading

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Two Cultures, Same Dreams, Same God

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What do impoverished Ethiopians and homeless men in Bellevue, WA have in common?  Our NGO, Living Perspectives, serves both by bringing education, empowerment and encouragement. Those individuals beings served, though separated by a 21 hour air journey and a seemingly … Continue reading

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Leadership Development, Prison Evangelism and a New School

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Have you heard the term “banner” year.  I think 2011 falls in that category for Living Perspectives’ work in Ethiopia, not for what we accomplished but for what God is doing. In Ethiopia, the school built for PK-K children is … Continue reading

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