Sunday, October 8, 2017

Steve the Baby Roo

Wrapped in a comfy blanket the curious baby kangaroo swiveled his head in all directions, his liquid brown eyes taking in the sights.  His fur looked bristly, stuck out straight, yet it felt soft beneath my fingers.  His small paws had black nails, strong and long.  Steve had been rescued, joining a half a dozen other kangaroos at a farm close to where we stay while on Australian mission with our B4P team members.  Steve the Roo had a rough start, but people created a place for him where he could grow and thrive.
B4P is a lot like that.Many have found a community through B4P where we can mature and grow strong in the Lord. No matter what your age, you are still God's baby.  He wants you to grow in the gifts He's given you.  I pray you are in fellowship with other Christians.  If not, ask God to lead you to the right place.  He found a home for Steve.  And as adorable as little Steve is, you are so much more precious to God.

Wednesday, October 4, 2017

No Alarm Needed

The sound of a lone rooster called me to witness the predawn drama at our hosts Australian farmhouse.  Stars splashed across the sky like sparkling crystals tossed across black velvet.  A hint of gold lined the horizon, nudging animals awake. Willy wagtails chirped and farm turkeys responded with shrill calls that split the morning air.  Cows, horses, and sheep sang out their good morning songs.  God named the light Day, he named the dark Night. It was evening, it was morning.... - Genesis 1:5  God bless your day.

Friday, September 9, 2016


These days I strongly identify with the miracles of provision Elijah experienced. In 1Kings 17 Elijah was in need and God told him, "..I have already told the ravens to bring you food there."  Thank you to the ravens who brought yogurt and berries, cucumbers and tomatoes, chicken parmigiana, and then sandwiches for the plane as we flew out of  New York.

Thank you to the ravens in California for chicken stew and brownie bites!

Thank you to the ravens in Australia for "barbie brekkie" (barbecue breakfast) upon our arrival and homemade frozen apricot chicken, pumpkin ravioli and other intriguing culinary delights!

Scripture verses printed in black marker on the lids of the frozen meals brought spiritual food as well.  Heartfelt thanks to all of you for keeping us fueled up with your amazing love! You have fed our souls as well as our bodies.

Maybe you have a need today and have no idea where the supply will come from.  Hear the sound of ravens' wings on the air.  Hear what God said to Elijah for He is speaking through His Word to you. He knows what you need and He knows where you are.

Thursday, February 4, 2016

We Are Together Again

Uganda Mission Begins
"Sorry. Your plane is delayed two hours."  Time flew.   A man climbed onto the baggage belt at the check in counter, unhooked the metal sign naming one airline, and hung up the name of our air carrier. The representative appeared again, generously offering us lunch vouchers at the Crane Cafeteria, the one eatery at the Entebbe gate.
We ate roast chicken with chapati flatbread and savored the last bite of baked banana matoke, when another representative approached.  "Sorry. The plane is here, but we have to wait for better weather."
An hour later, the pelting rain stopped, and we trooped to the bus behind the only other passengers - two newlyweds from Calgary, Canada on their way to gorilla trekking. Climbing five steps, I ducked, and entered the cabin.  As instructed, I stowed my jacket behind the curtain and helped myself to inflight service - a basket of eucalyptus candy on the back seat and a case of bottled water on the floor.  Our pilot and co-pilot introduced themselves and we taxied out to the runway.  The engine revved, then slowed.  "Sorry.  We're having trouble with our navigational computer."
Pulling around to our starting point, we deplaned and waited for the bus to take us back to the terminal.  Our pilot yelled, "I got it going!  We have four computers onboard and one of the others worked!"
Ed and I peered out the window, high above dirt roads that curved like orange ribbons over green hillsides.  Fog thickened, nothing could be seen.  Then brilliant equatorial sunshine pierced the cloud startling us with its intensity.
Touchdown!  Our skilled pilot bounced along the grassy field.
Fr. Peter and Augustine waved from behind the flagpole where the yellow, red, and black Ugandan colors snapped sharply in the wind.  "Welcome to your home," they called as we hurried to them. Augustine tossed our bags in the back of the truck.  Joining hands, we thanked the Lord singing, "We are together again, just praising the Lord..."   Let the mission begin!


Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Thoughts from Tamworth

Tim from Tamworth shares his thoughts on Bridge for Peace.  Click on the link to hear what Tim has to say -

Monday, October 12, 2015

Arthritis Healed

Where can you meet people from Japan, Philippines, Brazil, Korea, Ireland, Australia, Sri Lanka, Malta, and Malawi?  At the Bridge for Peace meeting in Sydney for the healing of the nations through Jesus Christ! Our wonderful JESUS healed me from "incurable" arthritis.  Now we see His power demonstrated in the lives of so many.  Praise to His Holy Name.

Click on the link to hear a testimony where prayer was answered for healing for arthritis -



Sunday, August 23, 2015

Are You Hungry?

Today the Lord asked, "Bridge for Peace, do you love Me?  Feed my sheep."  After prayer meeting, Fr. Anthony visiting B4P New York from Sierra Leone, went out to cut down more invasive "weed" trees that soared 18 feet into the air.  He saw the deer on our property munchin appreciatively on the "weed" tree's leaves he brought down yesterday.  They are hungry, and he brought foliage down to them that they could not have reached without his help.  He brought food down from on high.  JESUS has done that for us.  His word is food.  Jesus says, "Come unto me..."  Hungry today?  The Bible is heavenly food, brought down for us.  Read and feast!

Saturday, March 21, 2015

Prayer Works

Click on the link to hear a testimony from South Africa where prayer was answered for a job -


Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Healed in Zambia

The Bridge for Peace team is now in Zambia. Listen as Cosmos testifies to a healing he received

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Unusual Things

You always experience the unusual when out on the road. Click on the link to hear what Annette had to say about this unusual discovery -

Praying God's Promises at the Mediterranean Sea

Praying God's promises at the Mediterranean Sea. Click on the link to hear the prayer Annette prayed at the Mediterranean Sea -

Sunday, March 8, 2015

Mediterranean Sea

Powerful, stunning, a reminder of our amazing God. 

The Lord on high is mightier and more glorious than the noise of many waters, yes, than the mighty breakers and waves of the sea. -  Psalms 93:4 (AMP)

Saturday, March 7, 2015

At the Table

"The soul that feels full, feeling as though they have had enough, can’t receive what God has.

Keep us hungry Lord!" - quoted from Wading River, NY intercessor notes.

Saturday, February 28, 2015

Testifying to God Supernaturally Opening Understanding

As a foreign student in Italy for a year, he was at the point where he wanted to give up.  He felt it could not be possible to learn the Italian language.  Last year, he asked Bridge for Peace to pray for him.  He said, "I have this struggle with the Italian language and I need the Lord to intervene."
He said, "After the prayer, it was like something had been closed and now it opened."  Now, he can preach to the Italians and he is "surprised about it himself." "This is what the Lord can do."

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Kitchen Philosophy

Some of the best conversations still take place in the kitchen.  Alphonse from Mexico shares his homemade burritos and thoughts (see blog for link).

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Childlike Trust

God invites us, urges us, to embrace His Good Plan with childlike trust.  May you experience God's supernatural joy no matter what challenges face you today.  With God it is possible.
Matthew 18:3 (MSG)
"(Jesus) said, “I'm telling you, once and for all, that unless you return to square one and start over like children, you're not even going to get a look at the kingdom, let alone get in."

Rev. Fr. John Testifies

"I had an appointment with a doctor for, they (Ed and Annette) prayed with me....I was on the hospital bed... (In a hospital gown ) ready for the (surgical theatre)..."  At the last moment he had a meeting with a doctor who said "I needed to take one last test...when I went for the test, there was a problem with my lungs...if they had performed the surgery, the unexpected would have happened, because reviving me would have been a problem... So you see what the Lord can do."
  "See, Jesus performing a miracle in your life....Just decide today that you are not going back the same...decide that this is my turning point..." (go to blog to hear testimony)


Tuesday, February 17, 2015

A High Note

A late appointment in Rome led to an unexpected meeting with a flamboyant opera star now retired.  Knowing we would need a light bite,  our friend recommended a neighborhood place, "A wine bar, but they serve food also."  The host offered us my favorite - a window seat! Ed pulled out my chair, gave me the street view, and sat with his back to the road.  Our blue cheese on honey toast and salmon bilinis arrived, prettily done, and we laughed with joy at the blessing.  Ed waved to someone behind me.  "What's up?"  I asked.  He looked down, trying to hide laughter.  "I thought that lady was waving to me, but she was waving out the window to a friend walking along the sidewalk."  Maybe it was jetlag, we became giddy. After that moment, everything smacked of hilarity - after 42 years of marriage and friendship, it happens a lot.  Ed went to pay the tab and met "the lady who waved" at the cashier.  Ends up, she'd mistaken the person walking by for a friend, but didn't know them at all. 

Ed called me over and introduced me. She had traveled the world, most known for her role as the princess in Puccini's opera.    Her fly away red hair reminded me of colorful bird plumage, her hands fluttered in midair, her elaborate makeup added the touch of drama one might expect from an opera star.  "I waved to your husband, you know.  And he was kind enough to wave back!"  Ed had told her why we were in Rome and she said, "I'm afraid I've lost my faith." 

I replied from my heart, "Well, Jesus hasn't lost you."

She cocked her head. "Because you said that, I'll tell you a story."  She had a home outside of Rome where she and her husband could escape the city.  Whenever driving there, as the car climbed up the road,  she anticipated the sight of trees around the bend, golden and glorious.  "Glorious!  One day we made the trip, came around the bend, and the trees... I shouted with shock, 'Oh, they've destroyed them, burnt them black!' "  Vandalism. " I began to cry, my tears came from a deep place.  Then it happened.  I felt as if I was in a vortex of swirling power all around me."  She fixed her eyes on mine.

"That was God.  And He is still close to you, all around you.  You can't feel Him now, but He is right here, right now, with you wherever you are."

Tears slid down her cheeks.

"Whenever I sang the high notes, I lifted them to ..." She looked up and pointed as  she opened her mouth and poured out  song - riveting, overwhelming.  And once again, God's intoxicating glory swirled around us.

Monday, February 9, 2015

Tracking Transport Tickets

City transport tickets are usually found at the shops displaying a big T - but that's not for tickets, it's for tabbacheria or here in Rome they say "tuh - back - ee", a place where cigarettes are sold.  Don't have them at the shop today, so tomorrow we will walk across town to get them at the center - and hopefully ride back!

Sunday, February 8, 2015

Getting Provisioned

Everything takes longer here. Trekking up and down streets to markets, dodging vehicles (not always sidewalks), then packing our carryon luggage with groceries to be hauled home.  Last night we bolted through the door a moment before thunder shook the building, lightning split the dark night, and rain started pelting our patio. Ed and I shouted, "Thank you, Jesus!"  Today, an extraordinary blue sky framed the Vatican cupola down the road.  We're getting ready and expecting great things.