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The Joy of Sorrow

“I think ten years is the magic number for me,” I told my friend. “I’m good.” Two days later I cried the “ugly cry.” Ten years of loss overwhelmed me, and I couldn’t contain the emotion. Truly, on most days I experience more joy than sorrow. Yet...

The God of Tanzania, Texas, the World!

A typical day in the Tanzanian sun finds me with a headband in my hair, a camera bag on my arm, and a smile on my face. After the initial shock of arriving in a brand-new country, surrounded by the sounds of a language I...

The Ache of a Lie and the Joy of Truth

I received a joy-packed email today, flooding me with sadness while stirring up dejection. A contradiction? For sure! The email contained the very work of God on Kome Island: 1,134 Tanzanians heard the gospel, 524 entered into God’s kingdom, 196 new believers trained to share,...

Lessons from a Bake Sale

Recently, my wife, daughter, and I attended an informational meeting at our church regarding middle school missions trips. Linnea, my daughter, found excitement building inside, as she learned about the possibility of a first missions trip. On the way home I asked Linnea how she...

Why We Go to Tanzania

Authenticity Book House started with the foundational idea of publishing as ministry. While developing the organization over time, the Lord brought us a ministry connection in Tanzania which provided an opportunity to bless the pastors of that country. ABH produced its first bite-sized books in...

Here We Go Again!

Visiting a village in Kome Island, and one home in particular, inspired a fourth bite-sized book to go alongside the three I wrote for last year’s trip to Tanzania. When God and Culture Clash explores what God intends to happen when the light of the...