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Orphanages in Bali and Sulawesi

Posted by LaMoin on April 7, 2015 at 11:20 AM

     I must apologize for neglecting my website for soooooo long!  I have been so busy in the ministry that I simply haven't taken the time to maintain this site.  I hope I can correct that neglience and do better in the future.

     What have I been doing that's so important?  Well, I will try to list some of the things.  In 2013 we started a small orphanage in Bali (Singaraja).  This work was birthed by the suggestion of...

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A Vist With the Princess

Posted by LaMoin on February 8, 2013 at 6:20 AM

     Pastor Wayan had to be out of town today, so it was a slow and relaxing day for us.  We went to the only large store here for shopping.  All of the other ones are open market shops.  This store cannot be compared in anyway to our stores at home, but we like to look around in it.  The first floor has groceries, adult clothing is on the second floor, and children's clothing on the third floor.

     After we left the store, w...

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The Day Started Bad But Ended Good

Posted by LaMoin on February 6, 2013 at 8:00 AM

     This day started with my endurance being tested.  We were trying to save money by staying in a budget hotel, but when we went to breakfast and I looked at the food, I couldn't bear to put it into my mouth.  I thought, "Okay,  I'll just have buttered toast and tea and eat lunch later.  It was a good thought - if there had been any butter for my toast.  I thought, "That's it!  It's not worth it to try to save money in this horrible hotel".&...

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Taking a Break

Posted by LaMoin on February 5, 2013 at 2:10 AM

     We took a break from the work today for a few personal things - shopping and therapy.  We had to buy a few things for people in the States.  After walking in the hot sun for too long, we stopped for an hour of foot reflexology - only $4.00 for an hour.  It is therapy and it's good for the circulation in the body - but it does hurt!  I endured the pain because I know that is beneficial in the long-run.

     I also had some ...

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A New Brother and Two New Sisters

Posted by LaMoin on February 4, 2013 at 2:30 AM

     We were happy to see a man and two ladies (Hindus) opened their heart's door to Jesus today after hearing a fantastic brief, but consise, story of the gospel from creation to the cross.  Two of them have been attending Pastor Berens Monday morning Bible study faithfully, and it was the first time for one of them.  It was such a joy to see them open their heart to the Lord.  It is also rare, because the Hindus in Bali are very hard to win to Christ.

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Good Church Service and Disgusting Fish Eyes

Posted by LaMoin on February 3, 2013 at 2:35 AM

We had a great church service this morning - however a bit different than in America.  This service lasted for two and a half hours!   This is not unusual in Bali.  We had a good crowd.  One lady was nursing her baby - uncovered.  The order of service is not like it is in America.  We had singing, then testimony time.  Some of these people are so happy in the Lord that they don't give short testimonies.  One man went on and on - in English with Pastor B...

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A Balinese School

Posted by LaMoin on February 2, 2013 at 8:15 AM

This morning we went with Pastor Berens to a school where he is permitted by the Hindu administration to teach the Bible each week.  Bill and I taught the children Christian songs, which they loved.  These children are so bright and learn quickly.  After we went through one of the songs about three times - in English - one little girl about eleven years old came to the front of the room and sang it by herself.  She did a great job too.  I am always amazed at...

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Food, Fun, and Fellowship

Posted by LaMoin on February 2, 2013 at 7:55 AM

Yesterday we went with Pastor Berens and his wife to have a short Bible study with a lady who owns a small spa.  We met "in the upper room" of the spa.  Lina and her sister expressed that they needed prayer because of the demonic powers that had attacked them at different times through some of their workers.  She said that one day a lady was so filled with demons that it took her and nine other ladies to hold her down while she was fighting them and a man's voice was speaking t...

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A Different Breakfast

Posted by LaMoin on January 31, 2013 at 7:35 PM

I have adjusted to eating fried rice,  stir-fried mixed vetables, and salad for breakfast!  Yes, adaption is the necessary key to living in a different culture.  But that is not bad - at least we don't get bogged down in routine.  I hate routine.  I get bored very easily, so I need change.  Well, Bali is the place for change.  We are in the rainy season now.  It rains at night and in the morning.  Usually by 10:00, the rains are gone and the scorch...

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A Visit to an Orphanage, Cremation Service and a Fish Market

Posted by LaMoin on January 29, 2013 at 8:15 PM

Yesterday was a full day.  We drove about one hour out of the city to visit an orphanage in a small village.  On our way we passed a funeral service.  Funeral services here in Bali are quite different than in the States.  When someone dies, the whole village helps to prepare for the cremation service - which is quite costly and elaborate.  The women dress in the same beautiful Balinese traditional dresses.  The men wear white clothes with a white hat that looks s...

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