Author Archives: John Lage, Jr.

Seeds

I am a plant person these days.  I love to help nurture plants from seed to sprout to mature flowering plant.  The truth is a seed doesn’t look like much but it is a miracle waiting to happen.  The products … Continue reading

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Another Prayer Request – Santa Catarina Pinula

Much of the El Cambray neighborhood of Santa Catarina Pinula was buried under a landslide late Thursday night.  This town is on the outskirts of Guatemala City and is about 45 miles away as the crow flies from Panajachel, where we live.  More than … Continue reading

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Prayer Request for Steve and Jeani Driscoll

I would like to ask each person who reads this, to keep Steve and Jeani Driscoll, in your prayers in the coming days.  Steve is receiving a kidney tomorrow after a two year wait.  Steve and Jeani are the folks who now make their … Continue reading

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Brief Thoughts on September 11

I just read the Upper Room devotional for today.  I highly recommend that you read it. September 11th was a day that changed my life and some of my habits. It initially just made me angry as it did so … Continue reading

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Christ United Methodist Church Update – August 23, 2015

We want to tell you how happy we are to be here with you, how thankful we are for this opportunity to speak to you and how grateful we are to the staff and congregation of this church for the … Continue reading

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Scattered Thoughts

I am sitting at a table in the home of my parents. in Indiana.  I’ve been back in the United States for less than 60 hours and my thoughts are scattered throughout the various parts of this world that I … Continue reading

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A New Life

Yesterday morning as I spoke on the phone with our dear friends, Jenny and Jeff Gunter, I looked through the window at our garden area.  I noticed a butterfly hanging upside down on a papaya leaf, motionless, to the point … Continue reading

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A Visit to Rochester

Jan, John Edmund and I want to thank you for your continuing support.  Your thoughts and prayers for our mission and well-being are an important part of our mission.  We think of you often and are aware that you keep … Continue reading

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¿Un problema importante? (An important problem?)

Hoy, voy a escribir mi primera entrada de sitio web en español(English below).  Porque yo estoy escribiendo en español, esa primera frase esta escrita diferentemente de la manera en que la hubiera escrito en inglés. ¿Por qué? Porque en inglés,  … Continue reading

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Christmas during Lent?

In one corner of our Guatemalan kitchen, is a handcrafted Japanese nativity set.  It has our name on the manger in Japanese characters.  It is a treasured gift from our son and daughter-in-law, Jeremy and Leanna Wares, but that is … Continue reading

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