"Too valuable to lose" is the reason why the Summer Institute for Missionary Orientation was created. Life on the mission field is not easy, and there are many sad stories of missionaries who started off well but are now casualties. Several years ago, God laid a burden on the hearts of Br. Leroy Adams, a career missionary, and Br. Steve Mowery, director of the missions department at Penn View Bible Institute, to do something to help reduce missionary attrition. SIMO, a two-week intensive training course, was born out of that burden.
Sunday, June 29, 2008
Posted by Rex and Missy McDowell at 8:13 PM
Monday, June 16, 2008
...nothing tried, nothing gained (concerning my last, deleted post).
Posted by Rex and Missy McDowell at 4:49 AM
Sunday, June 15, 2008
I was reminded as well this Father's Day of the huge responsibility that I have as a father. There is now a little boy in my own life who is following in my footsteps. My prayer is that God will help me to be the daddy to Devin that I should be.
P.S. We will be attending SIMO (Summer Institute for Missionary Orientation) for the next two weeks, so I will probably not be posting anymore until after that is finished.
Posted by Rex and Missy McDowell at 7:59 PM
Thursday, June 12, 2008
Posted by Rex and Missy McDowell at 9:28 PM
Tuesday, June 10, 2008
I felt the Lord's definite touch and help in both of our Sunday services this past weekend, and I want to thank Him for that. One thing that really concerns me about deputation is how easy it would be to get in a rut and simply give another presentation that I had given a number of times before. God has been reminding me of the importance of prayer in order to keep our services fresh and anointed. It would be easy to look ahead at our coming ministry on the missionfield and focus entirely on that. However, our present ministry is our deputation services, and I want to be faithful to give them my best. We would appreciate your prayers as we continue down the deputation road.
Posted by Rex and Missy McDowell at 7:41 AM
Saturday, June 7, 2008
Below are some pictures from my familie's trip that we took last week to Washington, DC.
This trip was my first time to visit the changing of the guard at Arlington Cemetery. It was a fascinating ceremony. We also visited the botanical gardens, the air and space museum, and the zoo.
Uh, oh, Uncle Jeffrey's going to get me!
Oh, for a .22!
Posted by Rex and Missy McDowell at 8:35 AM
Thursday, June 5, 2008
Yesterday was our third anniversary, and I want to publicly express how much I love my wife. It is amazing that three years can fly by so quickly, but they have been three great years. I was thanking God again today for blessing me with such a wonderful wife and little boy. Thanks, Missy, for being my best friend and such a wonderful wife and mother.
Posted by Rex and Missy McDowell at 2:37 PM
Tuesday, June 3, 2008
My parents and my youngest brother Jeffrey left today for a ten-week trip to Honduras and Guatemala. They will mainly be working in Honduras, spending nine out of the ten weeks there. I'm sure that they would appreciate your prayers as they are ministering this summer. My mom will be working in the clinic, and my dad will be teaching, preaching, and probably helping in a dozen other ways.
Last night we had my family over for one last meal before they left. It was a very enjoyable and relaxing evening. After supper we went fishing in our pond. Jeffrey got rather perturbed over the fact that I had caught five bass before anyone else even caught a fish. When it was all said and done, I caught six, and my two brothers, my dad, and Missy all caught one.
Posted by Rex and Missy McDowell at 9:13 AM