Spiderman @ The Rock

Emily and I asked the Rock, our church in Portland, for donations of kids socks, underwear, and costumes for the trip to Guatemala.  This week, we spoke with the children who came to VBS and challenged them to bring in these same items.  We arranged individual suitcases for boys and girls donations during VBS and … More Spiderman @ The Rock


Life can be lived either comfortably or very risky and dangerous.  I think that God would like us to be the latter, though we must put Him first when moving into that territory.  Emily and I lived in Terre Haute for our first 4 years of marriage.  During that time, we were blessed to have … More Replanted


Geoff Moore, a Christian music artist, went on a mission trip to Guatemala and Honduras.  During his trip there, he too became so connected to the children and the mission of Christ  that he desired for everything different between the orphans and himself to be erased.  Myself along with many friends that have gone to … More Erase

Shelby Erin Kleptz

My new neice, Shelby Erin Kleptz, was born Tuesday morning, April 8, 2008 in Union Hospital.  I’m awaiting to get the official specs on her, but I know she weighed just over 3 pounds.  Jeanie and the new baby are both doing fine.   Photos can be accessed via the Photos link on this site, then … More Shelby Erin Kleptz

West Vigo High School – Class of 1998 Reunion

It’s hard to believe that it’s been 10 years since I graduated from high school!  It was announced last week that the West Vigo High School – Class of 1998 will hold its first reunion on Saturday, August 2, 2008.    The events scheduled are:  (1) Family Picnic Lunch at Deming Park: Oubache Shelter, Noon (2) … More West Vigo High School – Class of 1998 Reunion

Guatemala Home Improvement

During one of the mornings we had to do construction work at the San Gabriel orphanage, Dave Parks demonstrates how to secure the boys beds through an instructional home improvement video. I wasn’t actually there while this was happening as I was sick back at the hotel, but definitely thought this was worth posting.