Dustan’s First Mission Trip to Peru – 1999 [Photos]

POSTED ON July 30th  - POSTED IN Photos, Travel
My very first time to ever fly in an airline and my very first mission trip happened when I was seventeen years old. It changed my life forever, and I will never forget it. I still remember the first time I saw the clouds from above. As the sun set I felt like I was floating above a sea of cotton – like I was in route to heaven. But instead, we want to the beautiful and very unique city of Cuzco, Peru. Here are a few throw back pictures from that trip...

A Church Saved from Destruction

POSTED ON July 28th  - POSTED IN Missions, News & Updates
A few weeks or so I got a message from our dear friend and co-worker in Nepal. It was urgent. "Please pray. We built our church a few years ago, but now the person who made the loan is threatening us. If we do not pay immediately, they will shoot the doors of the church and lock us out. I have been threatened twice personally. Immediately, I took a look at our finances. Then I looked away and cringed...

Why You MUST Celebrate EVERY Small Victory

POSTED ON July 25th  - POSTED IN Life
My life is full of BIG projects. And when I say big, I mean huge two to three year jobs that seem to drag on and on and on. Doing big things takes time, especially when you are doing them yourself, and it is very easy to get bogged down and throw in the bloody towel. So today, I wanna share with you one way I've learned to get back up and keep moving forward...

Travel Tips: My Five Travel Commandments

POSTED ON July 22nd  - POSTED IN Travel
Travel Advice is one of those broad subjects that demands entire book shelves. But, there are a few things I have learned that supersede others. These are travel lessons I've learned to live by. Break them, and bad things will happen. That's why I call them My Five Travel Commandments...

What I’m Made to Do vs. What I live for

POSTED ON July 21st  - POSTED IN God, Life
The other day I was talking to God (prayer). He was telling me some things that I really need to get straight. I argued a little bit at first, but in the end I gave in. Some lessons are hard to accept, or rather hard to accept the fact that you have to learn the […]

Knowing God vs Accomplishing Goals

POSTED ON July 18th  - POSTED IN God, Life
This week was stressful. We've been working hard to post-produce the next season of The Revolutionary Life before our deadline in October. We're planing two more missions in South Asia. We're writing books. We're managing finances. And on top of it all, we see so much need around us, from here to Nepal, and we wanna help. But it has gotten a bit too heavy to carry. We are busy. We are productive. We're even spending our needed prayer time. But something has gotten off. Want to know [...]