Category Archives: Life Impact IMPACT

What Does Your Life Look Like Going Forward?

We are headed to Pine Valley, CA for the 3rd Life Impact Staff Conference! We started LI in 2003 in our Oasis in Sunriver, OR.  Our goal was to strengthen missionaries for the work God called them to.  The needs … Continue reading

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Meet Life Impact’s New President

Sheri and I are happy to announce that David and Theresa Knauss, long-term friends of ours from Central Asia ministry days, will be taking over the leadership of Life Impact as new President. This will allow us to support them … Continue reading

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Envisioning Life Impact’s Future

With a New Year comes my desire to look forward and envision what might happen and how the year might trend.  I find that an enriching exercise.  This year is a transition year for a couple reasons . . .

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Christian Worker Care IN and FROM a Place, an Oasis (7.5)

When you invest in a Life Impact Caregiver you are investing in a person and not a location.  Yes, a physical place — an Oasis — is somewhere on the planet, and there to serve as a base of operations. … Continue reading

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Pythons Create a Stressful Missionary Life! (2.19)

Some time ago I posted a blog on Missionary stress related to living in the same environment with snakes.  On the African Horn its the green or black mamba that is terrifying.  However the python can also cause havoc and … Continue reading

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The Holy Spirit’s NT Pattern (1.18)

 Often, as adults, we act like a 5-year old with God.  We go to Him in pray with this attitude,  “I wanna have that.”  “I wanna have that.”  “Boo hoo.  I can’t have that.”  “I wanna have that!”  You get … Continue reading

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We Can Help Churches and Mission Orgs Care for Their Workers (5.8)

If a Christian worker sent out by an organization or church leaves the field early for preventable reasons, there is a tremendous loss of investment.  The same is also true of a pastor who leaves the pulpit.  As some Oasis … Continue reading

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The “Oasis” is Making a Difference in Christian Worker Attrition (3.18)

Did you know that a recent FASICLD (Francis A. Schaeffer Institute of Church Leadership Development) survey of 1050 pastors determined that 35-40% of pastors actually do leave the ministry, and most after only five years!  And of

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Need Your Ministry FOG Lifted and a PLACE to Rest? (3.17)

Sometimes Christian workers wake up in the FOG of life and ministry.  Things look unclear, fuzzy, messy.  Taking a personal retreat at a Life Impact Oasis is helping some to clear up the fog, gain the rest, and move forward … Continue reading

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Blowing Out the Oasis Walls to Care for Workers (7.2)

Life Impact started with the vision to create places of emotional and spiritual safety where Christian workers can come and gain strength.  So our “Places of Retreat” have taken a prominent role in

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