Category Archives: Life Impact Staff

Bloom Where We’re Planted!

Being servants where God has put us and being content to serve Him there, is the theme of this post from Mark Brewster, LI Staff Oasis Host in Lewiston, ID. “One of the dangers of living in our American consumer … Continue reading

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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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When Unmet Expectations Slam Us!

When we move into ministry, we have expectations, often subconscious.  Then we hit the wall and many of those are shattered.  This experience turns our world upside down — we are no longer in control.  Ever have that happen to … Continue reading

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Personal Trials Create Deeper Ministry

Our Life Impact Staff are missionaries too.  They go out to establish an Oasis to care for Christian Workers.  But they also have the same needs the missionaries do.  They wrestle with the same issues.  There’s a value in that, … Continue reading

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How Important is Your Calling?

This blog post is from Mark Brewster.  He and his wife, Jayne, host Shepherd’s Rest, the Life Impact Lewiston, ID Oasis.  Mark comes to LI from years as a Senior Pastor.  Here he is challenging us to stay true to … 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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What’s Dave up to with Thrive Mentor?

I’m sorry that I have not been able to send regular posts related to Missionary Care through this Thrive Mentor blog.  My cancer journey has been more intense than I realized with the many and various hospital and doc visits; … Continue reading

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Younger Caregivers Needed to Minister to the Millennials

While at a Pastors-to-Missionary Conference a few years ago, the question was asked, “How many of you caregivers attending this event are under 50 years of age?”  of the 80 of us in the room about six hands went up.

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Help Your Missionaries Spiritually

I highlighted Tim & Lynn Westberg, and their Shelter Pines Oasis, recently.  Another Partner of ours is Dave and Irene Lewis, of the Baan Sa’bai Oasis in Indiana.  Dave writes a blog, Paracletos, for missionaries and mission churches.  In the … Continue reading

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