Posts with the tag “pastor-don-long”
by Pastor Don Long on August 11th, 2023
Impact: “Having a strong effect on someone or something.” I’ve been thinking about those who’ve had an effect on my life, one in particular: Tom Heaton.Tom and I shared a dorm room in the commuter housing of Christian Theological Seminary from 1993-1997. He became a great friend and mentor (he’s a few years older than me ). We’ve been friends and colleagues ever since. Tom adopted two boys—Jose an...
Back From the Mountain
by Pastor Don Long on July 21st, 2023
I just got back from a week-long youth mission trip to Mountain TOP in the Cumberland Mountains of Tennessee. Twenty-one (15 students and six adults) missionaries spent a week either leading Day Camp or laboring on work teams building, repairing, painting and improving the lives and homes of people as servants of the Lord. It was a great week! Likewise, I’m getting ready to lead a team of six to M...
by Becky Long on June 2nd, 2023
Becky and I recently visited with good friends in Spokane Washington (and I also got to have a coffee with Jen Russell who lives there). I started each morning with a great hike in the mountains, and on one particular morning I found myself trekking through some pretty dense evergreen forest. I noticed there was a lot of undergrowth, including moss, ferns, Oregon Sunflower, pinecones, etc. But I ...