“Immeasurably More…”

On my morning walk, I soaked in the beauty of the fresh Colorado air as my thoughts wandered to the miracle that has been unfolding. I was thanking the Father for the final approval needed for Oceans’ non-profit status in South Africa and utterly amazed realizing the official transfer of property from Azusa Pacific University […]

“Honey, the Church is Here!”

Blog by TJ Spykstra. It was a hot Colorado evening and there was little relief from the sun. After work I made my way down to Colfax, where a group of believers from various congregations join every Tuesday to walk alongside those who are “living” in the motels there. Most of those in the motels […]

“Do you want to go to Israel with me??”

Oceans Ministries is planning another Israel trip in 2020, so I asked Kathy Vandertuig and John DeVries to share a few highlights from our last trip to give you a taste of the gift of visiting the land of Promise. “Do you want to go to Israel with me??”  These words had been spoken to […]

When the God of Creation Speaks …

Sitting down with my freshly brewed coffee in one hand and Bible in the other my quiet time was abruptly interrupted two mornings in a row. The first morning the visitor just starred at me through the window until I raised my hand to wave and she scatted off. Same time, same place the very […]

Taking the Long View

In our instant fast paced culture it is good to be reminded to put on the brakes and take the long view of God’s glorious Kingdom plan. My wife Patty introduced me to the prayer reflection below and it helped me reframe my thoughts about looking at life and ministry with vision that goes beyond […]

Finding the Father’s Heart in Lesotho, Africa

Written by Mike Verkaik As I write this I am riding through the streets of Lesotho. It is 6:45 AM and the streets are crowded with taxis and people, thousands of them.  As we crawl down the street the walkers pass us by, all heading to a small entrance in a fence leading to another […]