Author Archives: John

Follow John as he drives to Guadalajara!

So I’ve brought back the real-time tracker. Starting tomorrow morning you should be able to track my progress as I travel at http://thebjorgens.net/map.php . If all the technology cooperates, you should be able to follow me in real time as well as get updates on what I’m currently thinking. Adios America! Viva Mexico!…

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Malachi Diagnosis

Malachi was able to get his MRI today and received a positive diagnosis. Malachi has Cerebral Palsy. The basics are: The term cerebral palsy refers to any one of a number of neurological disorders that appear in infancy or early childhood and permanently affect body movement and muscle coordination but don’t worsen over time. Even…

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Please pray for Basil de Klerk

For those who don’t know, Basil is the director of the Belize Mission and Retreat with whom we have served the last 3 years. He is very ill and in the hospital, awaiting med-evac to the US. What started as an infection has become meningoencephalitis (infection of both the fluid in the sac surrounding the…

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Approaching Critical Mass

This post is both a praise and a request for prayer. Over the past couple months, the men’s outreach in Gales Point has been growing in every way imaginable. Tonight we had over twenty men and young men gathered together to explore whether you can tell if a person is a Christian simply by their…

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March Update

March did come roaring in like a lion for us. The Belize Mission was booked solid with teams for last month. We helped where we were needed and the girls enjoyed participating in a couple of VBS’s that the teams put on. The teams did a great job ministering, constructing, painting, and being flexible. We…

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We made it to Orlando

God is good! We actually had a fairly smooth travel day. The only problems we had were that to travel internationally with an infant on your lap, you have to have a paper ticket. The people at the check-in desk in Belize were very nice about it though, and spent almost an hour getting us…

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Mel – internationally acclaimed speaker

Well, sorta. In Belize anyway. Last month, Mel was asked to speak at the Brethren national women’s prayer breakfast. It went extremely well. She was thankful for all of your prayers, and felt the Spirit really helped to articulate the message God had placed on her heart. It was well-received by the ladies that were…

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Death and Taxes

So they say the only sure things in life are death and taxes. Well, we’re working hard at trying to prepare people for the former, but we’re also facing a little bit of the latter. We’re preparing to make the very last payment on the property where the mission is located, and with the payment…

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