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Pearls at Olelo Christian Academy

Megan Van Vuren

  Mike demonstrated the art of throwing knives, tomahawks, shovels, even nails at Olelo Christian Academy in Kauai, Hawaii! He followed up with a challenge to the student body to remain faithful to preaching the gospel of Jesus Christ.     … Read more

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First Pearl grandchild published!

No Greater Joy Ministries

Ashley (shown with Mike in the picture) is the first Pearl grandchild to be published! Ashley, 10 years old, and Debi wrote this together, and it was published in the Kauai newspaper today! Be sure to read all about “The Embarrassed Rooster of Kauai!”

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Tagalog Good and Evil

No Greater Joy Ministries

We’re reprinting Good and Evil in the Tagalog language! Rick Batson distributes these over in the Philippines to Muslim school students (more info here).

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Bonfires and Beaches in Hawaii

Megan Van Vuren

Mike and Debi are enjoying spending time with their grandkids as well as speaking and ministering in Hawaii! Leave it to Big Papa to find a way to roast SIX hot dogs over the bonfire at once! It was a … Read more

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Where are Mike and Debi?

Megan Van Vuren

Mike and Debi are speaking in Hawaii! The will be doing several special events at Crossroads Kauai on topics such as homeschooling, parenting and marriage, plus a special knife and tomahawk throwing demonstration and outreach! Get more information on when … Read more

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Have You Ever Had a Heavenly Hug?

Megan Van Vuren

A few weeks ago we traveled down to Georgia to the Kingdom Dominion Church for a Valentine couples conference. Many couples attend, some married for a long time. The crowd obviously had a very good time hearing the messages. There … Read more

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Great White Throne Tracts Are Here!

Megan Van Vuren

We were so excited to see the truck pull up to deliver the first printing of the Great White Throne gospel tracts! We are now shipping them out– have you received yours yet? These tracts are a powerful way to … Read more

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Megan Van Vuren

Big Papa and the Brand grands spent the morning out netting crawdads on the Tennessee river!

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Spring Has SPRUNG at Cane Creek

Megan Van Vuren

After a long, cold, icy winter, Spring has finally come to central TN! The grandkids are taking full advantage of the sunny, warm mid-70’s weather on the trampoline, and Debi has been busy preparing her garden for spring planting.

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What Did Mike Do Today?

Megan Van Vuren

Two guys from Indiana have been helping Mike split Beech tree logs the past couple of days. We thinned out a large amount of these trees from the wooded hills that surround the No Greater Joy office a couple of … Read more

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