Category Archives: Spiritual

To Hong Kong

Although I had been to Hong Kong twice and Elle once, our boys had never been there.  I was able to have them meet all the people that had been to the Willans’ prayer meeting.  The Christian, former Triad leader, … Continue reading

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From Sydney to Bali

Our church had missionaries in Bali.  They were about to begin construction of a church there, so our first stop in returning to the US was a stop in Bali for about a week. We flew from Sydney to Bali … Continue reading

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Project for the Mount Newman Railway

The Mount Newman Railway, a private railway owned by BHP Billiton that transports iron ore from Mount Whaleback to Port Hedland, Western Australia, needed some seismic work done as part of a grade realignment.   We stayed at a field camp … Continue reading

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I go to Catholic Church with Philip Lui

The day following our extraordinary experience with the rain at Tai Po, I met Philip Lui at the Catholic Church he attended.  As we took our places in Church, he said, “I haven’t said confession for a long time. He … Continue reading

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Rain event near Tai Po harbor

On my second project at Hong Kong later in 1975, we did seismic traverses in the hills around Tai Po harbor, north of Kowloon.  I had a new assistant named Philip Lui. The last traverse area was on a prominent … Continue reading

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Rain event at Junk Bay

The Hong Kong project was near its end.  My wife had joined me, and I had two more seismic traverses to do, both on the hills around Junk Bay.  It would take only a half day, but rain clouds were … Continue reading

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What grabbed my arm?

One of the paths we followed on our way to our exploration sites led past a number of Christian burials.  These graves were burials like those found in European and American countries, with a headstone, often having a picture of … Continue reading

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Lunch on the hills near Tai Po

One main goal of the new land reclamation initiative in Hong Kong was to fill part of Tai Po Harbor with dirt from the nearby hills, so our work took us to the undeveloped hills behind Tai Po Harbor. There … Continue reading

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An extraordinary Sunday in Sydney

After my experiences with missionaries  in Hong Kong I was well into the charismatic movement, both in Hong Kong and Australia. One Sunday I attended a mass evangelistic meeting at the Hordern Pavilion, a huge meeting hall in a Sydney … Continue reading

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Concern for Australian friends

While at a prayer meeting in Hong Kong I had asked for prayer for Geoff and Pat, a couple that my wife and I had met at church in Sydney.  They were not Christians, and were new migrants to Australia … Continue reading

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