Joe’s Podcast Episode #013

Greetings from West Africa!

It is so exciting to see what God has done here in West Africa in spite of us.  Thank you for your faithful prayers and support!  It is so nice to be able to have this time each week where we can connect with each other.   If you have questions, please fell free to call us at (936) 553-5234 and leave your message as a voice mail. If you have access to a computer with a microphone, you can click on the button on the right side of the screen that says “Send Voicemail” to ask a question. Once you click on that button, just follow the instructions, and the voicemail will be sent to my e-mail. We will do our best to answer all of the questions as part of future shows.  Or you can e-mail your question to us at, and I will read it as part of the show.

This week we have a question from Jacob Shaver.  Brother Jacob is a missionary preparing to go to the field of Mexico.  You can find out more about Brother Jacob and his family at his website  I have known the Shaver family for a long time, and just hearing from him this week brought back a lot of good memories – from fishing in Canada to teaching French in Oklahoma Baptist College where his wife was one of my students.

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Right now, Brother Jacob is in Bowie, Texas at the Baptist Bible Translators Institute, and he is enrolled in their Advanced Missionary Training Program.  This program is run by brother Rex Cobb.  I have heard great things about this program.  If you would like to know more about them, then  visit their website

Missionary Jacob Shaver asks his question by e-mail and I read, “How close do Ghanaians stay to extended families?  Is either their father’s side or mother’s side of the family more important?”

Come on and listen to the answer!

Last week, my cousin, Bonnie Kelly, asked about some stories that we listened to on records when we were kids.  Last week, I told the story of Pepe and Juan.  This week, I tell the story of “Myron and Byron and the Bird in the Vacuum Cleaner Hose!”  I hope you enjoy it as much as I have over the years!

Have a great week and God Bless!