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Pastor Ron's "Show and Tell" Posts

Lizard Lips 

Posted by Pastor Ron Monday, December 26, 2011 11:11:00 AM
Lizard Lips Begging Iguanas roamed to and fro along the stone wall looking for treats. We were told they are vegetarians which is true. We were also told that they do not have teeth. This is definitely not true! These lizard lips hide 120 razor sharp serrated teeth and can inflict a terrible... read more

Christmas Gifts 

Posted by Pastor Ron Sunday, December 25, 2011 8:00:00 AM
Christmas Gifts Some trace the gift giving tradition back to the Magi from the East who brought gifts of frankincense, myrrh and gold to honor Jesus the newborn King. Following through with this line of thought shouldn't we be bringing gifts to God instead of giving them to ourselves? And what gift... read more

Paint away the decay 

Posted by Pastor Ron Saturday, December 24, 2011 8:00:00 AM
Paint away the decay The building above and below are next door 'neighbors'. One was restored but is already showing signs of the decay that is waiting at the gate. The other seems to have given up altogether. The juxtaposition was jarring and illustrative. No amount of paint and maintenance will hold... read more

White washing the tombs 

Posted by Pastor Ron Friday, December 23, 2011 10:02:00 AM
White washing the tombs It was interesting to see the prominent placement and care given to the tombs on Curacao. Below two men are at work constructing a new tomb near the Church above. All of the buildings on Curacao seemed to require constant painting and maintenance. The tombs were no different.... read more

Caracara ~ the Mexican Eagle 

Posted by Pastor Ron Thursday, December 22, 2011 8:00:00 AM
Caracara ~ the Mexican Eagle The Crested Caracara is in the falcon family but will eat carrion like a vulture. Known elsewhere as the Mexican Eagle it is the largest bird of prey on Curacao. In the local language of Papiamento it is called the Warawara. They land with impunity on the prickly cactus and at... read more

When it rains it pours mosquitos 

Posted by Pastor Ron Wednesday, December 21, 2011 10:00:29 AM
When it rains it pours mosquitos Our trip to Curacao was during their rainy season. Being from the Pacific Northwest we are accustomed to rain. The instant mosquito hatch was another matter. After every rain hungry mosquitos appeared in droves to snack on us. We found the rain itself warm and refreshing. The local... read more

The not-so-universal 'NO' sign 

Posted by Pastor Ron Tuesday, December 20, 2011 9:24:00 AM
The not-so-universal 'NO' sign No smoking ~ No open flame. Even if it wasn't spelled out in three languages you get the message. Very helpful having the red circle with a slash going through the prohibited activity. So what does the above mean? Make your u-turn here? They sure didn't leave much room! In ... read more

Lion Fish ~ it's on the menu! 

Posted by Pastor Ron Monday, December 19, 2011 8:00:00 AM
Lion Fish ~ it's on the menu! This is another one of those 'if you touch it you will cry all day and all night' marine creatures. Very beautiful but the spines on the Lion Fish are poisonous and the pain is said to be excruciating. Warning signs are posted at every beach on Curacao. Unfortunately they are not... read more

Streng Verboden 

Posted by Pastor Ron Sunday, December 18, 2011 8:00:00 AM
Streng Verboden The Queen Juliana Bridge looked to be the perfect place to take a picture of the Willemstad. Not only was it a high vantage point but the sign seemed to show a pedestrian. Shane against his better judgment dropped Robin, Maddie and Me off on the side of the freeway and we made our way... read more

Willemstad day and night 

Posted by Pastor Ron Saturday, December 17, 2011 9:31:00 AM
Willemstad day and night Willemstad is the capitol of Curacao. A beautiful harbor city with colorful buildings and bustling activity day and night. The harbor is spanned by a high arched bridge for vehicle traffic and a floating pontoon bridge for pedestrians. The pontoon bridge opens partially many times during... read more
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Pastor Carl and Drea DeyArmin

Pastor Carl and Drea DeyArmin served with Village Missions at North River Community Church in Vesta WA for almost 5 years and begin their ministry as Pastor of Machias Community Church Dec 2016.

Ron and Marilyn Sallee (served as pastor through November 2016)

Ron and Marilyn Sallee

Pastor Ron & Marilyn served Machias Community Church for 31 years from Oct 1985 through Nov 2016 and are now serving Village Missions as the Contenders Discipleship Initiative Director.

Notes for Shepherds (by Pastor Ron)

Thoughts I want to share with pastors.

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Notes for Sheep (by Pastor Ron)

Thoughts that I want to share with the flock.