A Good Thing

Tim Hoke on May 4, 2013 Comments (2335)

  Proverbs 18:22 says, “He who finds a wife finds a good thing and obtains favor from the LORD.”  My wife, Cheri, turns sixty today.  Thirty-six years ago, if you had told me I would be married to a sixty-year-old woman, I would have laughed out loud.  When first I spied her at church in an evening service, I thought I’d seen an angel (and no, I am not a charismatic).  Thirty-six years later, I know my first impression was correct.  She was (and is) an angel.  It has been my privilege to watch the Holy Spirit work in Cheri’s life...

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About Pal

Pal Hoke on February 14, 2013 Comments (581)

Well, someone in the Hoke household needs to be responsible!   I guess it falls to me.  My pets, Tim and Cheri, say they are way too busy to write a monthly report, but I think they are just lazy.  So this is my take on things here in Uganda. It’s been over four years now since Mom and Dad stuffed me in a box and loaded me with the luggage in the belly of a plane to go to Africa.  I thought I would never forgive them.  But, to be fair, I must say that life is good for me...

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Our Lord's Birth

Tim Hoke on December 24, 2012 Comments (1641)

Beloved in Christ, Cheri and I pray that yours will be a Christ-centered Christmas as we remember the birth of our Lord and Savior.  Meditating on Scripture provides the mind of God.  May the Lord cause his spiritual gifts to overflow in your lives as you consider Isaiah's prophecy of Messiah's advent some six-hundred years before God's Son took to himself our true humanity and dwelt among us. Because God is redeeming a people for himself, Tim & Cheri African Bible University Kampala, Uganda For to us a child is born, to us a son is given; and the government shall...

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Once Upon a Time

Cheri Hoke on November 25, 2012 Comments (492)

  Once upon a time, in a land far, far away called Texas, my husband pastored Faith Presbyterian Church of San Antonio.  And it came to pass that while he was preaching one Sunday, he saw a family with 4 children sitting in a pew.  The oldest was a teenage boy who faithfully took notes on my husband's sermons.  This went on Sunday after Sunday and year after year.  Then the boy grew into a man, as boys are prone to do.  He went to Westminster Theological Seminary to learn to preach God's Word himself.  My husband wished him well...

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Face of the Future

Tim Hoke on October 25, 2012 Comments (1392)

“The world was created by God but is controlled by evil forces and ancestral spirits.” “God is the distant past and the distant future.  He doesn’t concern himself with the now.” “God is just a creator who then walked away.” “God is not a Father.  He is far away in heaven and has nothing to do with man’s problems, so man should have a god here on earth for his urgent needs.” “Children look at the world as a defiant place . . . they do not see a loving God or a merciful God, but only a difficult God.”...

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