A Great Need

The San Diego Military Community is one of the largest concentrations of American military personnel in the world with approximately 120,000 active duty and another 240,000 or so veterans living and working in the San Diego area. Sitting in the bullseye of this massive military community is Coronado Island, home of the Naval Air Station […]


This month’s letter is from my wife, Joyce, as she expresses our gratitude to you in thisseason of Thanksgiving. David My laptop wallpaper is a beautiful Oregon field, backdropped by rolling hills and a rainbow arching above. I didn’t choose this photo for its beauty, or even for the rainbow which is always a reminder […]

Hospitality: Sharing and Receiving

Hospitality represents the very heart of God and is central to the ministry of Cadence. I trust you will be encouraged by our dear friend, Eric Anderson’s, testimony below. Eric is an elder at Faith Church in Albuquerque, NM and a Cadence Limited-Term staff member. My wife Teresa briefly visited a Cadence hospitality house in […]


Most wind turbines must face the wind. Their ability to generate electricity depends on the long blades being pushed by the greatest possible force of the wind. Thus, the pivot—they move to face the wind and maximize the effectiveness of their work.


This past weekend I enjoyed speaking at the dedication of Cadence’s newest hospitality house, The Gathering Place, at Ft. Carson, Colorado.

Cadence in the News: F.E. Warren Air Force Base

The F.E. Warren Air Force Base recently shared a story about one man’s search for community and how he found it on-base. I’m shy. I don’t really know how to introduce myself or carry on a conversation, and it tends to make interactions awkward. I know it’s my job within Public Affairs to talk to […]

Fix Your Eyes

In September, as an effort to save money, I sold our second vehicle and bought a moped from a Marine friend. This decision made sense financially and seemed reasonable since Okinawa may be the best place to make such a transition. I had hesitations at first, but I am happy with the decision and I […]

An Unexpected Gift

Greetings and Merry Christmas! This advent season is a special one for the Jolin’s. God has given us a special gift this year. A baby girl! She is a gift so far out of our comprehension, that we honestly believed it was not possible. On Nov 20, 2017 Brianne Marie Jolin came into the world. […]

Cadence in the News: Fort Jackson

Reach Out Columbia, “an inspirational Christian magazine serving the Midlands of South Carolina and beyond,” recently highlighted the need for Christian ministry to the military and specifically two Cadence ministries serving the Ft. Jackson community. Read the full article here.          

Ft. Benning – A New Ministry is Founded

  Our ministry is people . . . Well, it was done. Officially. “Cadence International, Ft. Benning, – Koinonia House” was now an actual thing. Worshipful song had been lifted; Holy Scripture, pondered; Moving poetry, expressed; Affirming words, spoken; Time-Capsule, safely entombed. With heart-felt prayer, every room anointed. What was left of our day of […]