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Jul
19

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Jul
18

Farming God’s Way

Do you have a garden where you grow fruit and vegetables? Are you having a good harvest this year? For many of us, a backyard garden is a luxury. We get fresh vegetables and we enjoy being outside as we work in the garden. If our plants don’t do well we are disappointed, but we […]

Jul
18

Sunday July 23rd, 2017 – Seventh Sunday After Pentecost

For you formed my inward parts; you knitted me together in my mother’s womb. I praise you, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made. Wonderful are your works; my soul knows it very well. My frame was not hidden from you, when I was being made in secret, intricately woven in the depths of the […]

Jul
18

Church Planting in France

Those true Christians who have ever traveled in Europe will know that the evidence of past Christian faith is everywhere. Place names, existing buildings, and ruins—once symbolic of a lived faith, and used in direct support of that faith—are scattered all over the continent, but the living communities that built and named them are gone. […]

Jul
17

Devoted to the Apostles Teaching So That…

Loyalty is practically a genetic defect in my family. Once we commit to something whether it is a civic organization we’ve joined or a job we’ve taken, we are ‘loyal to a fault’ as we say in the South. I still keep in touch with some people that I went to kindergarten with! My husband […]

Jul
14

Getting to Know the Anglicans – A Newbie’s Reflections of the 2017 Assembly

After growing up in an environment where I heard the name of Jesus, attended church occasionally, and even claimed to be a Christian, it still was not until I was 18 years old that I truly experienced a relationship with our Savior and understood what it meant to be loved endlessly by the Creator of […]

Jul
14

Something beautiful

Suzy had been longing to get back into urban ministry.  Not long ago, she was driving down the main street in Flor del Campo, a route she takes often to go to our school, when she saw a small house for rent right across the street from the “cancha” – the large soccer field.  She […]

Jul
12

Sunday, July 16th, 2017 – Sixth Sunday After Pentecost

Brothers and sisters, we are debtors, not to the flesh, to live according to the flesh– for if you live according to the flesh, you will die; but if by the Spirit you put to death the deeds of the body, you will live. For all who are led by the Spirit of God are […]

Jul
12

“It is Human Nature” – Relief Update 2017

Archbishop Daniel Deng, ARDF Global Trustee “It is human nature. As they grow up, they keep killing each other!” These words from Archbishop Daniel Deng of Sudan are depressing. And indeed the situation in South Sudan is heartbreaking. With the worst humanitarian crisis occurring since World War II, the fact that over 20 million people […]

Jul
11

Why Do We Disobey God?

Why Do We Disobey God? “But I do not”, you might be saying. But I dare to challenge you. As I write, Cynthia and I are just settling in to a small farmhouse in the Brittany peninsula of France. We have come for two months to help Matt & Katie Riley with their new work […]

Jul
10

Standing with Israel, July 2017

Perhaps some of our readers have seen the movie or read the book The Zookeeper's Wife recently. Based on a true story of the overseers of the famed Warsaw (Poland) Zoo, this couple saved the lives of over 300 Jewish men, women and children by extricating them from the Warsaw Ghetto before its inhabitants were […]

Jul
10

10,000 Reasons

It’s another day. Another Monday. I really didn´t want to get out of bed this morning and go to school. It was one of those mornings where you want nothing more than to just roll back over and sleep for 5 more days. I could also see my breath when I woke up this morning, […]

Jul
10

The Oldest Command in the Books

It’s easy to compare the Old and New Testaments and think of missionary activity – the outward focused spread of faith in the God of the universe – as something new and unprecedented until Jesus’ time. After all, there is little evidence that Israelites traveled very far outside the Promised Land except as prisoners of […]

Jul
08

Trip to the Eastern Cape: Day 15

I was reminded of our donkeys on my father’s farm as we travelled back home yesterday. Speed was not their forte on the way from their place of abode…but just turn them around! The moment they realised they were headed on back to the kraal, they galloped as if a demon from hell itself was […]

Jul
07

Fr. James & the Power of Prayer – Inspiring Stories of Life Ministry

How did you get started in this ministry? I began actively advocating for the unborn in the summer of 2015 when the undercover videos from David Daleiden made their rounds on social media. For me, it was about the abortion victims. My wife was in the early stages of pregnancy with my youngest child, and, […]

Jul
06

Trip to the Eastern Cape: Day 14

I have the Man Cold. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VbmbMSrsZVQ Louise will tell you I am a miserable sod when I have a cold…I’m bad enough when I’m healthy, but when I have a cold I become a pitiful, pathetic please-feel-sorry-for-me blob. Well, maybe not quite that bad, but I do feel very sorry for myself when I have a cold. […]

Jul
06

Abortion and Rape

I was talking to a friend of mine, who also is pro-life.  While she is opposed to abortion, she said that abortion in cases of rape should be an exception, as the victim shouldn’t have to suffer the anguish of being reminded of the rape through pregnancy.   Do you think abortion in cases of rape […]

Jul
06

Promises Kept in Malaysia

After years of waiting, relocated villagers in East Malaysia have a completed place to worship. Finally, after years of waiting, the villagers of  “Bengoh Dam Resettlement Scheme” have a place to worship! Why is the area called “Dam Resettlement Scheme?” Because four indigenous villages were displaced to make way for a new hydroelectric dam in […]

Jul
05

Facing a Task Unfinished

Last week, I attended the ACNA (Anglican Church in North America) Provincial Assembly in Wheaton, IL along with several other SAMS missionaries and 1400 Anglicans!  While it made for some very long days, I have to say that I was so encouraged in so many ways.  The theme of “Mission on our Doorstep” addressed needs […]

Jul
05

Trip to the Eastern Cape: Day 13

Today was a driving day…that’s basically all we did all day. We left East London at 7:30, admittedly a little later than we had planned, but both of us were…actually are…tired. We had no meetings and, other than Louise calling Mother’s Union and AWF leaders to remind them of a breakfast on July 15 when […]