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Sep
22

Welcome New Missionaries – Derek & Jane Waller!

              Derek & Jane Waller               in Yei, South Sudan We welcome Church Mission Society missionaries, Rev Derek & Jane Waller, from England who are coming to the Diocese shortly.   Please pray for Jane’s visa to come through as soon as possible.  (They […]

Sep
21

Action Ideas for Life – Reversing RU-486 Abortion Pill

Each month we will  offer a list of action ideas so you can defend, honor, and celebrate Life in your churches and communities on our Take Action page.  This month, we are looking at reversing the RU-486 abortion pill. “It’s too late.” We are, unfortunately, all familiar with the chilling sense of regret that comes with these […]

Sep
20

September 24th, 2017 – Sixteenth Sunday After Pentecost

Jonah 3:10—4:11 When God saw what they did, how they turned from their evil way, God relented of the disaster that he had said he would do to them, and he did not do it (Jonah 3:10). The book of Jonah doesn’t specifically recount the sins of the Ninevites that caused the Lord to send […]

Sep
20

Back to School Backpacks (Harvey Relief)

Sharing a story of the impact of post-Harvey relief efforts, this week’s blog comes from Nancy-Page Clark, member of Church of the Apostles, Houston. Before Hurricane Harvey hit, we [at Church of the Apostles, or COTA] were already planning on doing a backpack drive for Love Elementary, one of the highest-need schools in Houston, and […]

Sep
19

‘Follow Me’ (By Manik Corea)

It was my first time in Paris. Emerging from a railway station, I struggled to find my bearings with a map. A Frenchman offered to help me get where I needed to go. Unfortunately, I spoke no French—nor he any English. So, we communicated by sign and he gestured in grunts and hand signs where […]

Sep
18

Irma Updates

Support Irma Relief Monday September 18, 2017 Irma may be a distant memory for the Weather Channel, but those effected by rising waters and fallen trees are still in need. Here is a website coordinating a variety of efforts to get aid and labor to where it is needed most. All Souls Anglican Church is […]

Sep
18

Facing Outwards

When asked which way she was facing, the Queen at first said she would need to think about it…but soon she said clearly and with great conviction: “I am facing outwards…what I see in the picture is my past and it is behind me. My future, known only to God, lies before me…outside the picture.” […]

Sep
18

Mentoring: An Important Form of Discipleship

Group 21. Jakarta, Indonesia. August 2016. The Lausanne Movements’ Younger Leaders Gathering was finally getting underway, and I was excited to meet my mentoring group of six up-and-coming Christian leaders from all over the world. We were assigned a place and time to meet up, take roll and make quick introductions, but then we could […]

Sep
17

Which way are you facing?

The Queen has a lovely ink drawing given to her by Louise and Marianne on her wedding day to Oom Corrie. For those of you who don’t know, the Queen is my mum-in-law. She is 92 years young and still going strong. Today I asked her about the drawing…which way is she facing? Is she […]

Sep
16

Newsletter: September 2017

When Louise and I teach the Disciple Making (Strategy) Training Module, we always see the lights come on during the lesson on the timeline of Peter’s growth as a disciple. Perhaps there is a little bit of Peter in everyone of us and we can identify with his reluctance in the beginning, his zeal as […]

Sep
14

Irate Irma

Donate Now On the heels of Hurricane Harvey, Hurricane Irma has brought flood waters, loss of power, and general havoc to the southeastern United States. After causing widespread devastation across the Caribbean, Irma’s damage to the mainland U.S. was—in some ways—not as grave as expected. However, for a storm as big as Irma, this still […]

Sep
14

Gauteng, Swaziland, and Beyond! Day Twenty-One.

A friend commented on my complaint of noisy guesthouses in one of my blog posts. She said I needed to use earplugs. The same day I received a WhatsApp message from a colleague at GtC asking for prayer for her brother and sister-in-law who woke up in the middle of the night to find an […]

Sep
14

Awarding the Culture of Death – Planned Parenthood’s “Public Service” Achievement

I think we need to apologize to the Nazis who were found guilty of mass murdering 6 million Jewish people in the Holocaust. In fact, it may be time for them to be given an award! Why would I suggest this? The same day Planned Parenthood published an article in the Journal of the American […]

Sep
12

Sunday September 17th, 2017 – Fifteenth Sunday After Pentecost

Psalm 103 For as high as the heavens are above the earth, so great is his steadfast love toward those who fear him (Psalm 103:11). Our family has a children’s board book called Guess How Much I Love You by Sam McBratney.  It is a sweet book recounting a “competition” between Little Nutbrown Hare and […]

Sep
12

The Church – in Unity and Mission (By Manik Corea)

The picture that first comes to your mind when you hear the word ‘church’ reveals a great deal. If you thought of anything other than people, you were being decidedly un-biblical. The Church is not a place we go to, but a people we are. ‘Church’ in the New Testament always means the people of […]

Sep
11

Sunday September 10th, 2017 – Fourteenth Sunday After Pentecost  

I shall walk in a wide place, for I have sought your precepts (). When raising children, it is unusual, when they are young, for parents to give reasons for the their rules.  What they need is to hear the command, and learn to comply.  A child needs to learn to stay away from electrical […]

Sep
11

The Artist’s Way: Being a Blessing to Refugees

Twenty-five years ago, I went to Nepal on my first mission trip. I was moved to learn that Christianity supersedes cultural differences! When I returned to the United States, I took the Perspectives on World Missions Class. What an eye-opener for me! During the intervening twenty-five years Genesis 12:2 has challenged me, which I interpret […]

Sep
11

Rejoice and dance!

I was gazing lethargically out at the ocean when my attention became riveted to a young boy and his father. They approached a table nearby, and by the end of their interaction, I was left contemplating my trust, and confidence in my Heavenly Father. The child pointed excitedly to a tiny, folded object in the […]

Sep
10

Gauteng, Swaziland, and Beyond! Day Eighteen.

Shades of Gambela…there was a slaughter house right outside our gate in Gambela where people would gather after sunset and catch-up on community time until late every night…loudly. Finally the din would subside, but by 5 AM the noise of passers-by would pick up again. Last night, two dogs decided this was their time for […]

Sep
10

Gauteng, Swaziland, and Beyond! Day Seventeen.

Louise woke up at 1 AM…not quite the time to get ready to leave, so she went and sat in the lounge and completed her 60 Day Chronological Study on the Life of Jesus. I continued sleeping…until about 3 AM when she returned. Louise is not known for stealth and silence. So we tossed and […]