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Jan
17

The Value of Education

“Intelligence plus character – that is the goal of education.” In 1947, Martin Luther King, Jr. wrote these words in his short essay, “The Purpose of Education.” Students at Tumaini Academy in Northern Kenya Over 70 years later, these words still ring true.  ARDF is blessed to partner with many local leaders who are implementing […]

Jan
17

Letter from the Archbishop: World Mission Sunday

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ, Happy New Year 2018! As we turn our calendars over to a new year, all sorts of opportunities, challenges and activities spread themselves out before us like the abundance of Christmas cookies most of us enjoyed recently (maybe a little too much)! We all have our seasonal holiday favorites, […]

Jan
16

God’s Results in 2018?

I am persuaded that all those who are used by God to accomplish His will pay attention to the outcome of their effort. They are focused on results. What did God ask me to do?What has come to pass because of my efforts? What is different because of last year’s ministry? Is anything improved because […]

Jan
15

A Matter of the Heart – The Patient Pro-Life Work of Touching Souls

Abortion has touched my life deeply in ways that, for personal reasons, I cannot share in a public forum. In addition, as a pastor for 40 years, I have known many men and women working through the profound suffering associated with abortion. I recount that history not to present myself as an expert—I am not—but […]

Jan
15

Derek and Jane Waller’s Newsletter from Toliara

U.S.A. Donors can also give by check payable to:SAMS-USA, PO Box 399, Ambridge, PA 15003. Memo: – Diocese of Toliara or McGregor Support “We have come to worship him!” Matthew 2:2 It was our second morning in Toliara.  Just before 6 a.m., everyone on the cathedral compound was making their way silently to the cathedral.  […]

Jan
15

Four Funerals and a Wedding

“Johann, you cannot plan anything for December or January. Seriously, the country closes down during that period.” Sage advice as this is exactly what happened…even some churches in southern Namibia shut their doors as people flocked to the coast to get away from the heat! My aunt had died early December…she was the last of […]

Jan
15

Remembering Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

January 15th, 2018 by Global Teams Related About the Author: Global Teams Global Teams equips and sends field partners from many nations to multiply disciples of Jesus within cultures least familiar with the Gospel. Posted in General, Comments Feed: RSS 2.0

Jan
11

IrmaRelief.faith – An Anglican Restoration Ministry

This week we hear from Rev. Ric Smith of the Diocese of the Gulf Atlantic Coast, updating us on the recent efforts of IrmaRelief.faith in southern Florida. In September, the peninsula of Florida was ravaged by Hurricane Irma from the Keys and Miami in the south to Jacksonville and Tallahassee, 350 miles to the north.  […]

Jan
10

San Francisco for Life – A Reflection of the Impact of the West Coast Walk for Life

This article was written in February 2017 and reflects on the 2017 Walk for Life.  Our hope is that it will encourage you to join us for the 2018 Walk for Life and even attend the 2018 Life Symposium, as well!   “God… from my mother’s womb had set me apart and called me through […]

Jan
09

And None Shall Perish: The Church in SE Asia

We lived in the island nation of Singapore as expats in the early 80s and considered the Anglican church we visited “sleepy” and moved on to join a multicultural, Spirit-filled Presbyterian church. But the Lord was at work and through a powerful movement of the Holy Spirit the Anglican church came to life and grew […]

Jan
09

What on Earth are You Doing? (By Manik Corea)

When Jesus gave his Final Command (Matthew 28:19-20) on a mountain top to eleven tired, partly-doubting deer-in-the-light disciples who were probably pinching themselves at His sight, Jesus enunciated their on-going work as that of ‘making disciples of all nations.’ This was to encompass all peoples and all times and so necessitated becoming the on-going task […]

Jan
08

Won’t Muslims just Integrate?

I’ve been an Anglican minister working for, with, and among Muslims now for well over a decade–much of that in Muslim-majority cities and countries. In the Muslim world there is no concern about integration. I don’t even know what that word is in Arabic, and I’m pretty good at Arabic. The whole idea of integration […]

Jan
06

Joy and wonder

Happy Epiphany! In the Baptism liturgy for my denomination, there is a prayer I just love for the baptismal candidate: Heavenly Father, we thank you that by water and the Holy Spirit you have bestowed upon these your servants the forgiveness of sin, and have raised them to the new life of grace. Sustain them, O Lord, in your Holy Spirit. Give them an inquiring and […]

Jan
05

Coffee on the Other Side of the World

The weather is crisp, so crisp that I regret not bringing a jacket, but the coffee is nice and hot. I stare across the table at a stranger, one whom I quickly realize I’ll spend eternity with. We sit with a small group of people, outside a hotel, at a tiny table overflowing with coffee […]

Jan
05

On the Twelfth Day of Christmas

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! You might be saying, “Why is she still saying Merry Christmas in January?”, but today is the 12th Day of Christmas (12 Drummers Drumming!), so I’ve got this one more day left to wish you the merriest of Christmases! It’s 2018! It sort of feels like we sprinted into […]

Jan
04

Loving Honduras Jan 2018

Since arriving in Honduras, I have been very busy. I have two children going to Operation Smile, I had one heart patient report in, completely healed and no longer a heart patient, I am preparing for the vet team, meeting with Santa Maria Magdalena church on the building of their temple, arranging scholarships, helping to […]

Jan
04

Foundation of Life – The Church’s Calling

Our cultural context for mission is changing dramatically with regard to the sanctity of life. The push for assisted suicide brings with it a grievous devaluing of human life. The supposed “right to die” often, perhaps inexorably, becomes a duty to die. In Canada, where assisted suicide has been permitted for just a year, the […]

Jan
04

Happy New Year from ARDF!

Happy New Year! We posted a lot of news in December 2017 – Bill’s thoughts on Advent and Boxing Day, as well as an update on how ARDF relief donations have been used. Now we want to hear from you! Do you find these communications helpful? What else would you like to know? The Pepe […]

Jan
04

Happy new year!

During the holidays in Uganda, messages fly fast and furious – wishing a Merry Christmas, a Happy New Year, and many other felicitations. Images and memes were thrown across WhatsApp and Facebook Messenger like confetti, thanks to cheap and easy bulk messaging. However, last night, two of our graduates called to wish me a happy […]

Jan
03

A Story of Hope

As the sun rose to welcome a new day on September 28th 2017, young E. arose from his bed and began his daily routine. He heard the sound of the roosters in the background as a cool breeze wafted through the window and over his face. He was completely unaware that this was no ordinary […]