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Jun
18

It is for freedom that Christ has set us free…

Mornings here during the week usually begin with greeting Paul who takes care of the garden outside our house. He is a joyful person who is always wearing a big smile. We prepare our coffee and sit down for a small breakfast of jam and toast (though Paul highly prefers his bread untoasted) and morning […]

Jun
16

Pigs and Beans

While I haven’t been able to meet with students yet to review business plans, our gardener, Paul, is a jack of many trades and took me up enthusiastically on my offer to put his business plans into spreadsheet form to help him make decisions about how best to grow them, etc. He is currently selling […]

Jun
14

Anglicans in Action – Healing the Fathers

Each week AFL posts an Anglicans in Action video, which gives practical suggestions, resources, and ideas for life-ministry. This week’s focus is on abortion healing resources. You can see all the Anglicans in Action videos on our YouTube Channel. This week’s action idea is centered around the impact that abortion has on fathers; while men […]

Jun
13

A Trying Time

It has been some months since we have posted anything on our Prayer blog, and over a year since I (David) wrote an update myself. The fact is that Mary Beth has been giving such an powerful account and summary of our life and ministry here, and so many of you have told us you […]

Jun
12

June News from Jacky Lowe: Women of Madagascar

Phil. 4:13 I can do all things through him who strengthens me. Friday June  8, I made demonstrated oatmeal raisin cookies to the women, with an emphasis on hygiene and hand washing. Zaphy was my interpreter and the women asked lots of questions. There is a lot of sickness here and handwashing is important. I […]

Jun
11

Action Ideas for Life – Fatherhood

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 fatherhood. Fatherhood is a role of incredible importance, and studies are unanimous across the board in finding that fathers are essential […]

Jun
07

Anglicans in Action – Caring for the Elderly

When we hear discussions about the sanctity of life, it’s natural to begin by thinking about the abortion epidemic, unplanned pregnancies, and preborn babies. Often, we forget that caring for the vulnerable among us includes caring for those entering the later stages of life. Those over 80 years old struggle with a loss of independence […]

Jun
07

Gaps in the Anglican Church

I attended the International Congress of Anglicans in 2015. I was there representing AFM, and spoke with scores of people as I manned our table. The main response I heard was, “We did this a hundred years ago in Africa, and that bishop over there is from one of those countries.” That reminded me a lot […]

Jun
07

Being adopted

In the last year, students have offered to get me a cat to try to fill Meri’s void. I have always declined, as I was either mourning or enjoying the concept of not being held down by a pet. Apparently, the Lord thought it was time to fill the void. In between rains on Monday, […]

Jun
06

Working at Casa da Esperança: Recife, Brazil!

I have been here in Recife for 2.5 weeks already and I’m LOVING it!  I am grateful that Brazilians are so warm–everyone I’ve met is extremely welcoming which has made settling in easier. Every day I go to Casa da Esperança, the day care center where I’m working. I love Casa and am so impressed […]

Jun
06

Happy are they who die in the Lord, for their labors are not in vain.

The Right Rev. Dr. George Pierce – Sept 26, 1931 to June 4, 2018 We want to let you know that George Pierce, our brother and co-worker in Christ has gone on to be with the Lord. His ministry in Nepal continued even these last few days in hospital, witnessing Christ to others even in […]

Jun
05

Introducing Young Anglicans for Life: Sex Education and Abundant Life

I have been leading student ministry for five years now. Freshman year of college, a friend invited me to attend a weekly youth group in our community to see if I would be interested in volunteering. To be completely honest, I never thought that I’d stick with it; I had just become a Christian myself […]

Jun
04

Remembering Malcolm Alexander

Our brother in the Lord and missionary Malcolm Alexander passed away on May 18.  Malcolm faithfully served for two decades in Honduras, first as a charter member of our Tegucigalpa Church-Planting Team where he gave wholeheartedly of himself to the building up of Iglesia Cristo Redentor, especially through his administrative skills and Biblical teaching.  In […]

Jun
04

So you want to bring a Ugandan student to the United States…

Patty and Sailas, second UCU intern who came to Ohio in 2015 (Photo taken at Colline Hotel in Mukono, Uganda, in 2017) By Patty Huston-Holm  (May 2018) Many well-meaning, first-time visitors to Uganda offer locals an invitation to the United States. They want to show them our country in a way that they have shown […]

May
31

Anglicans in Action – Amazon Smile

It’s June – which means Summer is almost officially here! For the Anglicans for Life office in Pittsburgh, summer means a few things: it gives us time to prepare and begin projects that we pray will give life ministry a new, fresh momentum in the fall and personally, it gives us a bit more free […]

May
31

Think new, do new…

Watching this video reminded me of what we always tell our trainees when we introduce them to Strategy and Foundations. This is a paradigm shift. This is not the way you are used to “doing” church! In this video you will see how a man who knew perfectly well how to ride a bicycle has […]

May
30

May Newsletter 2018

“I can’t thank you enough for the spiritual armaments that you have imparted into my spirituality as well as ministry through this training. The material is so divine to extent that I have waited for such since 2008, but I really would not put my head around to formulate anything like that, even though I knew […]

May
29

A Fate Worse Than Death – End-of-Life Healthcare Decisions

I have always seen this particular idiom as a sarcastic way of expressing disdain for something. “Sitting through dinner with her is a fate worse than death.” But as Anglicans for Life addresses end-of-life issues, this idiom caused me to really consider—what is a fate worse than death? Let’s start by recognizing that death, according […]

May
28

Permission to gossip…

The Scriptures often speak out against gossip, or “talebearing” in some versions…especially when what is being said is malicious or untrue. The tongue, James tells us, although one of the smallest members of the body, can be extremely destructive. So spreading stories about others is frowned upon for good reason. However, there are two forms […]

May
28

And from Swaziland…

Another testimony of how our training in Strategy has had a positive impact! This time, from Swaziland. Our coordinator, Mandla Bhembe wrote: Happy to hear from  you.  God is helping us and we meet every Wednesday with the group around Mbabane. Busy with the 60 days Study in the life of Jesus Christ. I have […]