"You only believe the part of the Bible you do." - Rick Warren
What a great quote! Selah!
Wednesday, September 13, 2006
We would like to thank Gospel Folio Press ( http://www.gospelfolio.com/ ) for generously donating tracts and literature for the Belize Youth Mission. The team was able to distribute hundreds of tracts on the streets of Belize City and gospel booklets such as Ultimate Questions and Final Destiny in the Community of 8 Miles. Also, Sunday School material was donated to 8 Miles Community Bible Chapel.
So, thank you GFP. Keep the presses going and we'll all pray for the seed sown.
"...so shall my word be that goeth forth out of my mouth: it shall not return unto me void, but it shall accomplish that which I please, and it shall prosper in the thing whereto I sent it."
Sunday, September 10, 2006
Greetings from Sudbury! With SBF (Sudbury Bible Fellowship) for the day I am about to share the presentation of the Belize Youth Mission for the first time. I hope all the technology works! We do have strong motivation to be involved in the greatest mission ever:
1. The Command from Above: "Go into all the world and preach the gospel" (Mark 16:15)
2. The Cry from below: "I have five brothers, send someone to warn them lest they also come into this place of torment" The rich man in hell wanted to become a missionary! Selah! (Luke 16:27,28)
3. The Call from Beyond: "Come over and help us" The Macedonian man calling for the help of Paul the Apostle. Can you hear the call for help? (Acts 16:9)
4. The Constraint from within: "The love of Christ constrains us" This is the best motive. If we have experienced God's love in Christ it will be impossible to keep it to ourselves. (2 Corinthians 5:14,15)
I can't remember where I 1st saw this outline, but it has never left me. May the Lord who loved us help us be faithful to His command, call and constraint.
Friday, September 08, 2006
The biography of David Livingstone inspired me as a young Christian. Today I came accross this challenging quote and blog it for our prayerful consideration.
"People talk of the sacrifice I have made in spending so much of my life in Africa. Can that be called a sacrifice which is simply acknowledging a great debt we owe to our God, which we can never repay? Is that a sacrifice which brings its own reward in healthful activity, the consciousness of doing good, peace of mind, and a bright hope of a glorious destiny? It is emphatically no sacrifice. Rather it is a privilege. Anxiety, sickness, suffering, danger, foregoing the common conveniences of this life—these may make us pause, and cause the spirit to waver, and the soul to sink; but let this only be for a moment. All these are nothing compared with the glory which shall later be revealed in and through us. I never made a sacrifice. Of this we ought not to talk, when we remember the great sacrifice which He made who left His Father’s throne on high to give Himself for us."
Thursday, September 07, 2006
During the course of our mission in Belize there were hundreds of photos taken, the bulk of which we could never publish. Each one is a nano-second glimpse into the world that is Belize. We will try and post a number of shots which we think are blog worthy. Here is one of many taken of the children of 8 Mile. It is an amazing thought that each and every one of these children is infinitely precious to the Lord Jesus. What a privilege and joy to minister to them.
And whosoever shall give to drink unto one of these little ones a cup of cold water only in the name of a disciple, verily I say unto you, he shall in no wise lose his reward.
Tuesday, September 05, 2006
Well, back on the ground here and back to "normal" life (?) gives opportunity to reflect on the recent mission to Belize. Many times we have tried to communicate just how much a short-term mission will change your life. Today I recieved an e-mail from one of the parents of some of the team members. It was so encouraging to read: "By the way , the girls have a wonderful new God inspired outlook on life and a new found appreciation for all that they have, looking forward every day to spreading God's word."
Saturday, September 02, 2006
Nothing like being home! Yeah! I am happy to report that the team arrived safe and sound from Belize. The only problem was that our luggage did not arrive! That's right - all 17 pieces are somewhere between Texas and Ontario! Hopefully all team members will recieve their bags soon. Thank you for praying and come back soon to get some follow-up news and photos.
I think I'll get a coffe and enjoy some Canadian weather!