Monday, October 29, 2007
A young lady who is the daughter of a lady at our assembly is working for Samaratin's purse in Afghanistan. Now and then she has visited our church and shared with us about the work that they are doing there. This time they brought some typical dress for the Sunday School to try on! Here are Jeremy and Rachel...well, we can tell it's Jeremy anyways. We thank God for what He is doing in the hearts of many in Afganistan.
Friday, October 26, 2007
Do you have any old Bibles lying around that you don't use any more? If so, I'd like to make them a part of a something I'm calling "Bibles for Belize!" We are planning our next mission, an evangelistic Youth Mission, for August 13-22, 2008 (Aprox)and we'd like to emphasize the importance of the Word of God. So we are planning to take as many bibles as we can to distribute or sell at a very very low cost.
Please come back to learn how you can be a part of this mission...
Thursday, October 18, 2007
Dr. Martin Lloyd Jones tells a story. One day he was driving to his church in his Model T Ford and it broke down. Dr. Jones had about as much mechanical aptitude as I do and, being late for an appointment, he was beside himself. He lifted the hood, but he didn't know where to start. People were passing by, but no one stopped. Finally, one couple approached him and asked, "What is the trouble?" He responded, "I do not know, it doesn't work."
"Do you want me to take a look?" the other man asked him. "Absolutely!" he replied. The man looked briefly, touched a wire, turned a lever and then said, "Give it a try."
Dr. Jones gave it one crank and it immediately started. "Thank you so much," he said. "My name is Martin Lloyd Jones."
The man smiled and said, "Good to meet you. My name is Henry Ford."
I really got a chuckle out of this story, but it makes us think too. Remember, God, our Creator, knows us inside out and we would be foolish not to ask for His help in this life. He even gave us the manual - The Bible!
Friday, October 12, 2007
Have you looked outside lately? The seasons are changing. I like the sound of Canada geese honking; it gives me a nice feeling inside. I don't know why, but some time ago I learned a facinating lesson about these amazing animals....
Think of migrating birds that fly in a formation. Those who study bird behavior tell us there is a reason for this. They fly faster because the ones in front break the wind for those coming behind. Those in the lead get tired sooner, but the ones that follow can fly with less effort.
You may have noticed them chattering along. Bird watchers say this is a way of encouraging those that are in the lead so that they keep up the swiftness and don’t slow down – “honk, honk, don’t give up!”
Now, there is something interesting that happens when one of those birds falls to the ground. Two of the strongest and healthiest birds fly down with it and keep it company until its full recovery. Once it is able to fly again, they catch up with the formation, which has reduced its speed for the benefit of those that had to stay behind. God teaches us a powerful lesson through nature. It is amazing to think that many times we who can talk, who can communicate do not make this principle work.