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PHIL & TRENA GOULD

Phil & Trena Gould   Serving in St. Lucia Phil’s Testimony I was privileged to be born to Christian parents who, soon after, were commended to serve the Lord in St. Lucia. Hearing the clear Gospel preached nightly was a way of life, and I don’t remember when I first started to understand my need as a sinner for God’s salvation. Trena’s Testimony  I was raised in a godly home where the Word of God was read and followed. My family attended an evangelical church and placed an emphasis on obedience to God’s Word and ser- vice to the Lord. I remember knowing [...]

SHOULD CHRISTIANS CELEBRATE CHRISTMAS?

At this time of year stores start playing Christmas songs, lights go up on houses, trees are set up with lots of decorations and people start planning their holiday schedule and meals. Many churches hold special services, choir concerts and some put nativity scenes out front. It’s also the time of year when many Christians criticize those who celebrate the Lord’s birth. Some will even accuse them of being pagan worshipers. Many who do not celebrate Christmas look down on those who do as being swept away by worldliness and commercialism. In some ways they have a point. Christmas can become an [...]

CHRISTMAS AROUND THE WORLD

We all have an idea of what Christmas is like—maybe it’s quiet family times reading Luke 2 or big church gatherings to sing carols—but holiday celebrations can look very different around the world. For most of our missionaries, they celebrate the Lord’s birth in a foreign setting and often without their extended families.   Taken from CMML Missions Magazine  

WHITNEY LANDIS

At the age of seven, I sat listening to a missionary speak at our church. I was mesmerized. From that moment on, I knew that God was burdening my heart for cross-cultural work. I was raised in a Christian home, and, convicted of sin at an early age, I trusted Jesus as my Savior. I grew spiritually through God’s grace and the influence of different believers. In high school, I went on short-term missions trips to India, and, later, I went to Burundi. Through these trips, God confirmed my desire to serve Him overseas.[.....]     Taken from CMML Missions Magazine

CAN YOU BE GODLY WITHOUT ATTENDING THE CHURCH MEETINGS?

In my last article, I spoke about the tendency to equate attendance with godliness. When we become too rigid in our view of how the meetings of the church should function we lose sight of the greater goal of growth within the body of Christ. On the other hand, there is in our society a general lack of commitment towards things that are of ultimate value. We firmly believe that the church is founded upon the Word of God and it gives us several key reasons why we should meet together. Not just a social club At its very core the [...]

GOD, PLEASE STOP THE RAIN

I’m sure by now you, dear reader, are aware of the natural disaster in Houston, Texas. Hurricane Harvey rained down so much water that it is best described as “Biblical” in proportion. A great many people were evacuated prior to the storm’s landfall, but a great many more were advised to stock up and ride out the rain. Areas categorized as “no-flood” zones were assumed to be safe. My sister, Sarah, and her husband and four small children live in just such a zone. They went to sleep Saturday night, listening to the rainfall, and thanking the Lord for their [...]

GOD’S WORK IN PARAGUAY

BY PHILIP WELCH : Earlier this year I had the difficult privilege of seeing God use Bjarne and Rosalba Fostervold (Missionary Prayer Handbook Day 25) to work among the Ache people of Paraguay. First, I say difficult because the Spirit of God stretched me physically,emotionally, relationally, and spiritually as I traveled and served.[....]     Taken from CMML Missions Magazine

PATRICIA PHILLIPS SERVING IN NIGERIA

Steve’s Testimony : Imagine a self-centered, rebellious Eastern mystic with no Christian upbringing getting blown out of an exploding building at age 19. Now imagine that same conceited philosophy-lover,convicted of Christ’s resurrection, praying, “Well,Lord, I guess this is it; I want you to be my Savior.”     Taken from CMML Missions Magazine

FOLLOWING THE EXAMPLE OF JOSEPH

Author Kent Nerburn once wrote, “It is much easier to become a father than to be one.” As Father’s Day approaches, I’m ever mindful of my shortcomings as a dad. Thankfully, God hasn’t left us to figure things out for ourselves; the Scriptures are ripe with wonderful (and not so wonderful) fatherly examples. Whether or not one has actually fathered children, godly men can be fatherly examples to the assembly. Joseph, the adoptive father of the Lord Jesus, is a wonderful example to all Christian fathers and would-be fathers. Although not a word of dialogue is recorded of Joseph, his [...]

MISSIONS IN CONTEMPORARY AFRICA

For generations, missionaries heading to Africa required training in hunting and how to combat witchcraft and prevent tribal warfare. Along with their Bibles, missionaries brought guns to protect themselves and compasses to explore the uncharted inland. Maybe some of this is still needed, but Africa is changing with the advent of a globalizing economy and post-independence.   Taken from CMML Missions Magazine