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A THRILL OF HOPE

If I asked you right now to picture a peaceful scene in your mind’s eye, what would you see? A mother snuggling a sleeping infant?The muffled hush of freshly fallen snow?Something else entirely? Christmas…the celebration of the birth Jesus Christ, the prince of peace. I wonder how peaceful that birth night was? My realistic mind tends to doubt that it was quite as peaceful as the carols Silent Night or Oh Little Town of Bethlehem might portray. There is rather little that is peaceful in the process of birthing a baby. Maybe the “heavenly peace” came after? Regardless, the birth of our glorious Prince [...]

IAN & HEATHER WALTON

Serving in Belize Heather’s TestimonyI grew up as a missionary kid in both Kenya and Burundi. I, too, was brought up in a Christian home, and I realized that I needed to be saved at age three. Ian’s TestimonyI was blessed to grow up in a Christian home where going to church was twice, or sometimes three times, on Sundays and every Thursday evening for Bible study. Taken from CMML Missions Magazine

DISCIPLE MAKERS

Are you a disciple maker? Now don’t misunderstand my question. I did not ask, are you an evangelist?  The Lord Jesus in His last requests to His disciples gives a very simple command. Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age. Matthew 28:19-20. What does it take to make a disciple? Well it takes a team. It takes some to plant the seed, some to water [...]

PETER & MELANIE MEAD

Melanie’s testimony: I was blessed to be raised in a US-based missionary family and was privileged to hear the Gospel from a young age. Although I trusted Christ as my Savior when I was about five years old, it wasn’t until my teens that my faith became some- thing that was personal and real to me. Peter’s testimony: My parents were assembly missionaries from the United Kingdom to Italy. I grew up in Italy and England and was saved at an early age.   Taken from CMML Missions Magazine

JOHN & JENNIFER KINLAW – INTERVIEW

First-year Missionaries Share about Daily Life : Commended in 2017 from North Ridge Bible Chapel, Raleigh, North Carolina, John and Jennifer Kinlaw recently moved to Tanzania with their four children (Isaac 10, Elaina 9, Samuel 5, and Katie 4). The Kinlaws devoted their first four months to intensive Swahili language study in Morogoro. They are now settled in Kigoma and serve the Lord alongside the Johnson family (Missionary Prayer Handbook Day 3).   Taken from CMML Missions Magazine JOHN & JENNIFER INTRODUCTION IN APRIL

ARE WE LISTENING TO THE NEXT GENERATIONS?

It’s pretty clear to most people that the two youngest generations in the church speak a much different language than us “older” ones. It’s a language that may be hard to interpret if we are not intentionally listening. I’m referring to those between 18 and 40. If we are going to communicate the Word of God to these generations we must first understand how they think and speak so that we can share the truth of God in a way they will understand.  There’s no point speaking English to a person who only understands French. What is said may be [...]

ELDERS: ACTIVE OR PASSIVE?

Not long ago, a man said something like this: I enjoyed the ministry today, but one thing you said really caught my attention. It was the statement that there is an active as well as a passive side to the work of elders. I need to do some serious thinking about that, because … through most of my years I have been a passive elder. I remember wondering how many other elders might feel the same way. Some will wonder that an article on such a subject could be needed at all. Isn’t it obvious that both active (action) and [...]

GOD PROVIDES A WAY

BY TIM & JOY BEER : Throughout Scripture, we are reminded of God’s concern for the poor, the helpless, and the widowed. We are told not to afflict them because the Lord administers justice to them and is their defender. The Bible warns against those who prey on widows and also clearly instructs the church to look after those in need. In the developing parts of the world, the church of God is constantly faced with the needs of such people, and their sad plights move Christians. Many years ago, a previous missionary, Mr. Charles Geddis, started a village here at Loloma for elderly people who had [...]

A GRANDFATHER AND GRANDSON SERVING IN ECUADOR

BY ANDY ROGERS : I recently had the privilege of visiting the village of Morete Cocha with my grandpa. My grandpa’s name is Lloyd Rogers (Missionary Prayer Handbook Day 23) and he has served the Lord in Ecuador for many years and in many jungle villages. We also traveled with Pepe. Pepe grew up in Arajuno, a Quichua community in the jungle of Ecuador. He was about eight years old when he fi rst met my grandpa and spent a lot of time with him. He still remembers how he wanted Grandpa to adopt him, even though he wasn’t an orphan! Pepe moved to Canada when he [...]

DEALING WITH CONFLICT IN YOUR ASSEMBLY

Have you ever felt the need to write up a code of conduct when working with folks within the assemblies? Most people would argue that it shouldn’t be necessary if we are in the Word. Everyone should be following the example Christ set for us and the instructions written in the New Testament. But as I was discussing conflict with a good friend of mine, she pointed out to me that not all conflicts are spiritual issues, they are often human issues. I think this is the main reason why there are many instructions in the New Testament in how [...]