Posts from September 2014

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God’s Mission and Ours

by Steve Keeler

Friends and Neighbors in Christ, Jesus said, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Go therefore 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 that I have commanded you.” […]

When Christians Go to War

by Heather Prince Doss

As the United States begins attacks on the Islamic State in Syria/Levant (ISIS/ISIL), with the aim of degrading and destroying this violent faction of fundamentalist Islam, it is imperative for Christians to reflect on how we approach war and what it means for who we understand to be our neighbors and our enemies. As the […]

New Team Members, a Wedding, and Prayers by Karis Koehn

by Heather Prince Doss

This is the latest update from Robert and Karis Koehn and family in Mozambique: Ashley Ashmore, a special-needs teacher who will be with us for 9 months, and the Fuller family, Trey and Ashley and their girls Hannah and Noelle with another on the way, the first of three families to arrive. Everyone seems to […]

Visiting the USA by The Gartrell Family

by Heather Prince Doss

Greetings in the Name of the Lord, We recently attended the General Assembly of our partner denomination, the United Presbyterian Church of Brazil (IPU). It was wonderful to become better informed about the issues before the church. Some of the issues were: ensuring that Brazilians without health insurance and retired people under the government plan […]

Mister, Can You Spare a Rug?

by Jack Miller

“Dear brothers and sisters, I plead with you to give your bodies to God because of all he has done for you. Let them be a living and holy sacrifice—the kind he will find acceptable. This is truly the way to worship him. Don’t copy the behavior and customs of this world, but let God […]