I wanted to pass on a Thanksgiving bit that I received from a blog that I follow by Pastor James Emery White called “Thankful for the Fleas.” May your Thanksgiving weekend be blessed, whether enjoying a day off from work, back to work, or enjoying a day of shopping with a few thousand of your closest friends…let’s … Continue reading Thankful for the Fleas…
Hello Friends, I wanted to write a more culturally related, possibly lighthearted post for the next two weeks looking at our beloved home of El Salvador. Before arriving on our assignment, we were warned, and re-warned several times about the risks, i.e. notorious gangs, carjackings, murders…too much information really before arriving. But in all of this, nobody … Continue reading The Joys of Driving
“Let us go on to the next towns, that I may preach there also, for that is why I came out.” (Mark 1:38) Continuing on a theme from a previos post “Why and When We Really Pray” in the passage above, Jesus goes off in the early morning to seek the Father for His marching orders. … Continue reading But Where Would I Go…?
Jesus had an anguishing time of prayer in the Garden of Gethsemane. The weight of the cross, of the sins of the world began to fall on Him and He brought this to His father in prayer. In times of great challenge, we need to pray, but really pray, passing hours, even all night as … Continue reading Why and When We Really Pray
We pray because Jesus did! A simple answer, but to go too far from that simple point will take us away from the heart of the matter. The disciples asked Jesus, how to pray, for they saw that the power in His life, His intimacy with the Father…was so different, really different than anything or … Continue reading Why We Pray
“Then Jesus came from Galilee to the Jordan (river) to John, to be baptized by him (John).” Mathew 3:13 In El Salvador, there are many rivers all throughout the countryside and very lush landscape, as you can see above, and often churches will take the congregation for a day long excursion to the river to … Continue reading River Baptisms…just like John