Wednesday, September 21, 2011

What is Peace?

Today is International Day of Peace and I asked Jeff several weeks ago to begin thinking about writing something for the blog related to peace. Jeff is passionate about peace-making/peace-building so I knew he wouldn't mind! Here is what he wrote:

What is peace?  What does it look like?  What does it feel like?  Some would say that peace is the opposite of conflict.  That is a normal response.  Some would say that peace is about calmness or stillness.  Some would call peace, tolerance.  All these and many more are appropriate responses to the questions of, what is peace.  We all bring our own presuppositions to the table when we describe peace, and I bring my own and I would like to share them here. 

I would like to start out by quoting a line from a song in a movie.  My wife will laugh but, I feel strongly that this movie has so many wonderful lessons of life.  That movie is “A Muppet’s Christmas Carol”, the Lee kids know what I am talking about.  There is a line in that movie that is from a couple of Muppets, Jerry Statler and Conrad Waldorf, who play Jacob and Robert Marley the partners of Ebenezer Scrooge.

Sunday, September 18, 2011

Prayer for Our Ministry

The days before our commissioning service at the CBF General Assembly were busy. We had several meetings and trainings before the conference really started and we were given tons of information (that we are still processing). We had been warned that there would be a lot going on but not miss the special blessings that we would receive that week.

We were blessed to meet other field personnel that encouraged us with reassuring words, practical advice, and warm hugs. We were blessed by the CBF staff that made General Assembly a-maze-ing! We were blessed by our church that was represented by our pastor and mission's minister. We were blessed by our families that shared this special time in our lives with us.
A special blessing came through a St. Francis of Assisi prayer offered by Karen Gilbert over us and our ministry.  Jeff assures me that I have heard the prayer before but in that moment there was a new application or meaning that was a poignant moment for me.

Friday, September 2, 2011

Update to Monthly Giving Options

The CBF staff worked long and hard to make the process for online giving more accessible. You can now make your monthly gift through an automatic withdrawal.  You can give directly to our ministry by going here or clicking on the image below.

Online Giving
As we have shared, we will go to the field fully partner-funded which means we will need raise 100% of our funding before we go to Macedonia.

Thank you for your willingness to participate in our ministry through your prayers and financial support!

If you want to learn more about joining our prayer or financial support teams, visit our "get involved" page or contact us for more info! We would be more than happy to talk with you!