Faith

Journey Program Mexico

This March a unique Christian wilderness/extreme sports ministry is going cross-cultural, and we’re excited to be involved. Josh Vander Meer coordinates Camp Bighorn‘s Journey program, and visited us for several days earlier this year to talk about how to bring their experience to Mexico.  No, the group will not be scaling any cliffs while in …

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An Extended Death Celebration

I was explaining a Christian’s position regarding multiple holidays throughout the year last night to a couple of new believers. “The church, generally speaking, likes to celebrate,” I said. The two biggest holidays, Christmas and Easter, center around the birth and redemptive death and resurrection of Jesus. Valentine’s Day? Why sure! Mothers and Fathers Day, …

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Two Videos from September

The two videos below are: 1. A very short visual of some of the food we ate as a church in celebration of Mexico Independence Day September 18. Some of the stars of the video…pozole, tamales, tostadas, pambazos and a big cake. 2. A video put together by co-worker Jim Cottrill of our baptismal service …

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Where Language Divides, Love Speaks (by Kaitlyn Black)

Going to Mexico I wasn’t really sure what to expect, and I guess you could say I was a little nervous. I don’t know even the slightest bit of Spanish, and I kind of questioned and doubted myself… wondering how I would make an impact on people and show them Christ’s love, when I couldn’t …

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Short-term Missions Preparation

Short-term missions trips require a lot of work, both on the part of the organizing church leadership as well as the receiving missionary. On the U.S. church’s side, there is a lot of paperwork (passports, parental release forms, liability, health insurance, tourist visas) that necessitates timely administration. With every team there are team dynamics. Who …

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Eternal Matters

If you’ve been paying attention to this blog (and others) and to our FB page, you’ve seen a lot of pictures of wheelchairs, hearing aids, concerts, sporting events and construction.  Lots of activity, and we’re excited about every bit of it. But all of this is a means to an end, not an end in …

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