STORIES FROM INDIA

September 29th, 2016 by

Originally sent to the parish via email September 23, 2016

4604a716-1fa9-4af4-b722-8a29e66187d5This is Birsingh (beer sing)

In a newsletter a year plus ago, Ivan shared the testimony of a young man named Birsingh. He attended the Mission India Conference last year in Delhi and I recorded his testimony. It is amazing. Here’s the brief version.

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Conquering the Dragons

September 29th, 2016 by

Originally sent to the parish via email September 16, 2016

8f963e29-d90a-4b11-9e33-a2e6eb64d027-thumbnailI have a strange way of relaxing, or perhaps not so foreign to some. I may lose some of you right here as I admit that I love to sit in front of the television and vegetate when I have nothing else special to do. The idea of viewing the world through another’s eyes is somehow intriguing.

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1 STEP

September 29th, 2016 by

Originally sent to parish via email September 9, 2016

26f8b9d2-c61d-4d05-9217-219d859397eb-thumbnailEvery journey starts with 1 step. A baby’s first step. A runner’s final step at the finish line. An awkward new dance step to an unfamiliar tune. A sure step towards helping a neighbor. The steps we take are all coordinated towards a goal.

We move towards what matters, whether it be the refrigerator, the
workplace, our friends or what lies on the other side of our front doors. Some things matter more than others, but most important things generally lie just beyond our reach when we’re seated.

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DAY’S END & DAYS END

September 29th, 2016 by

Originally Sent to parish via email September 4, 2016

bd652870-b30e-4598-85ca-6bf9a7c91b48-thumbnailTommy, Barb’s youngest of four brothers, and I put our feet up on our wickerish coffee
table, and turned on the weather to watch all the swirling chaos. The weather folks really
come alive when the tropics perk up. So much more to say than, “Hot and humid with
a 30% chance …” It was day’s end for us and was topped off with a root beer and iced tea.

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Don’t Quench the Spirit

September 29th, 2016 by

Originally sent to the parish via email August 26, 2016

2a7f3dc3-8569-4a39-9ccf-879b25af417e-thumbnailHave you ever pondered how miraculous it is that we have the Holy Spirit living inside of us? People in the Old Testament did not experience this blessing. The Spirit only “came upon”
God’s servants in those days. Yet Jesus announced in John 7:38-39: “He who believes in Me, as the Scripture said, ‘From his innermost being will flow rivers of living water.’  But this He spoke of the Spirit, whom those who believed in Him were to receive.”

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What Kind of Place is This?

September 29th, 2016 by

Originally sent to the parish via email August 19, 2016

80372436-ce7a-4c0b-b289-a73ba3319fa1-thumbnailMy father-in-law has a perfect sense of direction.

I joke with Marci that we could call him on the phone and simply say “We’re lost,” he’d reply, “I’ll be right there.” He has a
set of intuitions, experiences and good luck to navigate new places with great success. It is amazing.

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