Saturday, August 29, 2009

I have set you an example that you should do as I have done for you. John 13:15

"Jesus knew that the Father had put all things under his power, and that he had come from God and was returning to God;  so he got up from the meal, took off his outer clothing, and wrapped a towel around his waist.  After that, he poured water into a basin and began to wash his disciples’ feet, drying them with the towel that was wrapped around him." John 13:3-5

Following Christ's example we held a lice and hygiene clinic for our street kids at the Sonshine Center. We shampooed and combed the lice out of hair, clipped toe and finger nails, and, of course, we washed our kids' feet. We were also blessed by visiting friends from Immanuel's Church of Maryland, Paul and Maria Lewis.

 

Sunday, August 23, 2009

Thursday, August 06, 2009

Just Go

Most of you know that my recent post (Stay Home) was a bit of tongue in cheek. Here is how I really feel, or

The Top Ten Reasons Why YOU Should Go on a Short Term Missions Trip:
10. It will get you out of your comfort zone. There is a time to move from the comfort zone into the courage zone.

9. Your heart will break. When you see poverty and dire need with your own eyes (watching it on TV does not count), your heart will be radically different, your compassion will increase.

8. Your faith will be stretched. Raising finances and then doing ministry in another country is not easy, it requires faith. Faith is like a muscle, the more you use it the bigger it gets.

7. Jesus told you to go, read Mark 16:15.

6. You are already qualified. Christ only needs you to say "YES" He will take care of the rest.

5. You will build relationships that will last a lifetime. When you do ministry side by side with other missionaries and national believers, you will share a bond that will last a lifetime.

4. The devil does not want you to go, he would rather you stay home. When the devil's made we're glad.

3. You will be blessed. Yes, you will be a blessing, but in return you will be blessed. When you minister to street children, you will find them ministering to you.

2. You will be used. You will be amazed when you see God touch the hurting and the lost through your life, through your hands.

And the number one reason why you should go on a short term missions trip:

1. It will change your life.


Christ is calling, how far will you go?







Wednesday, August 05, 2009

Tuesday, August 04, 2009

Happy Birthday to Me

In Asia it is customary for the birthday celebrant to pay for the birthday dinner, rather than the other way around in the States, where a bunch of friends and family take the birthday boy or girl out, and then chip into pay for the his or her meal. So if I am paying, and if it's for my birthday, then I will go with my favorite, pizza, and also my favorite pizza in Iloilo, Dos Marias.

Do not adjust your computer, the pizzas you see in the picture above are really that big, almost spilling over my dining room table. This is the famous thirty two inch pizza from Dos Marias, my favorite pizza pie in Iloilo, with great, thin crust, and a yummy, sweet sauce.

Chris also gave me a birthday treat of her famous carrot cake with cream cheese frosting.  We invited friends and missionary "family" over for the party. There were no leftovers of the pizza, but there was cake leftover so I could enjoy it for breakfast the next day.