Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Short Term PEru Trip, Day 2

We went to Comas, Peru today to pass out 1500 pieces of bread and tell people about Jesus - share the Good News. Comas is a poverty stricken area that one of our Peruvian connections, Wilma, ministers in. She pastors in four different communities or districts, is building an orphanage in each and reaches out to the children and women in the community.
So, we passed out bread and shared about the Bread of Life, Jesus! Being the consumate evangelist, I did not get very far very fast. Many responded to the Good News; it was awesome. Got frustrated real quick when I realized we had no strategy to get them involved in a local community of believers. So I had a long discussion with Wilma about this and are making flyers for those who come to faith to come to a bible study she leads in nearby. Wilma is an awesome lady, in her sixties, who is giving herself full time to four different communities. So I talked to her about strategy and overall planning for winning people to Christ, training them up in Christ, and then sending them back out. I saw that her gifting is not in strategy and planning so we are meeting with her to discuss these issues. She has a three separate churches, a plan for orphanages, and establishing micro businesses that are producing but not sure she had a plan for selling the items. So I want to talk to her about all this and see what we can do to help her. Please pray for wisdom

Monday, January 25, 2010

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Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Five Tips on Simplifying and Living Generously |

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Friday, January 15, 2010

re: Does God Hate Haiti?

Our response to world events, especially tragedies, exposes the condition of our hearts and how we line up with biblical truth. I have read some irresponsible statements from Christians on the net concerning the tragedy in Haiti. About one such statement from Pat Robertson, First Things blog, “Making embarrassing pronouncements that cause evangelicals to cringe is what Robertson does best.” I have individuals ask me if I thought God was judging Haiti for its sin. I will give you a couple of my thoughts but found a Al Mohler’s blog says it much better than I could. I have included his link at the end of this email.

 God sovereignly rules over creation and human affairs; nothing escapes his sovereignty. From the ordering of atoms to every breath we take to upholding the galaxies around us God is directing and controlling all things. God reminded me today about this as I read Daniel chapter tow about the rise and fall of individuals and nations.

 God will judge individuals and nations for their sin. Yet it is presumptuous to say that we know why this event happened at this moment in history. None of us can read the mind of God like that.

 If that were true then why did God pass over Nazi Germany who massacred millions? Why has God passed over so many other nations run by evil despots who killed more than Nazi Germany? More closer to home, why has God spared the United States which produces more Pornography than any other country in the world or has killed millions of unborn babies?

Jesus rebuked the disciples for this kind of attitude (Luke 9:54). He also rebuked Jews that thought those who were massacred in Galilee or others who died from a natural disaster was because they were more sinful. His response was, ‘unless you repent you will all likewise perish,’ points to the fact that no one is innocent and the only hope for everyone is the gospel (Lk 13:1-5).

Our response right now should be to work to alleviate the suffering, bind up the broken hearted, and comfort those who are grieving. As Mohler concludes his article, if Christ’s people are called to do this, how can we say that God hates Haiti?

Maybe we could send a team down to Haiti to lend a helping hand? Anyone interested in going?

Here is the link, ""

Pastor David

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

How To Make Sure Your Church Is Boring!

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Friday, January 8, 2010

Four Ways to Identify an Idol in Your Life

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