Transformation – The Widow Margarite

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The Church in Action

The church is not just a group of people who have been forgiven so we can go to Heaven when we die. That’s only part of what God is up to. The church is that group of people that God has Continue reading

Learning Forgiveness – Beatrice

Washing Beatrice's Feet

- From my prayer journal in Burundi -

Yesterday, I experienced something I will never, ever forget . . .

In the district of Muyebe, we met with the Sister Connection widows of that region. As has been their custom, they greeted us with songs, dancing, and testimonies of what God (through Sister Connection) had done for them.

Beatrice was the first to share.  She began her story Continue reading

Giving with Thanksgiving

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Thanksgiving Eve, 2008. Warm Beach Free Methodist Church.

Religion that God our Father accepts as pure and faultless is this: to look after orphans and widows in their distress and to keep oneself from being polluted by the world. - James 1:27

I walked into the church that evening with a sense of gratitude and joy. It was Thanksgiving Eve, 2008, and as I looked back on the year that was drawing to a close, I saw that each significant moment my family had walked through had the fingerprints of God all over it. The congregation assembled in order to Continue reading