Precious in the sight of the LORD is the death of his saints. This Precious Saint, Ann, is now rejoicing in the presence of Jesus Christ and, while we grieve her loss, we do not do so as those without hope. We who know Jesus as our Lord and Savior can rest assured that her absence is only temporary, until we reunite with her and Jesus for all eternity.
In the new era of quarantine haircuts and dressing nicely only from the waist up for virtual meetings, there is another growing trend.
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What images come to mind when you hear the term “creation care”? Do you picture a dense rain forest bursting with wildlife from the treetops to the forest floor; an abundant garden with plump fruits and vegetables ready for harvest; or a clean ocean teeming with all kinds of marine life? What about people – what kinds of people are there and what are they doing?
Twenty years ago, OMF Philippines Field Member Patrick Hobbs began an integral ministry that includes planting house churches among Metro Manila’s urban poor. This ministry is now called Bukang Liwayway (BL). In English, this means Dawn for the Poor.
Rainbow McDowell’s life has been anything but predictable. She moved to the Philippines with her missionary parents when she was only six months old, and life has not stopped changing since. Now, after graduating from college in the U.S., Rainbow is sensing God’s call to serve back in the Philippines.
Minda is a well-educated, skillful communicator and leader in her Manobo tribal community. When she was committed to her own religion, she viewed Christians with suspicion. She was 36 years old when she was diagnosed with a brain tumor. An expensive operation was needed and each day brought her closer to death. She was terrified.
In the 1980s, an intelligent young woman received a scholarship to attend the University of the Philippines. While there, she came to faith in Jesus Christ. She went on to earn several degrees and she has now served as a college president for many years.
Rose approached a friend in disbelief to confirm what she had heard at a missions conference. “Is it really true that half of the barangays in this country don’t have an evangelical church?” she asked. “But how? We send missionaries around the world, and we have so many churches.”
Chronological Bible Storying: Communicating the stories of the Bible by telling them aloud to listeners. Traditional oral communities often resolve conflicts and transfer knowledge by storytelling. As many aspects of Bible culture are very similar to their own, they can resonate and identify with these stories.
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