Immediate Openings in Short-Term Mission

Our fall and summer short-term mission teams are filling up quickly, but we still have a variety of opportunities for leadership positions on teams with a specific focus on serving refugees. Click the photo above for more details. Don’t put off this life-changing decision.

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Hiromi’s Family and the Gift of Life

I met Hiromi when I first arrived in Amagasaki in May 2009. She was a member of the Amagasaki MB Church where I was teaching English. READ MORE>>

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Living in the Light

2 Samuel 13,14; Matthew 24

“Now Amnon had a friend named Jonadab son of Shimeah, David’s brother. Jonadab was a very shrewd man…But Jonadab son of Shimeah, David’s brother, said, ‘My Lord should not think that they killed all the princes; only Amnon is dead. This has been Absalom’s expressed intention ever since the day Amnon raped his sister Tamar.’” 2 Samuel 13:3, 32

Jonadab devised the plan for Amnon to rape his sister Tamar. He later was giving counsel to David regarding the revenge of Absalom on Amnon. His hypocrisy and complicity in the scheme was never revealed in scripture; however, he witnessed the consequences of violence against the innocent. David’s family was full of intrigue. David’s own rape and murder of Bathsheba and Uriah in some way limited his moral authority in his home to discipline his children when they committed the same sins. Unconfessed guilt is cancer of the soul, in a life or in a family. However, the truth and blood of Christ can set us free!

“Lord Jesus, give me courage today to live in the light and call others to do the same.”

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Daily Prayer Guide

Alan & Colleen Foster
“The Panamanian government, in its own wisdom or lack thereof, is investing huge sums of money in the communities where we are working. Unfortunately, these projects have the potential to undermine what we are doing and cause epidemics during the annual floods. As well, road projects funded by shady international characters may destabilize the area and make it more conducive to drug trafficking. We are asking God for wisdom to know where to go, where to steer clear, when to raise our voice, and when to keep quiet. Also, please pray for God’s wisdom and provision as we navigate some challenges with funding for our water projects. Finally, pray for my physical health. I (Alan) recently put out my back. It is not terribly painful, but the timing is annoying. However, God has been amazing in bringing people around to help, carry my children, and do the things that I cannot right now. He is good, and even through this ‘thorn in the flesh’ I rejoice.”

I pray that you may enjoy good health and that all may go well with you, even as your soul is getting along well. ~ 3 John 1:2

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