Update: NHC in Kremenchug, UA

December 28, 2009

December 24, 2009 …

Greetings to you our precious sister church – New Hope! Since our last letter to you it has happened a very important event in our church. We dared to conduct a regional conference on December 11 and 12. The motto of this conference was “With all power”, in which the main topic was to show an importance of development of social ministry in the church. There were 180 people on this conference from Kremenchug city and from the whole region. It was done a lot of organizational work.  We met many times together with the team trying to work out all the details.

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Update: D. & J. (China)

December 27, 2009

December 25, 2009 …

Happy Thanksgiving, Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!  I know you have been receiving much regarding the more ministry side of things, and so we wanted to fill you in on what has been going on in the other parts of life.

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Choose Your Own Adventure …

December 20, 2009

REMINDER: DECEMBER 31st is the “deadline” for joining the team traveling to INDIA IN MID-MARCH 2010.

You might be thinking to yourself right now:

  • “I’m a sender, not a go-er.”
  • “God isn’t calling me to India in March.”
  • “I’m not interested.”
  • “I can’t afford it.”
  • “I feel nothing in my heart for India, JVI or Freeset.”
  • “It’s just not going to work out for me: work, school, family, children, spouse, etc.”
  • “I’ve got nothing to offer.”

These might all be true, and if they really are, we absolutely respect that. We totally dig it.

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This morning’s brunch with Even Start was a blast!  We are so thankful to Pastor Jorge and his congregation for inviting us to join with them for this special event, and to First Baptist Church for opening up their beautiful fellowship hall for true fellowship to occur.

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Update: NH4J Readings

December 13, 2009

NH4J (NewHope4Justice) is making the rounds around the tri-State area, as its members eat, talk & pray together.  Our spiritual, emotional & intellectual muscles are surely being stretched.  We’re excited to keep moving through the book “Rich Christians in an Age of Hunger,” Scripture passages in Isaiah and Amos, and other special readings which Kim F. selects for us.

As always, everyone is welcome to drop in at any time to eat and chat with us.  Please feel free to contact Kim F. for more information about our book and further readings.  Come join us for our next meeting:

  • This Thursday, December 17th, 7.00p @ Robert & Jeehyun’s home
  • Topic: “Economic Fellowship & Economic  Justice: Poverty, Neighborhood & Work”
  • ReadingsRich Christians…, Chapter 4; Isaiah 4; Amos 4
  • Further Readings: please contact Cathy C. for relevant PDFs & summaries

Conversation: NH4J Meet-Up

December 7, 2009

Thank you to Jen C. for hosting NH4J this past Sunday evening.

Here are the notes from Sunday night’s gathering.

Here are the notes from the previous gathering on November 12th.

The next meeting will be on Thursday, Dec. 17th, 7.00p at Robert N.’s home.  All are welcome to join us for dinner, conversation and prayer.  Please get in touch with Kim F. or Cathy C. for information about the reading materials.

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Good, Clean Bible Humour?

December 6, 2009

Lest you think Christians are all-serious, no humour, and don’t know how to laugh at ourselves …

Check out the 66 books of the Bible, listed in a tongue-in-cheek division among the various Christian denominations in America today.

This November, we were thankful for five Sundays to gather and worship together in song, music, Bible-study and hearing God’s Word preached.  We’re also settling into an increasingly-comfortable routine of rotating lead worship-leaders, and being the beneficiaries of diverse worship styles, song choices, and God-given heart-passions.  And so, we’re also thankful for the Lord’s provision to us in this way.  It continues to be the prayer of the Worship Team that it would serve our Father humbly & lovingly, by humbly & lovingly serving our congregation.

For resources, such as song-sheets, guitar-tabs, audio-recordings, etc. of November’s worship songs, please feel free to contact any member of the Worship Team.

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December 6, 2009

Plans are currently underway for a March 2010 trip to India, to meet and visit with JVI staff and the freeset community.  Please keep in prayer for trip plans, the trip itself, and for the team-members whom God is calling & preparing to go …

Preliminary details about the trip after the jump …

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