INMED 2018:

2018 INMED Humanitarian Health Conference: April 12-13 REGISTER NOW Find Full Conference Info: at this link Purpose: The forgotten people of this world are not all the same. Unique cultures and disparate resources means they face different challenges and require diverse partners. Those who seek to serve the forgotten are just as diverse in their knowledge,

Guatemala Team: Winter 2018

Please pray for the Winter Missions Team heading to Chichicastenango, Guatemala this coming Monday, January 29th. This yearly team is mostly made up of returning members who assist every winter during the week-long discipleship training conference being held by ASELSI, one of The Crossing’s partner ministries in Guatemala. Joseph is a new member of this

Trump vs. BLM Showdown: What Can Christians Learn?

You don’t win many people to your side by telling them they’re wrong and you’re right.

You won’t win many to the pro-life cause by calling those who disagree with you “baby killers.” Crisis pregnancy centers that come alongside women with unplanned and often unwanted pregnancies are far more persuasive.

The same goes for politics. I don’t know any Republican or Democrat who changed party loyalties due to being berated by a co-worker. But when political parties address issues that concern us, we are open to listen.

Arthur Brooks writes about an unlikely meeting of social and political foes. On September 16, 2017, a group of President Trump’s supporters squared off on the National Mall with Black Lives Matter of Greater New York (BLMNY). There was the usual shouting of slogans promoting their cause and denouncing the other side, but then something unusual and instructive happened.

2017’s Book List: Better Late Than Never (Hopefully)

It’s been my habit to post the best books I read in a given year. I decided to not do such a list for 2017 but, much to my surprise, several people have asked for it. I enjoy looking through other people’s end of the year book lists so it only seems fair that I return the favor and post my own.

 

A few notes…

  1. These books weren’t necessarily published in 2017. It’s just the year I read them.
  2. I don’t read many books that I’d place in the “Christian Living” category. My reading tastes tend toward theology, history, biography, current issues, and novels.
  3. My criteria are very subjective. I enjoy well written books that teach, challenge, or entertain me.

These were my favorite books in 2017.

Zero Spoilers, One Persistent Theme Embedded in the ‘Star Wars’ Multiverse

“Why is this lobby filling up with so many dudes?” The question arose without warning, fueled by a random observation, but it made enough of an impression upon my consciousness that I felt compelled to snap a quick image of all the guys lining up in the middle of the work day to see the

Racefield News: Prayers and Progress

News from Racefield School:

Nov 27th:

Thank you so much for your continued prayers. The KCPE exercise [national testing for 8th graders] ended successfully, we are now thanking God for the wonderful results. The results came out and we managed to score the highest 393 marks and the lowest 352 marks with a m/s of 375.13 [out of 500.] This was an excellent performance, we were ranked 2nd in our entire county, and position 1 in Mwingi large [area], thanks again for your prayers and the Crossing Church. Our son Mark was among them and he scored 388 marks out of 500, this will get him a good national school. Peter our 1st born will also be doing his 2nd year in college next year.
Kindly continue praying for us, because it has also been confirmed by our government that the new curriculum of education will start rolling from January next year which requires us to have the facility for the junior secondary school that is class 7, 8 , & 9. Failure to which the school will end at grade 6 and parents will b required to transfer their children to schools which can cater for those classes. It’s a big challenge to us among other needs but we keep trusting God.
The solar system and the computers are perfectly working, thank you so much for your partnership, love and concern towards this ministry, God bless you all.
Give our best regards to The Crossing Church.
Yours in the service of the little ones.
For Racefield children’s Ministry.
Sammy & Felistus

Abusers, Hucksters and the Protection of Wronged Parties

The one who states his case first seems right, until the other comes and examines him. Proverbs 18:17 (ESV) Not only that, but we rejoice in our sufferings, knowing that suffering produces endurance, and endurance produces character, and character produces hope, and hope does not put us to shame, because God’s love has been poured