Thanks for praying for Africa

Thanks for praying for the West Africa CPI Conference, June 19-22. I heard news that things were off to a rocky start, lost luggage and that kind of thing. So, like you, I prayed that God would work mightily. I got this report from Steve Smith BGC Missionary in Ivory Coast that brought some people with and took part in the conference. Let me say that God showed up. I wish you could have seen …

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As A Little Child

Thoughts Along the Way©   But Jesus called the children to him and said, “Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of God belongs to such as these. I tell you the truth, anyone who will not receive the kingdom of God like a little child will never enter it.” Luke 18:16-17              While sitting in church, I noticed a father with his 18 month old baby …

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Roller Coaster Rides

Thoughts Along the Way© When my heart was grieved and my spirit embittered, I was senseless and ignorant; I was a brute beast before you. Yet I am always with you; you hold me by my right hand. You guide me with your counsel, and afterward you will take me into glory. Whom have I in heaven but you? And earth has nothing I desire besides you. My flesh and my heart may fail, but …

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CPI Regional Equipping Seminars serve 237 leaders

The last CPI Regional Equipping Seminar held throughout 2006 and into this spring was held last week.  John conducted some training on Clarifying your Ministry Core Values.  Another seminar was on Personal and Church-based Evangelism.  Over this period, CPI has had eight regional seminars, in 5 regions of Japan, covering 9 different training topics, equipping 132 missionaries and 105 Japanese (44% of the total). This does not include the over 100 who were involved in …

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Random Thoughts on Fellowship

These things I ran across during some reading.  Caused me to think… how about you? “Sometimes you want to go where everybody knows your name…and they’re always glad you came.”   From Cheers TV Sitcom opening song “The neighborhood bar is possibly the best counterfeit there is to the fellowship Christ wants to give His Church. It’s an imitation, dispensing liquor instead of grace, escape rather than reality, but it is a permissive, accepting, and inclusive …

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Together Alone

Thoughts Along the Way Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength.’ Mark 12:20             I was at McDonalds the other day (yes, I am sane and healthy) having a quick lunch and watching a young couple at a nearby table. They had a table in a relatively quiet corner but that was the extent of any romantic interlude. …

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Operation Japan – Intercession Resource

In Nov 2005, the 3rd edition of Operation Japan was printed to mobilize prayer intercession for the nation of Japan. This is a publication of the Japan Evangelical Missionary Association (JEMA) and co-edited by former BGC missionary Don Wright. This is a comprehensive prayer guide that will help you to understand and effectively pray for the people of Japan. For more info click here.