Stumps That Grow

Thoughts Along the Way© Search me, O God, and know my heart; test me and know my anxious thoughts.  See if there is any offensive way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting. Psalm 139:23-24             When we moved into our current house the trees in the front yard were terribly overgrown so we had them severely trimmed. One tree in particular was a problem. It was large, fast growing, and under the…

Continue reading

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…

Continue reading

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…

Continue reading

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…

Continue reading

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…

Continue reading