Proverbs 25:25 "Like cold water to a weary soul is good news from a distant land."
ENTRY SEVEN – JANUARY 27, 2008
7 – Moses, the Strong Leader Who Listened Exodus 15:22 – 19:25
The next two entries only cover one and a half day’s worth of reading between them, but both are so meaty I had to leave them on their own. The topics highlighted here are OBEDIENCE, KEEPING DISEASE FREE IN A WORLD WHICH ENCOURAGES SELF-DESTRUCTION; GRATITUDE, FRIENDSHIP & TEAMWORK; SPEAKING THE TRUTH IN LOVE, BEING GOD’S TREASURED POSSESSION, and FEARING GOD.
It was the "leadership team that allowed the church in Guatemala to have 85 baptisms/restorations and grow for the first time in four years after laying off 70% of the church's full time staff." Bill Ellis reports good news from Guatemala, but he also shares the financial struggles of a missionary trying to raise the support he needs for family and medical expenses... Here's his report.
ENTRY SIX – JANUARY 22, 2008
6 – Moses, the Reluctant Leader who Changed Exodus 1-15
And now on to the story of the Exodus, and the life of Moses. This entry will cover five days of reading, and will hit issues such as COURAGE, BLAMING OTHERS, “the GOD OF WHY”, and the AMAZING PROMISES AND POWER OF GOD.
Survein met a friend but could not manage to get her telephone contact except for her company name. Through that, Survein called up the directory service and track down the company contact. But strangely, this company was not in KL where she met this woman. Without hesitation, she called them up and found that they had just setup a branch in KL. Immediately, she got the branch office contact and called up to look for this lady. When she got a call from Survein, she was so blown away on the kind of trouble Survein would take to find her.
The Kuala Lumpur Central Christian Church was established in April 1991 by a group of faithful disciples from our sister church in Singapore. With only a handful of disciples leading the mission team, the church grew from as few as 15 men and women then to well over 350 disciples now. Currently the KL church is led by Vincent and Jayne Sim together with a team of 4 full time ministry staff and 5 administrative staff.
Ministry of Reconciliation - By Shawn Wooten
We are therefore Christ's ambassadors, as though God were making his appeal through us. 2 Corinthians 5:20 NIV
The Power of Prayer
ENTRY FIVE – JANUARY 18, 2008
5 – Joseph in Egypt Genesis 39-50
As we finish our study of the patriarchs, we will focus on Joseph in Egypt. This entry covers four days worth of reading, and discusses issues like FORGIVENESS, SPIRITUAL THINKING, INTEGRITY at WORK, GRACE, GENEROSITY, and of course, more PARENTING ISSUES.