What is at Stake?
When we returned to America as a family 18 months ago, it came as a surprise. Coming into my role as a missions and local outreach pastor, I did not have a set strategy or preset plan. I had to come with the eyes of a missionary to my “home”. I was a stranger in […]
Grace When You Disagree
It seems there are more opportunities for division and disagreement right now than ever. Many world events have caused Christians to take opposite sides on issues. The recent election in the USA The worldwide issues with refugees and immigrants A global fear of the foreigner. There are those embracing terms like evangelical and inclusive, while […]
Freedom Day: How Grace Changed a Nation
“We dedicate this day to all heroes and heroines in this country and the rest of the world who sacrificed in many ways and surrendered their lives so that we could be free.” Nelson Mandela April 27 1994 This is the date of South Africa’s first democratic national elections following Nelson Mandela’s release from prison. […]
Racism is more than Black or White
We have friends who have a South African woman come once a week to help out with the children. They recently went on furlough and wanted to keep this woman employed during their trip. They arranged for her to help with another couple’s children. Recently we learned this woman refused to come and help. The family […]