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Members' Meeting Recap (5/18)

Posted by Brett Toney on

At our members' meeting last night, we covered a number of topics. We received the following fifteen people into covenant membership: Mark & Janet Roth Eugene & Darcy Mazza Julia Morin Allison Cowan Mitchell & Carrie Nees Tim Bryson Eric Goble Aldo & Alejandra Castro Zsophie...

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Members' Meeting Recap (2/17)

Posted by Brett Toney on

At our members’ meeting last night, we touched on a number of exciting updates: We approved Dwayne & Patricia Provo to join as covenant members; Amy Prange and Margaret Robertson were unanimously voted on to serve as deaconesses; and Pastor JJ announced Jim Gardner as a new elder...

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Tags: building, eldership, membership

Partner with Our Kenya Team

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For two weeks this August, a team of 21 individuals will be going out from among us to minister to AIDS-affected children and their families in Kenya. While there, they will be serving with Christ's Hope International at six of their CarePoint mission outposts, including hosting a three day...

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Tags: great commission, missions, orphan

Update from Mexico

Posted by MJ Suriano on

The following is an update from MJ Suriano, serving with Youth With A Mission's medical ships ministry. Our ministry here in Mexico is basically meant to support the work of the YWAM base that serves the community long-term. This has led us to get involved in an incredibly large variety of...

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Tags: mexico, missions, prayer, ywam

Holding the Ropes

Posted by Brett Toney on

Prior to his departure, William Carey, missionary to India and the “father of modern missions,” told the leader of his newly founded missions organization, “Well, I will go down, if you will hold the rope.” The idea Carey was getting at was that a significant part of...

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Tags: communication, missionary care, sending

The Dawn of a New Endeavor

Posted by Becky Houston on

About three weeks has passed since the one year mark of being home from the World Race. In that time I have started, and quickly erased, blogs—desiring to commemorate the year of growth and change; but always with the lingering uncertainty of the right words to use. It was actually the...

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Tags: adventure, dawn, glory, missions

Spiritual Superhero or Ordinarily Dependent?

Posted by The R Family on

The following is the update one of our missionaries shared at our last monthly women's gathering. Consider how you can help care for our missionaries that we might send them in a manner worthy of God (3 John 6). Names and places have been edited out for security reasons. People usually...

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Tags: missionary care, missions

Theological Famine Relief Update

Posted by Brett Toney on

In 2014, we set up a fund for designated giving that would be used for helping bring relief to the theological famine of the Global South—approximately 85% of the 2.2 million evangelical churches in the world are led by pastors who lack sufficient training. Organizations like the...

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Tags: books, missions, theological famine relief

The G Family-Transplanting their Joy

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Posted by Debby Schmitt on

Being born and raised in southern California, there were many significant "firsts" arriving here in Michigan almost 25 years ago. That first winter Surprised, the birth of my third child and coming here to Five Points 15 years ago. First friends here in Michigan hold a special place in my heart...

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Trip to Kisumu

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Posted by Evelyn Van Sloten on

A team of thirteen people will be travelling to Kenya in April to minister to orphans and their communities. There are five care points we will be visiting—there are fifty orphans ministered to on a weekly basis at each one—and we will spend two days at each location. We will have an...

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Tags: aids, missions, orphan

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