DR Update 4

“What really struck me the most about this trip was the abject poverty these people lived in. Yesterday we visited a village that was described as a dump mixed with a water filtration plant. These people lived in a literal dump, and earned money by allowing people to put trash there for payment. But this […]

DR Update 4

“John Piper said ‘You never know what prayer is for until you know that life is war.’ And I think that’s really true, especially on a trip like this.”-Cam Florence Day six of our trip was pretty emotional for everyone. A few of us are sick or exhausted or both, but despite the discomfort I […]

DR Update 3

“I have been on this trip six times and have never seen the Spirit move in the way it has this week! Today was a day of great service to the local church. A focus of this trip has been to serve and empower the local church so it can grow and make a lasting […]

DR Update Day 2

“Today was surreal. I was sitting under a tree singing songs of praise with tons of Dominicans. As I sang in English, and they in Spanish, I got a glimpse of heaven. One day we will be worshipping the King face to face from every nation in various languages. It’s gonna be sick.” – Katelyn Leidy […]

Prayer for the Muslim World

The greatest blessing in my life is the fact that I have been saved from a life of sin and misery and adopted as a daughter of the King of the Universe! Talk about an awesome thought! Those of us who have been born again by the Spirit have the privilege of praying for those still lost in their sin. And there is no larger group of people living without the gift of salvation through Jesus Christ than Muslims who comprise almost a quarter of the world’s population.

The Ultimate Good Neighbor

John 10:10a says, “The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy.” Satan delights in robbing, stripping and leaving us for dead. Sin leads to death. Romans 5:12 states, “Therefore, just as through one man sin entered into the world, and death through sin, and so death spread to all men, because all sinned.” Romans 3:23 makes it clear that no one is exempt from the consequence of Adam and Eve’s choice in the Garden, “For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God.” Without an atoning payment for our sins we would all be left for dead like the traveler in this parable.

Confessions of a Gay Christian – Some Thoughts

Christians tempted with same-sex attraction need the Church to be a community marked by humility, compassion, and truth. Humility = I’m not better than you. Compassion = I am drawn to you in love not repelled by you in disgust. Truth = Love is not synonymous with unbiblical compromise.

What is Genuine Satisfaction?

Do you eat, yet still get hungry? Do you drink, yet still get thirsty? Does your soul long for more than the empty fillers of food, money, entertainment, power, success, lust, other people’s approval, etc? Find spiritual fulfillment through…