- Published 10 Dec 2013
We have shared a number of profiles of local congregations over the past few years. We do this to provide our readers with some insight regarding how God plants and builds His church, often from very humble beginnings. The Savior told His disciples and apostles 2000 years ago to “Go into all the world and preach the gospel to every creature” (Mark 16:15). The people of all nations are to hear the saving gospel of Jesus Christ.
- Published 09 Dec 2013
...that the outer splendor and sparkle is not necessary for this celebration, but that a quiet and prayerful heart is? (Luke 2:10-20)
...that eating and drinking is not the most important part of Christmas, but that experiencing God and seeing the Lord is? (Luke 2:9-30)
...that the Son of God became poor for our sake, so that we could become rich through His poverty? (2 Corinthians 8:9)
...that true wealth can only be given to us by God? That by His mercy and grace we have forgiveness, salvation, a guilt-free conscience, peace, and happiness? True wealth is made up of the heavenly gifts that are found by all who discover Bethlehem and Calvary (Ephesians 1:3).
...that all Christians (not only at Christmas) are to be generous to others and share their wealth? “Let us do good to all, especially to those who are of the household of faith” (Galatians 6:9-10).
...that “Gloria in Exelsis Dei” means “Glory to God in the highest”? We glorify God when we do His will. His will is that we believe in His Son Jesus Christ and through faith receive eternal life (Luke 2:14 and John 17:3 and 8).
- Published 31 Aug 2013
The work in Bolivia is growing. There are two congregations, two schools and many opportunities to reach out. The work is sometimes difficult, but God blesses His children and gives the growth. The primary goal of the mission is to reach Old Colony Mennonites with the gospel of Jesus Christ. They live in a system of rigid rules and laws, and while they are God-fearing, they do not believe that one can be assured of one's salvation.