Monday, January 24, 2011

Mission Connexion

It's been a while since I wrote, but its been a busy couple weeks!  This past weekend was AMAZING, spent at Mission Connexion NW.  I love this conference, every year it reminds me how much work there is to be done in this world AND inspires me to see all the great work for the Kingdom already being done.  Absolutely fabulous being surrounded by so many mission-minded people - with the united mindset, it really feels like family. It was also a blessing to sing worship songs in hindi, arabic, hungarian and english, especially in the context of remembering Christians all over the world and the different challenges they face because of their faith.   We even got a list of a few churches we'll be visiting in the coming months.  We ran into a woman attending Village Baptist church, one that was recognized by the City of Beaverton for its diversity. How beautiful it is when the church breaks racial and cultural stereotypes and embraces the beauty in culture!  I love it!

Finally, we forgot to pick up our copy of Operation World - hopefully we'll get that soon, but if you're not in the loop with this and are interested in what is going on around the world you at least have to check out their website.  The book and the website allow you to look at any country and see what sorts of social, political, economical, etc. issues the country is facing and what to pray for.  The book is set up to walk you through praying for every country throughout the year.  Pretty amazing resource.

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