Thursday, September 24, 2009

Step Out! Stand Out! (Messiah College Missions Week)

This week is our school's Missions Week. We set aside a time every year—one full week—to review once more the challenge of the Great Commission. During this time, we usually invite guests (missionaries, pastors, etc.) to speak to us.

This year's slogan is Step Out! Stand Out! Our theme is military. In this present age, there is an ever-increasing need to share the message of salvation. As Christians, we need to answer to that call. We need to take the challenge. We need to be soldiers for Christ.

It's only the second day, but I have been challenged, inspired, blessed. I look forward to the rest of the week.

Pictures and stories to come!!!

Wednesday, September 09, 2009

Your Dollar Can Be A Blue Gold

Alyssa and I have been very much occupied for the past month. But we have not forgotten that we have a blog. :)

A year ago, a sixteen year-old guy decided that he wanted to help people in Sudan by building wells for them. One well costs $8,000. By December 2008, he raised $10,000 and was able to build one well for the Sudanese people. This year, he's at it again and we're very excited for the raising of $24,000 to build three wells!

Well, Joshua Guthrie is not your higher than average Joe. In fact, he's completely normal for his age doing school, playing video games, enjoying time with his family. The difference? His compassion for people who need so much of what we constantly take for granted: water.

Watch the video and tell your friends about it! Share it on emails, Twitter, FacebookYouTube, or blog about it! Give up a dollar and make a difference in the lives of people in Sudan!