Saturday, January 28, 2012

World Mission Sunday

Okay, so the Archbishop has written a letter...
archbishops do that.

And in the letter he's asked us to observe World Mission Sunday on the last Sunday of Epiphany, which for those who are counting, is right around the corner (2/19).

Not sure what the plan will be as yet, but there are some neat resources out there, and I thought it would be cool to share some of those resources here from time to time.

This one is from OMF International. OMF offers six ways to get involved in missions, even if its just a mission in your own backyard. That's awesome because missions isn't about taking "trips" and sending money, there are lots of ways to live out a missional call, at any age and in any place.

First way: Learn!

6 WAYS - LEARN from K H on Vimeo.

Saturday, January 21, 2012

I Hate Snow

Mostly because I have to shovel it. I am cold when I do it and I am sweaty and sleepy when I am through. Pretty soon I will have to do it again. And now that I think about it, how come the children never visit when the driveway needs to be shoveled!?!

I suppose what annoys me the most is that snow annoys me. I have been pondering of late that most things in Our Father's creation are there to bring him glory. So, after an hour of shoveling I am thinking to myself, "Just exactly how does this bring glory to Our Father?" This question brings the follow on question of, "Why can't I see the things I know bring glory to Our Father?" I know it, but I can't see it.


I long to see the full glory of Our Father fully revealed - someday, O Lord, someday.

Hmm, I wonder if the reason so many evangelicals are southern is so they don't have to worry about the glory of Our Father in shoveling snow.

And in the mean time I give thanks to Our Father in heaven, the Carhartt corporation and my eldest daughter for flannel lined work pants.

Friday, January 20, 2012

News from Tabora

Bishop Elias writes ...

Dear Friends,

Thank you very much for your prayers, I am very happy to let you know that our St. Peter's Secondary School was finally registered by the Ministry of Education. The registration decision was reached after committing ourself to the agreement of completing the Scientific laboratory building before the end of 2012 and we were able to purchase and show the officials the laboratory equipments worth T.Shillings 12 Million ( Equivalent to 7750 USD). Thank you very much for your prayers. However, we still need your prayers for the fulfillment of our commitment to complete the Lab. Building before the end of this year. May God bless you so much. 

Yours in Christ,

The Rt. Rev. Elias Chakupewa
Bishop of Tabora Diocese
P.O.Box 1408 Tabora,
Tanzania (East Africa),
Cell +255-786-686751