Thank you for all the comments concerning their visit this past Sunday night. It was indeed wonderful to have them with us. Once again you have been so generous in your love offering.
Here is the address to their website: http://www.sjphillips.org/default.aspx
Under the “Video Gallery” tab, you will find a video of their ministry to the Dao people of Indonesia. The video is a bit graphic. Consider yourself warned! (The Dao People’s “Race Against Time”)
Our teens just completed their annual “Armchair Race.” The object of this race is for each team to tote along an armchair throughout our town, to various and obscure locations, and to capture those moments on film…I mean digitally. The team with the most unusual locations wins. This year, the team of Joshua Mays, John Reid, Katie Reid and Jonathan Schwan took home first place. They were led by Jennifer Burrell, Chris Simmons and Peggy Simmons.
Here is a slide show from the event…
We’ve been given one life…don’t waste it.
That is a powerful sentence and a powerful thought. I don’t think any of us want to waste our life. We know our days upon this earth are indeed precious, and most of us make some effort to contribute to the mission of God’s kingdom. However, when we are faced with the needs and ministry opportunities that this broken world offers, it is easy for us to become overwhelmed. How much money should I give? Should I go on this mission trip, and if so, where? Is God calling me to adopt? Am I too career-minded? Am I sacrificing my family on the altar of ministry? After all, we only have one life and I don’t want to waste it.
I think the questions I’ve just posed are good questions and worthy of asking. However, we cannot forget the opportunity we have right here and right now. When you don’t know how much to give, give what you can. When you don’t know where to travel to share God’s word, share it where you are. When you question your schedule and the direction your life is heading, offer it to God and ask Him to set the priority. We cannot sacrifice the here and now for what might be, somewhere else and sometime later. You can be significant right where you are…so begin today!