God make me poor, make me hungry, make me weep, and cause me to live in a way that will make me hated on your account…pour out your blessing that I could challenge my culture’s definition of blessing and point my neighbors to the new world that you’re making even now in our midst.
by Steve Dresselhaus
The Gotu market in Beira, Mozambique is one of the ugliest places I have ever seen. Hundreds of stick shacks with torn plastic sheets or mangled old tin for roofs make up the market place . Uncountable numbers of people push, shove and jostle each other in their search for whatever. Unimaginable body odors and the stench of accumulated urine make breathing an agony to be endured. In the rainy season, the time of the year I visited the market, the walkways between the stalls are ponds and rivers of black, oozy mud that works its way up your shoes as you walk through it.
By Josh McQuaid
If we’ve never thought about the fact that our first qualification for serving God is our treasuredness by him, then we’ve missed something pretty crucial.
Without further ado, here is our third and final audio story to share with you at the moment. Hope you enjoy. And don’t forget to check out http://www.team.org to see pictures of the people you’ve heard in these stories, and to learn about ways that you can get involved in these and lots of …
Just read a great post this morning by J. D. Greer that is too good to not share. If you don’t know the story of how Adoniram Judson, an early American missionary, came to the Lord, check out this post.
Thanks J. D. for sharing this great bit of missionary history!
If God is who he says he is, and we are who we say we are, then there’s no option.
By Josh McQuaid
We have become content to live mediocre lives that make marginal contributions to the advancement of God’s Kingdom, and it’s playing right into Satan’s plan.