What is the Sound of God’s Voice When We Sin?
By Sam Williamson
I once told a friend of a recurring temptation of mine. Over the next month, he shared my secret with a dozen other friends, spicing up the tale with the fib that I had yielded to the temptation—even though ...
Can God still, or will God still, forgive me? AudioI have not been living right and have messed up really bad-None of us are living right! All of us must go to God moment by moment and confess our sins.If we say that we have not sinned, we are fooling ...
Sunday Collectives 4/25/16 – 5/1/16
What is the purpose of God’s laws now that I am a Christian? Audio
Since we are discussing grace it should be considered with this question. So perhaps the question would become “What role does the law play as compared to the role grace plays in my ...
Self-Righteousness: The Secret to Getting Better
By Steve Brown via Key Life Network
I’m an expert on self-righteousness…and you are too. It’s perhaps the most dangerous of all human sins. And we’re guilty of it.
Five characteristics of self-righteousness:
It’s subtle. We don’t know it when we’ve got it.
It’s incremental. It never starts out ...
Get Back Up with His Strength
By Jessica Dixon
Jeremiah 29:11 For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.
We can sometimes be too hard on ourselves and at times speak ...
Bream and Broken Yokes
By James Campbell
"It was for freedom that Christ set us free; therefore keep standing firm and do not be subject again to a yoke of slavery.”
I am not always as patient as I’d like to be. For that reason alone it may surprise some of ...
By Pat Thacker
Hello, Hello, Hello all is well today you’re happy dancing around praising God while doing your daily chores!
Everyone is doing fine the bills are all paid! It’s a wonderful day just moving around busily doing dishes, mopping even a little ironing! Life is good, then in a few ...
Service-Learning is a way of learning how to serve others. What makes it different from other kinds of learning is that in SL we learn while serving. The SL works with interns as well as the local community; often people in need. Service-Learning in the community wants to give hope to the hopeless. The only way of doing this is to change challenges into opportunities.
SL in the community of Beni has some projects which fight against poverty, as it is a case for goats’ project. This project consisted of distributing goats to five deferent associations operating in Beni town and neighboring villages: Cantine, Kabasha, and Oicha. The project was financed by a church, Upper Room, in Minnesota (USA). It targeted vulnerable women. They chose women because in Africa, especially in Congo, women are the main providers in their families.
The goats’ project is very strategic. It combines breeding and agriculture. These women learned new skills at seminar during the launch of the project. They use goats’ manure for fertilizer in their gardens. They have gardens where they plant: leek, eggplant, soy beans, and other vegetables. Some women are subsistence farmers, while others farm and sell their produce as a small business. For example, the women from the group in Oicha (30 km away from Beni), earned $100 after selling eggplant crop.
What the women like the most about this project is that several women will benefit from it. In fact, the goat project started by giving five to ten goats to a group (depending on the number of women in the group). The first recipient raises a goat until it births a kid. The kid is given to another woman then the first recipient holds ownership of the goat. Though, some groups are impatient to give each member of their association a goat. However, some groups are feeling impatient. For each woman to receive her goat will take a long period of time.
The group from kabasha (14 km away from Beni town) decided to buy two more goats. Each member contributed a small amount of money to purchase the goats. This helped multiply their efforts. However, these women still need to work hard to make their dreams come true. Each member is eagerly waiting for a goat and do not know the precise date they will get it. A few goats died of unknown diseases; therefore, they think that they still need to learn more about raising goats.
Even so Service-Learning is still looking forward to finding clear connection to this project.
World Prayr has chosen to be different, starting with teaching others that the pilgrimage all of those who have been brought near to God are on is not one that is about our focusing on what we are doing, or focusing on our sin or anything we are not doing, but rather focusing on what Christ did in order for us to know transforming grace. We refer to this message as the gospel of grace. We then live this out as a ministry by serving others through counseling, prayer and sound biblical teachings.
We, also, differ from most ministries in another key area and that is working to live out the message of Philippians 2:4, by aggressively promoting other ministries and churches. As a mission team World Prayr is working to serve those who are disconnected and re-connecting them, one soul at a time to local bodies of believers.
We refer to our team as an “Ohana” which is made up of many nationalities spread across the globe and within the Protestant faith.