After my 7 year-old's birthday, one of the things we agreed it was good to do was getting her to use "big people's toothpaste". Up til now, she's been using the one for "little kids". Just one problem...She hated the taste of the big people's one!
"Why did God need so many animal sacrifices (refering to the feast of Tabernacles, Numbers 29); just to make himself feel good? Wouldn't it have been better to give that food to the poor?"
Linda is working amongst the P ethnic minority group in Asia and is seeing the Lord move amongst them in exciting ways. Linda writes, ‘about 6 years ago, my co-worker felt God speak to her about a particular region to our north where many of our target people live. However, until recently, it has seemed almost impenetrable. Very recently, however, a good friend has helped us get permission to teach English there for two to three weeks in August! It is a very good opportunity about which we are all very excited.’
As I finished my eye appointment where I had drops put in to widen my pupils, they offered me a pair of cut-out shades to protect me from the sun's glare on my eyes. Little did I know the lessons I'd learn through it.
During the reign of Oliver Cromwell, there was a shortage of currency in the British Empire. Representatives carefully searched the nation in hopes of finding silver to meet the emergency.
As I sat here with my 7 year old (on school holidays), I asked her 'What should I write a blog about?'. Her response was very telling.
“That’s where all those ‘stan’ countries are – I can never remember their names”, could be what comes to mind when you think about Central Asia (if you think about it at all). Afghanistan is maybe the only country in the region we know anything about, whose name we can pronounce and for whom we pray. However, the people in other ‘stan’ countries - Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Turkmenistan, Azerbaijan, Uzbekistan and Tajikistan also have spiritual needs and most are unreached.
The Turkic Peoples
Six of us recently returned from a short term trip to Indonesia.Our team ran a children’s program at a conference for long term workers and followed this with a week of input and ministry. We received more than we gave and learnt that:
Andrew and Ali are settling into life in a new country in Western Asia with their three young daughters. There are many adjustments. They are noticing that everything really does take longer when you just can’t speak the language. Several times one of them has headed out for a discovery escapade only to then ring the other and confess they are totally lost or took the wrong bus home!
A mate of mine helped me with a car problem I had the other day. It was something that might be simple to some, but not me. But after about 20 minutes, we had a problem.
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