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Promoting Unity; Encouraging Growth

We just concluded the bi-annual General Council meeting of the Assemblies of God, Zimbabwe. Pastors and delegates from throughout the nation met in Bulawayo, Zimbabwe’s second city, to transact the business of the organization. Proposals were discussed, adopted or rejected; elections held resulting in a new Assistant General Superintendent and confirmation of the acting General Secretary as the new full-term …

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Swindled!

Rhonda and I served in Malawi for 13 years. We grew accustomed to petty thievery in the neighborhood. To help discourage thieves, we had dogs. Our last dog was a beautiful bull mastiff who was an excellent watchdog and deterrent to those who wanted to enter the yard without permission. Even though we have not had any thievery problems in …

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Why Zimbabwe?

Rescue those being led away to death; hold back those staggering toward slaughter — Proverbs 24:11 NIV Zimbabwe is a troubled nation. Once the breadbasket of Africa, Zimbabwe is now a beggar nation suffering from the effects of the HIV/AIDS pandemic, an economic meltdown, and political chaos. In this atmosphere, people are looking for hope – something substantial to hold …

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Partnership – part 4

The final aspect of partnership is that we are partners in finances (Philippians 4:14 – 17). We are partners in the gospel, partners with the Holy Spirit, and partners in Christʼs experience. But, to actually accomplish the mission of God we have to participate in the fourth aspect of partnership – finances. We all value certain things. Some value a …

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Partnership – part 3

We are partners in the gospel and partners with the Holy Spirit. Those are aspects one and two. Partnership aspect number three is: we are partners in Christʼs experience (Philippians 3:10 – 11). By this I mean, we are partners in his life, suffering, death and resurrection. Each of those characteristics of Christʼs experience have meaning for followers of Christ. …

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Partnership – part 2

The first aspect of partnership is that we are partners in the gospel (see my last blog). The second aspect of partnership is that we are partners with the Holy Spirit (Philippians 2:1 – 2). Partners in the Holy Spirit are in relationship with one another, regardless of time and distance. The Holy Spirit is not limited by time and …

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How do we partner with missionaries?

In my last blog I mentioned that missionaries cannot do their work without the help of partners. Partners invest in a nation through the specific missionaries they have connected with. And, there are 4 aspects to partnership that are necessary to complete the mission of God. The first aspect is that we are partners in the gospel (Philippians 1:3 – …

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