Thursday, December 11, 2014

Team of the Week: Korean Refugee

Korean Refugee

This summer you can help change the lives of refugees from an unreached people group. After escaping from their home country, these young people traveled & spent time in other Asian countries before they finally found a home in South Korea. In partnership with a GCC, your team will live with these students, teaching them English, life skills, and showing them that there really is a God who loves them. 

IMB Job #: 110487  More info!!
Location: Philippines
Team size: 1 team of 6
Field expense:  $695 + round-trip airfare, required travel insurance, passport costs, etc.

Dates for Summer 2015:
April 1: Deadline for applications
May 28: Member orientation begins
June 2: Teams travel to the field
July 28: Teams return for debrief
July 31: Students return home

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Am I Being Successful?


Am I being successful? This question has haunted me at different times in my life. It has kept me awake at night. It has caused me, at times, to fill my days with frenzied human activity; that is, when I have used the wrong measuring stick. 

Mother Teresa raised millions of dollars for the poor, mobilized thousands to follow her example, stood before Kings and Presidents, and was recognized world-wide by receiving the Nobel Peace Prize.  We look at these accomplishments and seek to find the secret or key to her success. 

A poem found written on a wall at the Missionaries of Charity years ago might just help us today:
People are often unreasonable, illogical and self-centered... Forgive them anyway. 
If you are kind, people may accuse you of selfish, ulterior motives... be kind anyway. 
If you are successful, you will win some false friends and some true enemies... Succeed anyway. 
If you are honest and frank, people may cheat you... Be honest and frank anyway.  
What you spend years building, someone could destroy overnight... Build anyway. 
If you find serenity and happiness, they may be jealous... Be happy anyway. 
The good you do today, people will often forget tomorrow... Do good anyway. 
Give the world the best you have, and it may never be enough... Give the world the best you've got anyway. 
You see, in the final analysis, it is between you and your God... It was never between you and them anyway.

Elisabeth Elliot was asked one time about being successful.  Without hesitation, she answered, "I never thought of measuring success.  Obedience is the only measuring stick."

Let us walk in obedience today for an audience of One.  

P52 Team of the Week: Motor City UPG Outreach

Motor City UPG Outreach

Teams will seek to bring the gospel to the Arabic population of Dearborn, Michigan through personal evangelism, seek out persons of peace who are receptive to the gospel and then disciple those who come to Christ through interpersonal one to one discipleship relationships.

Location: Dearborn, MI  More Info!!
Team size:  2 teams of 4
Cost: $1555 plus round-trip travel from orientation site to Detroit 


Dates for Summer 2015:
April 1: Deadline for applications
May 28: Member orientation begins
June 2: Teams travel to the field
July 28: Teams return for debrief
July 31: Students return home

Sunday, December 7, 2014

Lottie Moon Week of Prayer: Day 8

Planting seeds for planting churches

Today, Lily Llambes helps others embrace the true God. But at 25, she grappled with where to place her faith when she was invited into Santeria, whose practices are similar to voodoo.

Instead, she became a Christian.  Read more...


http://www.imb.org/main/lottie-moon/abouttheoffering.asp?PageNavID=109