Friday, March 13, 2015

It's All Grace.

Last weekend, we had the privilege of participating in the 58th Annual Missions Conference at Black Rock Congregational Church in Fairfield, Connecticut.  Black Rock has been supporters of former SIM-Liberia missionaries Jon and Pat Shea, so they were familiar with the work of ELWA in Liberia.  We were welcomed there as if we were long time friends. 

Rick preached the morning message on Sunday, which he had to do 3 times!! God gave him a challenging word to share from Philippians 1:29-30: "For it has been granted to you that for the sake of Christ you should not only believe in him but also suffer for his sake, engaged in the same conflict that you saw I had and now hear that I still have."  In the sermon, he told a very powerful story of one of the ELWA staff who contracted Ebola and spent his time in the ETU ministering to others that we haven't told in another place.  I listened to the sermon all three times and the story still got to me on the third time through it. The story starts at 18:35.

March 8 - Missions Conference: Engaged In The Conflict from Black Rock Church on Vimeo.

Thanks for tuning in.  Also, thanks for praying for us in these great opportunities that have come up-- to share God's word, to encourage the church in missions outreach and to keep the Ebola crisis in West Africa in the prayers of His people.

For the Kingdom, Debbie and Rick

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