During our mission in Kenya we spoke four times in a tent and at local churches about Theology 101 and revival. Jonathan spoke about how we are souls, being eternally minded, our sinful nature, justification, adoption into the family of God, sanctification, how we are the church, its not a building and then began to share about the state of the church. He spoke about how God is calling the church to repentance as we need transformation. As he spoke about revival people began to weep and cry out to God. We saw revival beginning to take place in Africa.
We have no right to water-down the Gospel’s offense or civilize its radical demands in order to make it more appealing to a fallen world or carnal church members. Our churches are filled with strategies to make them more seeker-friendly, by repackaging the Gospel, removing the stumbling block and taking the edge off the blade so it might be more acceptable to carnal men. We ought to be seeker-friendly but we ought to realize that there is only one seeker and He is God. If we are striving to make our church and our message accommodation, let us make them accommodating to Him. If we are striving to build a church or ministry, let us build it on a passion to glorify God and a desire not to offend His Majesty. To the wind with what the world thinks about us. We are not to seek the honors of earth, but the honors of heaven.
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Jonathan and his father need assistance to cover the remainder balance of their travel expenses to take this grant to the projects we are developing and need to raise some additional funds to provide even more assistance to these precious children along with other children at another nearby orphanage.
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The director of The Hope Movement moved back to Baltimore for several reasons but one was ministry. We are converting vacant lots on North Ave into Haven of Hope Community Gardens in connection with prayer, evangelism and mentorship. Christians have not been passionate about working in this area and so he brought his family to do the work. We hope you will hear the heart of God and see the mission field in your backyard.
On August 13, 2016 since no one from the churches or area are answering the call, he took his family down to North Ave. to landscape the garden. He shared online "My family is doing mission work in Baltimore, where is your family?". He said this to push the church to become eternally minded and although its fine to at times enjoy the man-made delights with your family, it is more important to glorify God by teaching your family to serve God and serve other showing the love of Christ and sharing the Gospel.
We live in uncertain times, a new rise of public display of racism, violence, political turmoil, displaced people and hatred for them, turning away from God, poverty, slavery, hatred, watered down doctrine in our churches leading millions further from Biblical truths. Millions inside and outside of the church walls who if Jesus returned today would hear the dreaded words “And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity.”
We must begin to change the way we view our faith in Jesus and how we view others. We must decide if we are going to practice what we preach and seek holiness and answer the call. We must see others as eternal souls and become passionate about Preaching the Gospel.
Sociology says tribal mentality causes divide. Theology says it is our sin, because we don’t see each other as souls. There is an African greeting that as we would say hello, the translation would be I see you.
See the world does not see each other as souls, they are dead to sin. Sadly many professing Christians have been guilty of this as well.
We focus on the momentary problems, situations, worries and delights here on earth. We place so much attention, waste so much time on things of this world that we fail to see the big picture, we are not eternally minded. So I ask, are the things we are living for worth Christ dying for?
Parts of this message has contributions by Pastor Craig Cole, Carlton Hall and BJ Rudge
Check out just some of the life transforming activities we conducted in the month of June. Thousands of meals were service, Bible Study/ Prayer cell groups were started, church services held in our center in Guatemala City, food distribution, clothing distribution, counseling sessions and much more.
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Revival, a sermon by Pastor Craig Cole, Pastor of a home church called Discipleship Community Church in New Castle, PA and board member of The Hope Movement.
On June 15th our team in Guatemala traveled to Puerto de San Jose where we met a beautiful group of children at a local school, most who live four kilometers (3 Miles) away from the school in the village Los Tubos. They live and work at the trash dump to help their families survive by recycling materials found in the dump. These children travel by old raggedy bikes or by foot alone or in groups amid sugar cane and banana crops in order to study at this school. We met the school director, Azmitia and a teacher and they explained to us that the children often arrive to school with an empty stomach, making it difficult for them to focus on their studies.