Lessons from the Amazon Part 5

Who Needs Jesus?

by Kelly Moore

20160624_01Day after day on the Amazon we have passed by house after house filled with precious families. We have seen them smile and wave. We have had a little peek into life on the Amazon as we watched them playing soccer, washing clothes, fishing, farming, harvesting….just living. Their belongings are scarce, the dangers are great.

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Lessons from the Amazon Part 4

Get Out of Your Boat

by Kelly Moore

20160618_01A boat out on the water is so peaceful and so relaxing. However, as a person who is not fond of being in the water – especially deep dark water – the surroundings can be terrifying. So the boat is the safe haven.  Choosing to stay in the boat makes perfect sense…unless you are a Christian.

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Lessons from the Amazon-Part 3

Paving the Way

by Kelly Moore

20160612_01Being in a boat on the Amazon River is an amazing place to be. It’s peaceful and calm, aside from the occasional rain storm or floating log. Mile after mile of water and jungle.

The bank is spotted with one or two room houses. Some are built on stilts and some are built on floating log rafts to accommodate the rising water of the rainy season.

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Lessons from the Amazon Part 2

When We Fall

by Kelly Moore

20160608_01I posted the story yesterday about walking the plank. I eluded to the fact that we had one mishap that ended in an accidental baptism. It’s true. One of our precious team members was struggling with his suitcase (I had help with mine) and lost the battle. He fell right into that nasty brown water.

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Lessons from the Amazon Part 1

We will be running a series of twelve inspirations by our precious friend and guest writer, Kelly Moore. Kelly and her husband recently joined a mission trip with Amazon Vision Ministries, an organization dedicated to taking the gospel of Jesus Christ to villages along the West Amazon River.

We know you will be blessed in a mighty way as Kelly shares her personal lessons from the Amazon.

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Recalculating

by Jenny Harrison

Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make straight your paths.
Proverbs 3:5-6 (ESV)

20140310_01aThose who know me best, know that I am directionally challenged. It has been said, “Jenny would have difficulty finding her way out of a phone booth with arrows.” Sadly, I cannot argue this point as it is an accurate description of my obvious deficiency.

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Pure Joy

By Dennis Ensor

20160221_01aDennis Ensor has been one of our guest contributors through the years. His life took a pretty dramatic turn about a year ago when it was discovered he had a deadly brain tumor. What would seem like a tragedy for most people has turned into a mission of pure joy for Dennis as he tells of his journey with God and shares the unspeakable joy which he has experienced from the beginning.

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When it’s okay to live offended… and when it’s not

It is our privilege to present a guest post by our dear friend and Christian sister, Carey Scott.

With her newest release, Untangled: Let God Loosen the Knots of Insecurity in Your Life, Carey is helping women untangle their self-worth from the world and secure it in Jesus so they are free to live authentic lives… not perfect ones.

By Carey Scott

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It’s so easy to live offended.

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Calming the Storm

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by Michelle Welch

On that day, when evening had come, he said to them, “Let us go across to the other side.” And leaving the crowd, they took him with them in the boat, just as he was. And other boats were with him. And a great windstorm arose, and the waves were breaking into the boat, so that the boat was already filling.

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