Serving the people that Jesus cares so much about

As I think of the awesome things God did in Africa through Adonai Partners this summer, I remember the many people who made this happen. There are friends, colleagues and family members who prayed for and encouraged team members. There are those who gave financially – even the anonymous donors! Then there are the team members from Canada, Cote d’Ivoire, Ghana, Kenya, Nigeria, Togo, Uganda and the United States. It was a great opportunity to work with such a team of very passionate people. I am especially thankful for those who joined Adonai Partners for the first time in Togo and Uganda this July. Please pray for all of us that we will together work hard to keep the flame alive; Pray that we will not so soon forget what we saw and experienced as we together served the people Jesus cares so much about.

You know we live in very turbulent times. Every time I look at the news there are reports of earthquakes and hurricanes; floods and drought; disease and civil unrests; crime and injustice; food crises, financial crises and economic recession. Those most affected are usually the poor and vulnerable. God calls His people everywhere to respond with love and compassion. In every generation, authentic Christianity has always been to care for the poor; especially orphans and widows in their distress. I am thankful that in Adonai Partners we have the opportunity to continue to be God’s hands extended to touch the world; its poor and vulnerable – to give them a lift out of their conditions. We have chosen to engage our world, taking the message of hope and God’s love to those who have not heard. Beyond words, proclaiming the Message of Christ by compassionate action. Regardless of your personal situation, it is an honor to serve the poor.

If you’re reading this, you also have an opportunity to be part of what God is doing through Adonai. So we invite you to plug in to this ideal – ordinary people doing extraordinary things through God’s amazing grace. Wherever you are and whatever you’re doing, please make your life count for eternity. We have only one life to live!  If you have the opportunity, please join us next year for another beautiful experience in Africa. Simply go online and complete an application. Applications are coming in already. The deadline is Monday December 31, 2012. Follow this link for more information and to complete your trip application.

Pray for the ongoing work of Adonai Partners in Benin, Nigeria, Sudan, Togo and Uganda. Pray for Barnabas Gathering, our annual missions event in the U.S. and our plans to hold similar events in Nigeria and Uganda. Barnabas Gathering is one of the ways we recruit people for our mission outreaches in Africa. If you have can join us that would be a real joy. Follow this link to make  your reservation.