Archive - February 2015

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I Would Like To Sing a Hymn
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What Are You Giving Up for Lent?
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Monthly Prayer Journal: February 2015

I Would Like To Sing a Hymn

The sanctuary of Emmanuel Evangelical Church of Los Cabos was destroyed in Hurricane Odile. Photo courtesy of Vicki Reyes

UPDATE, APRIL 2015: A generous family has offered to donate funds to help rebuild Emmanuel Evangelical Church in Los Cabos! For every $1 given, they will match two and a half times ($2.50) up to $35,000. If this goal is met, this will provide all the funds needed to begin construcion on a new worship center in May. Will you  join us in supporting this church and help them meet their goal? Click here to give! We asked Vicki Reyes, TEAM missionary in Mexico, to provide an update on how their community is rebuilding after Hurricane Odile ravaged the Baja California Peninsula…

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What Are You Giving Up for Lent?

Lent is the 40-day period leading up to Easter when Christians practice a sacrifice of some kind, and spend extra time in prayer and worship. Photo by Robert Johnson/TEAM

What are you giving up for Lent? Did you hear this growing up? Not me. My childhood was spent in a non-liturgical church, so when I heard the word “lent,” I immediately thought about something coming off my clothes. I had no idea about a Christian calendar. But maybe you did grow up in a liturgical setting, and for you Lent invokes ideas of giving up something fun, like chocolate. I know a lot of people who give up coffee for Lent, but that’s just crazy-talk. As I’ve grown, I’ve come to appreciate the liturgical calendar as a way for…

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Monthly Prayer Journal: February 2015

Photo by Robert Johnson/TEAM

Thank you for joining us in praying for TEAM’s work around the world. 1 SOUTHERN AFRICA Lynda Collison writes, “Pray for Zion Bible College of Swaziland as they begin classes in February. Pray for the teachers and the students as they start another year of studies. Pray also for Leaders Bible College and the students who complete their modules by correspondence.” 2 EAST ASIA Workers write, “Please continue to pray for a visa for Sam and Grace, workers in East Asia. They also need some progress with their US citizenship.” 3 UKRAINE Kurt and Rochelle zurBurg write, “Pray with us for the…

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