Archive - March 2015

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Just Church
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The Healing Power of Hope
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Monthly Prayer Journal: March 2015

Just Church

Church must be defined by the way believers function when they gather together and not by the organizational structures that facilitate the gathering. Photo by Robert Johnson/TEAM

We asked Charles Davis, a retired TEAM missionary and author of Making Disciples Across Cultures (IVPress), to share about the modern understanding of church. This opinion column also appears in the spring 2015 issue of Horizons magazine. How can we go to church if we are the church? When we do go to church, how do we know a church is actually there? How can there be many churches when there is only “one body?” The modern understanding of the word “church” is flawed. For starters, it rarely appears without another adjective, such as mega, multi-site, small, universal, invisible, cell, emergent,…

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The Healing Power of Hope

Naomi directs children in games that help to build community. Naomi and Anne love and serve not only the vulnerable women but their children as well. Photo by Robert Johnson/TEAM
Naomi directs children in games that help to build community. Naomi and Anne love and serve not only the vulnerable women but their children as well. Photo by Robert Johnson/TEAM

Naomi Duff and TEAM missionary Anne Hoyt are reaching out to women in Chad’s sex industry and helping them realize their true worth as daughters of God. Today, Naomi shares some insight into what they do and how the Vulnerable Women Initiative in Chad is helping these women find hope, healing and purpose through Christ. It’s the third day that Rita is in labor. I rush her from the hospital to a specialized mother and child unit. N’Djamena traffic is at its worst at 7:30 a.m., so we crawl along, but every bump in the road produces a gasp of pain from…

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Monthly Prayer Journal: March 2015

Photo by Robert Johnson/TEAM

Thank you for joining us in praying for TEAM’s work around the world. 1 SPAIN Workers write, “We received a generous donation of a 4000+ sq. ft. prefab building and we are in the process of doing the necessary steps to set it up on the land and use it. Pray that we can find a good architect, get the permits, receive the needed funds and have it ready for the summer activities.” 2 TAIWAN Nancy Leet writes, “We are moved to see four women in preparation for baptism. Each one has a unique story of how they were moved…

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