Month

July 2013

We Are One Body…

We are one body with many members. 1 Corinthins  12:12-31. I like to think that I give the body its good looks, but my group members will probably disagree with me. Today’s sermon at Ashford was over unity. It got me to think about our team and the people who make up the team. W
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Here I Am, Send Me

I heard the voice of the sovereign master say, “Whom will I send? Who will go on our behalf?” I answered, “Here I am, send me!” Isa 6:8 (NET) Answering the call of the lord is not easy.  It is an uncomfortable journey. I can attest to that. As I write this my e
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England and the United States of America

It’s often said that England and the United States of America are two countries divided by a common language. Indeed, their diction carries on the rich and storied history of Europe far more than ours does, and their system of government still contains the vestiges of monarchy, while
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What’s going on

Very humbled First Baptist Church San Antonio and friends from Ashford Baptist Church in Ashford, England will be working together this summer! Our team of 10 will also be cultivating a new relationship with Ashurst Drive Baptist Church in London. Here is what will be going on: HOLIDA
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Coming Home

Coming home. We are currently leaving Chicagoland airspace and we have just been approved to use our portable electronic devices. I thought this would be a good time to check in and catch up on the past couple of days. Yesterday we had another great day at VBS and through our bible le
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England mission prayer Sunday

There will be an England mission commission prayer service immediately following 6 p.m. evening service this Sun., July 21 in Blanchard Lounge. Would love to see you there! What a privilege it is to pray with– and for– others.
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VBS Day 2

VBS Day 2 Here’s the attendance report: Day 1 site 1-17, site 2-5, site 3-2 Day 2 site 1-23, site 2-7, site 3-5 At first I hesitated to give you these numbers. We can certainly get wrapped up in them, you know, bigger is better. You know that we would rejoice if we were able to
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VBS Day 1

VBS Day 1 Another great day to see God’s hand all over this trip. We will certainly not say it has been without incident, but we can truly say we have been provided and  cared for. Several folks texted and emailed me regarding our supplies. They finally arrived after several cal
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Day 4

Day 4 Today we began the ministry phase of our trip. It was indeed another full day. The first place we went to was First Baptist Church Momence, Illinois. The church was about 45 minutes south of where our hotel is. It was amazing how different the setting was from the urban jungle t
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Pacific Garden Mission

I have had the privilege of planning an going on choir tours for twenty years.  Each time I have planned one I keep several thoughts in mind.  What are some things I would want to see, what will help stretch the kids minds, and what will challenge their souls.  There is always an elem
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