I’ve been busy…

I’ve Been Busy… By MIKAL FARLEY, Indianapolis, Indiana USA I’ve been busy recently preparing for camp, reworking our website, working on our mission center social media pages and getting ready for the busy season ahead.   But I am renewed; I am overjoyed; I am excited for you to experience the season ahead, the posts to come on our Mission Center pages and on the Indianapolis pages. Moreover, I am excited because I am a disciple. I’ve looked at this phrase every day; I’ve spoken it to myself over and over again, so much so, that it’s become second nature.  God where will your Spirit lead me today?  What adventure,… Read More

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Response to USA Withdrawal From Paris Climate Agreement

Response to USA Withdrawal From Paris Climate Agreement 6/2/2017- INDEPENDENCE, MO. In response to the announcement of the withdrawal of the USA from the Paris Climate Agreement, the First Presidency said: “An Enduring Principle of Community of Christ, based on numerous insights in scripture, is Sacredness of Creation. This fundamental principle of our faith calls us to join with God as stewards of care and hope for all of creation. In Doctrine and Covenants 165:1d we are called to “Pursue Peace on and for the Earth.” Today and in the future, Community of Christ will be faithful to our calling to protect and heal our environment as a mission priority.”… Read More

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Passion in Ministry

A Testimony – Alisha Bauman Fear holds us captive, hindering our first steps toward living by Christ’s example. Fear is our greatest foe. Fear of failure to open ourselves to God’s directions. Fear of being too tired from every day life. Fear of being able to keep meeting the needs of the congregation. And fear of the unknown. – Alisha Bauman, Teamwork Overcomes Fear, Herald Vol.157 No.8, p 31

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Lollipop Ministry

Lollipop Ministry By Vera Entwistle, World Service Corps My husband and I are volunteers with the World Service Corps in Taipei, Taiwan. We don’t speak Chinese, but many residents understand some English. However, we have become very good at gestures, and the people are very patient. A 7-Eleven convenience store sits two doors from our church entrance. Every Sunday we stop to pick up milk for the coffee we serve in Bible class. One morning in the store, I noticed a young mother struggling with three small, disruptive children. The frustrated mother was trying, unsuccessfully, to calm the children. As I stood at the counter, I spotted a jar of… Read More

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“The Lord is Risen Indeed”

We gathered today using the theme “The Lord is Risen Indeed”.  Our scripture was Luke 24:13-35: Luke 24:13-35New International Version (NIV) On the Road to Emmaus 13 Now that same day two of them were going to a village called Emmaus, about seven miles[a] from Jerusalem. 14 They were talking with each other about everything that had happened. 15 As they talked and discussed these things with each other, Jesus himself came up and walked along with them; 16 but they were kept from recognizing him. 17 He asked them, “What are you discussing together as you walk along?” They stood still, their faces downcast. 18 One of them, named Cleopas, asked him, “Are you the… Read More

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