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When people step out onto mission with Jesus, there will always be stories to tell and insights to share. Just as those who first walked with Jesus passed on their experiences to others, we believe that anything we gain on our journey with Christ belongs to everyone. So eat up and drink deep, but whatever you recieve here must be shared with others. We promise it will grow and deepen in the sharing.

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On Being New Humans
Written by Lindy Erin   
Saturday, 18 August 2007
While in the Dominican Republic I was amazed at the forms of hospitality I received and witnessed. When it rains people without umbrella's stop in the nearest home, regardless if they know the family, and they will expect to find a family welcoming them in to talk and perhaps eat together, until the rain passes.
The family I stayed with housed and fed me for 2 weeks for free, and they were upset that I wouldn't stay longer. I grew up with a phrase of "don't outstay your welcome" and we start to wonder if we are getting close after 3 or 4 days.

They have 3 months of vacation, and they're fine waiting for someone for an hour. They don't get all stressed out, and they would much rather talk with you than watch what's on their TV. It's common for people to live into their late nineties and they will feed their visitors until they are about to expl0de.

Skin color is very important there. The lighter the better, the lighter the more beautiful. Skinny is not...
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Culture Shock PDF Print E-mail
On Being New Humans
Written by Lindy Erin   
Saturday, 18 August 2007
I just returned from the Dominican and I wasn't expecting to have culture shock upon my return.
When I was there, I was longing for running water, A/C, clean water, no humidity, no mosquitos, and English.
Now I'm sitting here in NY wanting some avena con leche (oatmeal with milk), jugo con leche (most amazing fruit juice with carnation milk and sugar), chocolate,beans and rice, fresh fruit,avacado,coconuts, spanish music and dancing, the hustle and bustle of a full house,and speaking in another language.

As I think back to Paul talking about his ability to be content in all situations, I realize how far I have to go. How often I am wishing I was elsewhere and not enjoying the very moment I've been blessed with.

I love and miss the people and cultures of Africa, Michigan, Missouri, Dominican Republic, Puerto Rico, and New York whenever I am not near them. I wonder how long until I can live in this tension without heartache. Perhaps I should start praying...
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"relationships" PDF Print E-mail
Urban Life & Mission
Written by Lindy Erin   
Saturday, 18 August 2007
having the "relationship" talk with teenagers is always a slightly awkward thing. We were having a bible study with the teens and looked at Gen. 24, Abraham's servant going to look for Issac a wife. He found her at the well. Not exactly a hot spot these days for finding women.

I found myself enjoying the conversation as they shared their honest views. I wish others could have seen it. They were brutally honest about their feelings about the opposite sex, and the ways in which both feel objectified. As the conversation moved to where sex fits into God's plan for relationships, I couldn't help but laugh at terms they would use. "Happy time" become the codeword for sex. And I continue to appreciate their raw and very unfiltered honesty. I have never been part of these discussions in more institutional settings where the teens felt comfortable enough to share what their relationships had consisted of before they came to Christ.

As I see their passion for Christ, and...
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The Name Game PDF Print E-mail
On Being New Humans
Written by Ben Cheek   
Wednesday, 15 August 2007

Alright, I admit it. It bothered me. “Kyle” left a comment on a post calling me an “anti-Christian conformist“. Maybe it’s because it’s just so opposite of what I hope to be. I mean, if at the end of all things that’s how I turn out, then I have really failed. Maybe that’s why that name was so bothersome — because I’m afraid of it.

No, it’s not the first time I’ve been called a name. In college I...
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FJ2: The Starting Point PDF Print E-mail
Jesus and His Gospel
Written by soulster   
Wednesday, 15 August 2007

This article is the second in a multi-part series called “Following Jesus”.

let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles, and let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us…. [HEB 21:1 NIV]

Starting LineWhen running races, perhaps the most important thing is showing up at the correct starting line. It seems to me, that despite the decline in Christianity’s influence and effectiveness in recent times, the amount of effort put into “doing” our religion is still pretty high. It’s not that we’ve quit doing things, even many things we might categorize more-or-less under the title “following Jesus”. But the results (or lack thereof)...

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