Friday, November 16, 2012

Sendero Website and Joe Briones

Just got this email...kinda cool.  I posted about this material a couple of days ago, an illustrated color booklet about the life and death of Christ.

Dear Rod Fry,
Thank you for completing our questionnaire.  If your ministry is already active in helping your national church network accomplish their 4/14 evangelism goals, and we sense – based on your responses to our questionnaire - that your ministry would benefit from having The Story of Jesus Christ booklets to help you accomplish your objectives more effectively, we will contact you for further discussion. Thank you!
- David C Cook

Of course, it is possible that this is an automated reply sent to everyone who goes through the trouble to fill out an online form, but I'm going to feel special anyway.

Check out a website that Martín Méndez, pastor of the Sendero SB church, created. .  Pretty cool!  At some point we'll be promoting another site with ongoing info on the ministry here.  Jessica Nixon continues to wait on my contributions!  I'll get to it eventually, Jessica.  What did you want me to do again??

Rumor has it Joe Briones and his too-good-for-him girlfriend, Alexandra, and thinking about a visit.  Joe mentioned on FB that he is good with a wrench and a lot of other things.  I'm thinking we can add basketball and ice cream eating to the list.  Other than that, I'm out of ideas!  Enlighten us, Joe!  Any chance you could just send Alexandra down?  JUST KIDDING.

Pic below, son Daniel.  He is really into football, and we're trying to encourage him in that.  Not a whole lot of options for teams in our neck of the woods, though.  As far as the second image...well, he can keep up that attitude for a LONG time, as far as his parents are concerned!

Finally, check out Joel Rosenberg's blog for updates on the situation with Israel and Syria HERE.

Quote of the Day:  Successful people in overseas ministry value people first. They may not be naturally gregarious, but they work at communicating respect to others. The task at hand then emerges quite easily out of interpersonal connectedness. Effectiveness depends on our willingness to prepare well prior to departure for the new culture (learning about) and engaging in learning from the people of the culture for language learning and, more importantly, for lifelong learning. We must cultivate the learning role for the duration of our time in the other culture. Such efforts will be well rewarded. Our supervisor, colleagues or financial supporters may push us to get on with the job. I consider this short-sighted. There is no reason why both-relationships and tasks-cannot be done simultaneously
Duane Elmer. Cross-Cultural Servanthood: Serving the World in Christlike Humility (Kindle Locations 994-998).

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