Thursday, 29 March 2012

A Tale of Two Churches - Derek Osburn

Sorry for the late post today but it had been a busy one!  I love this video!  Reminds me of how our sending church Milton has given sacrificially to send us and plant another church.  Love it when God through is churches!

To learn more about Derek and his wife Sharla follow the link  here  to see their page.  We are praying today that the Vine community church will be seen as a place where sharing the gospel is a priority and where people are welcomed no matter where they have been in life.  For Derek and Sharla to model a Christian marriage and to be a strong witness for Christ within the community.

One more missionary video tomorrow.... see you then!

Wednesday, 28 March 2012

Why Are Doors Red? - Joshua Lenon

Today, I am posting a video of Josh and Tiffany Lenon, church planting missionaries in Cincinnati, Ohio.    Josh encourages his church to provide the community around them with a glimpse of heaven on earth.  Here is just one of the stories that illustrates the way God is using Red Door church to reach out to their neighbours.

Join our family today we pray for Josh and Tiffany Lenon.  Pray for God to develop an evangelistic heart among the members of Red Door church so that every member can be leading someone to Christ and discipling him or her in a one on one relationship. Pray for God to strengthen the church's partnership with the International Mission Board Missionaries working among an unreached people group. Red Door hopes to start a new church among this people group.  Pray that God will intertwine the hearts of the two young church plants. 

If you want to know more about Josh and Tiffany and want to see their longer video visit their Annie Armstrong page here.

Remember to check back tomorrow to learn more about what God is doing in through the lives of Derek and Sharla Osburn in Clovis, New Mexico

Tuesday, 27 March 2012

Where Everybody Knows Your Name - Shaun Pillay

Shaun and his wife Deshni are church planting missionaries in Norwich, Connecticut.  Not long after they arrived from South Africa to their new home in Norwich, Shaun met a man named David, a former drug user and dealer.  Shaun invested in this man and began to walk with him and told him about Jesus.  The result of that investment was that David's life was changed and he now serves the church and is sharing the gospel with others in his city.  This is a great God story.

A second video tells the story of how in 2007 Shaun and his wife sold everything they had and left their home in South Africa to follow God's call.  They arrived with two pieces of luggage,  a bible and their wedding album.  The story that God is telling through their lives is pretty amazing and you can watch it and read a little more about them here.

Please join us in praying for them today as they seek out opportunities to share Christ with the nationalities in Norwich and pray that Cornerstone International Church which they have planted reaches out and disciples people wherever they are - under bridges, in soup kitchens or on the streets.

Monday, 26 March 2012

Our Annie Armstong Video "To Trust in Jesus"

I believe I have mentioned before that our family is one of the featured missionaries for the Annie Armstrong Easter Offering.  We have been so blessed by all the people involved with this project.  Prayers and letters arrive each day in our mailbox and we have been immeasurably encouraged and uplifted by the support we are receiving from people and churches across North America.

Last April, we were blessed as Tony Hudson and Matt King traveled from the North American Mission Board office in Georgia to spend a few days with us and follow us around with a camera so they could tell the story that God was writing in our lives.  I have to admit I was a little nervous about them coming to visit with us.  I kept thinking, oh dear, why would they want to film us?  We are so ordinary!  What footage could they possibly get from us that would represent missionaries and church planting across Canada?  Good thing it was Tony that was crafting this video and not me!  He is an incredibly gifted producer and a wise man of God.  He was not looking at what we were doing (which is quite ordinary) but at what God was doing which is always extraordinary!  Matt captured the images beautifully with his ever present camera and his eye for little details.  The results are two videos that I think really represent the beauty of what God has been up to in our lives but also the challenge for each viewer that if God could use our circumstance for His glory then imagine what He can do with yours.

Our second video is called "He Started It".  It is a little longer and it is told from Liam's point of view.  You can find it here on our page at the Annie Armstrong Easter Offering website.

Each day this week I will be posting a video about other missionaries that are being featured in the Annie Armstrong Week of Prayer so remember to check back tomorrow.