Hi, out there! So no one cares who the new president of Asbury is. Not a single comment.
Today we were in the neighboring village of Guirand. We are on their preaching schedule so are there at least two times every quarter. I was on duty today. Our friend, Major Emmi has a house next to the corps so we always get to stay for dinner and a relaxing afternoon away from the clinic.
Guirand has a corps of about 100 people and they don’t have a corps officer. Currently, a young woman who hopes to go to training in the next couple of years is in charge. Most candidates are required to be in charge of a corps or outpost before going to Jamaica. We just don’t have enough officers (or quarters) for every corps/outpost and it is a good way to see who the serious, capable candidates are.
Matthew got to wear his new clothes made by the wife of our lab chief. For less than US$7 she made the pants and shirt. The vest and tie are from his dedication suit (he was 18 mths at the time). Finally, Matthew has some pants that aren’t “floods”. He has grown taller, so although his other pants are still big in the waist, they are about 4 ” too short.
Thought that I would share with you the outline of my message.
Text: 2 Corinthians 8 & 9
Intro: Salvation Army principle of Self-Denial: All posts are to give for the international advancement of God’s work. The work in Haiti is here due to the sacrificial giving of others. Today, countries are pleading for The Salvation Army to come and help them. Paul collected a similar offering to aid the Christians in Jerusalem and Judea who were going through a difficult time.
I. Purpose of Giving
B. Test of the sincerity of our love 8:8
II. Process of Giving
B. Give out of an overflowing of joy 8:2-4
C. Set aside some each week 1 Cor 16:2
III. Product of our giving
“God is able to make all grace abound to you so that in all things at all times having all that you need you will abound in every good work.” 2 Cor 9:8