Category: Community

Update from the Blanchards in France

November 14, 2015

Thank you for your prayers, and please continue to pray for France. Pray for wisdom and courage for the French leaders. But even more, please pray that our Lord will bring good out of evil, and somehow use this tragedy to bring others to know the One who gave His life as a sacrifice, the perfect sacrifice, so that others may have eternal life.
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A Christ-Saturated Life

Pastor cared about us, and cared deeply. He asked about our walk with Christ. He wanted to know about our personal trials and doubts. He inquired about our families. And according to him, he prayed for us daily, and we never doubted it.
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Doug and Roma pastor

Tokens of Love and Gratitude to Christ | Part 16

August 14, 2015

The Roma in Ukraine brim with warmth and express genuine gratitude to us for visiting their village. To mix with this struggling group of joyous human beings could not but inspire our hearts, slow our pace, and prompt searching questions such as what it is that actually constitutes fullness of life.
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Tokens of Love and Gratitude to Christ | Part 15

August 9, 2015

It is not lost on the rest of eastern Europe that the Russian bear is stirring. People, who for forty years were oppressed by the Soviet system, now are speaking forebodingly about Vladimir Putin and his nationalistic agenda. Poland, the Baltics, Ukraine – in these countries people are very wary.
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Missions at Camelback Bible Church

Tokens of Love and Gratitude to Christ | Part 14

August 6, 2015

We praise God for the youth retreat at Lake Powell. Similarly, exciting reports poured out about this year’s VBC. The summer preaching series on the gospel of Luke has been so very rich. our missionaries in Slovakia are doing Christ’s work diligently, prayerfully, and effectively. On both sides of our beautiful earth, then, Camelback Bible Church is throwing itself – with full heart and energy – into the greatest work all.
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Dr. Timothy Savage

Tokens of Love and Gratitude to Christ | Part 13

August 2, 2015

Taken aback, I asked Pavel whether he would then welcome a return to Communism. He responded instantly: ‘Absolutely not, we are far better off without it.’ In the next many moments, and in my presence, he expressed tremendous grief over the fact that the Bible-believing churches of Slovakia are only partly full. He said the empty seats on Sunday mornings were impossible for him to bear, knowing that each seat represented a soul who might otherwise be introduced to new life in Jesus Christ.
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Dr. Timothy Savage

Tokens of Love and Gratitude to Christ | Part 12

July 30, 2015

It was here that the grandmother celebrated our visit by cupping my cheeks with her dirty hands and pulling me to her chaffed and bloody lips for three successive kisses. Had I anticipated such a moment before the fact, it surely would have made me wince. But I can honestly say that in real life the woman’s expression of affection humbled me and filled me with joy.
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Dr. Timothy Savage

Tokens of Love and Gratitude to Christ | Part 11

July 26, 2015

Without prior thought, my first words were: ‘I was born in Hollywood, California.’ That produced a spate of giggles and I could tell I was off to a good start. Other superficial details ensued, and, then, about half way through my ‘presentation’ I felt a clear tug of the heart to begin addressing a matter of utmost importance – Jesus Christ and how he had changed my life.
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Dr. Timothy Savage

Tokens of Love and Gratitude to Christ | Part 9

July 19, 2015

None of us wanted to visit Auschwitz. We talked about it – Lesli, Jon and I – and agreed it would be unendurable. We also agreed it was unavoidable. For two reasons: 1) It is important to reckon with the worst of human behavior in order to seek out a solution; and 2) It is essential to honor human life by commemorating those whose lost their lives so viciously, painfully, and needlessly.
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Dr. Timothy Savage

Tokens of Love and Gratitude to Christ | Part 8

July 16, 2015

We drove south four hours to one of Europe’s most beautiful cities, Krakow, Poland. Unlike Warsaw, Krakow survived World War II relatively unscathed, and it is an architectural masterpiece. It was a blessing to spend a day and a night in this elegant city, drinking in the best of human creativity.
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Tokens of Love and Gratitude to Christ | Part 7

July 11, 2015

Feeling unable to keep the rules perfectly, and unable to relate to God personally, she became buried in pangs of guilt, which morphed into bitterness at the bleakness of her eternal prospects. Then she was confronted by a rarity in Poland, a person who had experienced personally the grace of God in the free gift of salvation through Jesus Christ.
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Dr. Timothy Savage

Tokens of Love and Gratitude to Christ | Part 6

July 10, 2015

I see now, more than ever, why the apostle Paul implores us to ‘make supplications, prayers, intercessions, and thanksgivings . . . for kings and all who are in high positions, that we may lead a peaceful and quiet life, godly and dignified in every way’ (1 Timothy 2:1-2). Do we, in our prayers, fulfill this admonition. We must – because war ravages humanity, destroys generations, subverts Christianity.
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Dr. Timothy Savage

Tokens of Love and Gratitude to Christ | Part 5

July 6, 2015

While it would have been better to depict the hand of God cradling our solar system, and billions of other solar systems as well, the lesson which Christians can take away from Copernicus, himself a professing Christian, is the importance of humility in our assessments of the natural world.
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Tokens of Love and Gratitude to Christ | Part 4

July 4, 2015

She was amazed, exhilarated, at the freedom we have in Jesus Christ, that we are no longer bound to submit to sets of rules, that legalism has run its course, that because of the grace of the Lord Jesus Christ we are free to enjoy our new status as sons and daughters of a loving heavenly Father. We are ‘called to freedom.’
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