Karen is putting together another short term team to run an English VBS program (ages 0-18) for missionary kids in Honduras Sept 25-29. We need experienced teachers and helpers for nursery, toddler, elementary and middle/high school age groups. The cost will be about $700 per person, if you’re coming from Philadelphia.
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This month, read about the Advent and Christmas season.
We will also need to raise further funds, since we have lost some of our donors. Our mission is currently calculating how much we need to raise.
We have a special request: we need a car from Thanksgiving onward, until the end of February at least and perhaps for several months more. Can someone lend us a vehicle for that time, or even for a portion of that time? Travel is the greatest distraction we face in the US. Please respond to this blog if you can help. [UPDATE: we may have a car for the first part of our trip, so please make sure to contact us before making any decisions!]
Speaking of cars: thanks to all of you for contributing to our new Sentra. You cannot imagine the freedom it has given us: in the last four weeks I’ve spoken at four separate conferences outside of the city, and was able to simply drive there, rather than take several buses.
More excellent news! As of now, we are PERMANENT RESIDENTS of Costa Rica. This has been our goal now for over a decade. We are taking close care of our new id cards.
In a few weeks we’ll be sending out our year-end newsletter. Many blessings! Gary Shogren
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Gary and Karen have been speaking at a variety of conferences – in August, we both spoke in Spain, then did a little traveling, going as far as the south of France.
Gary and Karen near the Spain-France border
Karen is now in Honduras to lead a conference for missionary kids, and will do the same in Colorado in a few weeks. Gary went on a week-long trip to teach a condensed course, and will also speak at several conferences in Costa Rica, and at the annual meeting of the Evangelical Theological Society in Milwaukee in November.
It looks like Karen will have at least one hip joint replaced, in December.
We cannot post our October newsletter online, but if you would like to receive our bi-monthly letter, please let us know in the Comment section.
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Paul had a precise idea of how to serve God. He worked day and night with his own hands; he risked his life and his health; he “served” the churches and did not exploit them. As a teacher he acted with patience and consideration: when people wanted answers he gave them careful, detailed explanations. He communicated the gospel in a way that anyone could understand (1 Cor 9:20-22).
From what we can glean in 1 and 2 Corinthians, that church wanted a different breed of apostle:
Church at Corinth, Achaia
Wanted: an apostle with style
The church in Corinth is seeking applicants for the position of apostle. We wish to avoid leaders who do not measure up to the highest standards of Christian ministry. Hence we insist that all candidates fulfill the following conditions:
- We want a man who holds his head high, not one with a slavish attitude of “service.” We want to show the appeal of the gospel for people with ambition.
- He should own a vehicle; travel by foot gives the impression that one is a loser.
For the rest of the story, go to http://justinofnablus.com/2011/11/01/dear-paul-we-are-sorry-but-you-are-unqualified-to-be-our-apostle%e2%80%a6-studies-in-1-corinthians/