Service Corps

Sunday, May 31, 2009

Service Corps 2009

1 corintians 13 missionary version

i may be able to speak fluently the language of my chosen field and even understand its culture, but if i have no love, the impact of my speech is no more for Christ than that of a businessman who comes to exploit the people.

i may have the gift of contextualizing God's word when i deliver it to my hearers. i may have all the knowledge about their customs. i may have the faith needed to combat witchcraft, but if i have no love, i am nothing

i may give everything i have to the poor, to the hungry on the fields. i may even give my life for them, but if i have no love this does no good.

love is thinking in thought patterns, caring enough to understand worldview, listening to questions, respecting them, feeling their burdens, identifying with them in need, belonging to them.

Love is eternal. Culture passes away. dynamic equivalents will change because culture changes. patterns of worship and church administration will need revision. languages will be altered over time. institutions will be replaced.

since i am finite, i am able to do this only in a limited way, but i pray the spirit will use my life to show Christ to those with whom i work.

meanwhile these remain....
and love.

but the greatest of these is love

-jean mccracken

Praying for all Teams:
...Good Health
...Team Safety
...Our team's ministry
...Transformed lives
...Cohesive Team Spirit
...God's Glory to be shown

Team USA-Hawaii


Saturday, May 30, 2009

First Post!!!

Hey, thank you everyone for the support with Service Corps and I ask that you keep me and my team in your prayers. 

Well, right now I'm just getting ready to leave for California in a week but I still haven't figured out how to fit everything into the backpacks we get to bring. Wish me luck!

Go Team Chile!!!