Posts with the category “ministry”
UMCOR - Update on Ukraine
by Joyce Blowers on March 25th, 2023
t has been just over a year since the invasion by Russia into Ukraine. Many people have . . .
New Year\'s Church\'s Resolutions
by Joyce Blowers on December 31st, 2022
This is the time of year many of us make resolutions for the coming year. I would suggest . . .
Reflecting God's Image
by Joyce Blowers on September 21st, 2022
It is often easy to see God reflected in a sunrise or sunset. We walk in the woods and feel the presence of God. We sit . . .
I've Been Thinking About Music
by Joyce Blowers on September 17th, 2022
have been thinking about music in the church for the last two weeks. Probably because of all the . . .
Just Wondering . . . . About Distractions
by Joyce Blowers on September 7th, 2022
Thoughts from our District Superintendent: Just wondering…about distractions. The UMC has not numerically grown in a long time… perhaps some individual churches have grown numerically… but our conference and our denomination have grown smaller. This should be an attention getting moment for those of us who follow John Wesley in following Jesus. With John Wesley we believe that the purpose of ever...
January 22 - On Route Home
by Joyce Blowers on January 25th, 2022
In the beginning God made a world that was “very good.” In the end, it will become even better. . . . We aren’t there yet. But we must not lose the sense of direction we get from . . .
Kenya Update January 20
by Joyce Blowers on January 21st, 2022
Heaven is declaring God’s glory; the sky is proclaiming his handiwork. 2 One day gushes the news to the next, and one night informs another what needs to be known. . . .
Kenya Update January 19
by Joyce Blowers on January 20th, 2022
It was tough for us to say good bye to the kids and Carla and Jeff. Dave and I shared the same thought…there is something about these children . . .
Kenya Update January 18
by Joyce Blowers on January 19th, 2022
As a surprise, after we returned to the dorm the boys gathered outside our veranda and sang "Lean On Me." I will never hear that song again without thinking . . .
Kenya Update January 17
by Joyce Blowers on January 18th, 2022
The dental team continues in their work. One interesting thing is the team has found the children’s teeth in surprisingly good condition. It turns out the water from the bore hole . . .
Kenya Update January 16
by Joyce Blowers on January 17th, 2022
The ride to and from the park was brutal. For the most part of our 2.5 hour drive we were on undeveloped roads. We were . . .
Kenya Update January 14
by Joyce Blowers on January 14th, 2022
Between the altitude, the heat and working very hard we are a bit worn out. . . Today was another good day. We spent the day teaching classes . . .
Kenya Update January 13
by Joyce Blowers on January 13th, 2022
There is no public school system. Private schools and academies are the only option. And if you only make $1.00 a day tuition is out of reach. The average boy completes 2 years of high school, the average girl gets to 8th grade. . . One of the things that comes up every night in our check-in and devotion is the joy and . .
Kenya Update January 12
by Joyce Blowers on January 12th, 2022
Did I mention that the water went out yesterday? . . . Today was a better day all around. The dental ministry was . . .
Kenya Update January 11
by Joyce Blowers on January 11th, 2022
Did I mention that the power went out? So much for the demonstration of this amazing equipment to the local dignitaries. But the ceremony went forward and we were impressed by the many things the children did. They recited poetry, . . .
by Joyce Blowers on September 8th, 2021
We will not save the church. Whether it is the questions facing the local church or issues facing the general Church…our answers, our decisions, will not save the church. Sometimes we think . . . .