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HOLYSPIRIT/CULTURE MISSIONS ,,, MIXED THOUGHTS .

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1.     ROLE OF HOLY SPIRIT AND PRAYER IN CHRISTIAN MISSION.In the Old testament we see the role of Prayer in the extension of God's purposes. A quick look at Jehoshaphat when the nation faced disaster and he called upon the people to fasting for a designated time. They separated themselves from daily routines and devoted extra time to considering their sins and praying to God to help them. We see Jehoshaphat committing the situation to God, acknowledging God’s sovereignty over their current situation. He praised God's Glory and took comfort in his promises, and he confessed complete dependence on God, not himself. (2 Chronicles 20:1-14) Our complete dependence is seen in ways we deal with daily situations while serving God cross-culturally.  The Holy spirit through prayer played a vital role in the first-century church. We see the church put aside every work and waited upon him for 10 days that the power might be manifest? The apostles  in the book of Acts, In obedience, waite…

A SELF GIVING GOD WHO INVITES ME INTO COMMUNION WITH THE TRIUNE GOD.

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"Self-Giving as the Inner Life of God.”By Arthur McGill'sThis was an intriguing logical argument from Athanasius for the divinity of Jesus, the Son of God. In his Orations against Arian, one that caught my eye was his response to Arius’ understanding of who Jesus is. Specifically responding to the Arian notion that the Father is one (God) and Jesus is the first one ad the greatest of all created beings. The push for the subordination by Arian denies Son's deity. The son is a creature whom the father had created out of nothing and is only God in the sense that he has been given the dignity of deity. This was very disturbing, yet Athanasius logical respond clarified a lot of my unease, First the fact that the Son must entirely participate in the Father nature in order for the Son to be divine and thus save humanity Upholding the Father as ineffable, immutable, and unchangeable changes the way I approach him in prayer. This is the sum; if there was ever a time when God had n…

IS SIN AT THE CENTER OR CHRIST?

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The King Jesus Gospel: Short review.  Scot Mc Knight The author's focus throughout the book is the question: What is the Gospel?The major differences between the “Gospel culture” and the “Salvation culture “intrigued me. McKnight (2011) argues that for so long Christianity “the gospel” has been how Jesus deals with our sin such that we may gain entrance to heaven upon death. Salvation culture henceforth focuses on getting people “deciding”, unlike the “Gospel culture” that leads to a life of discipleship and spiritual transformation (pg.29). As I followed his four arguments; that the gospel is defined by the apostles in 1 Corinthians 15 as the complete  story of Israel in the saving story of Jesus; that the gospel is found in the four gospels; that Jesus preached the gospel: and that the sermons on the Book of Acts are the best examples of gospel in the New testament, I had a moment of redefining what I considered being the “gospel”.  I would say he put in words something that has …

HOW GOD RESCUED ME. STILL ON ASSIGNMENT.

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10 YEARS AGO NOW SINCE GOD SAVED ME FROM A FATAL ACCIDENT. WATCHED 13 PERISH AS I GOT RESCUED. 

I will not forget the faithfulness of the Lord. I will narrate this to generations and generations and I will praise Him for He is mighty to save.
Why do I say that? It's now 10 years this month now since this happened.
I traveled from Uganda where I lived, to Kenya to visit my parents and I had a safe trip and we had a 4 days reunion with my family and I was ready to return. On my way as always, I visited a couple friends (The Kushites) who after a long chat I asked them to pray for my trip since I was leaving.
After entering a Taxi/ Matatu (14 Sitter) I found myself interceding and pleading for safety in prayer to God. 
There was only 1 seat left behind and since I was in a hurry I accepted to sit behind between two old men. I started looking for a safety belt and convinced I needed to tighten one. (Mind you this was a norm then) They were all dirty and I was sure I would not belt up. But m…

FIRST TIME MUM'S INVITED AND ALL TIE KNOTS INTENDS......

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It’s almost 12 years now since me and my husband(Rob) got married. 1 year after we were married, we learned that we were expecting a baby. Perfect timing indeed for me to travel and visit my family in Kenya, me and Rob agreed. Why? First, we were convinced that my tummy was small enough so it will be easier than later in the year. second, since after delivery I would not travel, we figured out this was the best time. Third, I needed to share the pleasant news with Mum.
So I set off for Nairobi on a bus and I slept all the way through and after arriving in Nairobi I took another three hour trip to my village Karurumo. I arrived home and 😍my mum was so excited to meet me. 


I broke the splendid news to her, my mum was excited but I could tell she was not ok. After some hours of catching up, I went to see my friend in the neighborhood. Something strange happened; clots of blood were flowing and my pants(trouser)  became all wet. 

I run home and entered the shower and told my mum in the pass…

JESUS HAD US IN MIND. HE HAD ALL OF YOU. MY NEW IDENTITY IS IN CHRIST. HE IS RISEN.

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"Never marry kids raised by single mums" That was the discussion on Facebook and there were so many people commenting “for” and others very offended. I gazed quietly and very easily moved on to other things.
I am told that my parents separated when I was 2 or fewer years and that means me and my brothers were raised by a single mum. Never mind that in the '80s single mums were not socially accepted.  Society was then very cruel for example, not having a surname was weird and so we had to use our Dad's name and sure that worked very well until we had to explain what our Dad does. Thankfully mum had explained what he did and so I always had an answer.  I am told that my parents separated when I was 2 or fewer years and that means me and my brothers were raised by a single mum. Never mind that in the '80s single mums were not socially accepted.  Society was then very cruel for example, not having a surname was weird and so we had to use our Dad's name and sure t…

SHORT-TERM MISSION TRIPS: Impact on the Global south.

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Why try a Mission trip. 
Thirteen years ago, I joined a team that came from Intervarsity USA to do a short-term mission trip to Kenya. I was among the three Kenyans that joined 45 American students in a three-month short trip mission.  When I reflect, I can tell that this became part of the journey that has defined who I am becoming.   They posted me to Kakuma refugee camp with 2 other American girls and what I thought was a familiar mission seized being one immediately we reached the land, and everything was unfamiliar. Over the last 10 years, I have had an opportunity of leading many short-term mission trips.
Benefits of Short-term mission trips 1.Exposure to global issues affecting global missions: As a way of involvement in Global missions’ short-term mission trips from the west to third world countries. These trips have been very helpful in exposing many people to the realities of global issues and missions, which thereafter enable people to make a consideration to long-term involv…