Almost 8 years ago my wife and I got married, became members at Calvary and joined a LIFEgroup. All of the above have been incredible blessings in my life...in fact it is very difficult to think of my life outside any of those parameters. In the past month I have had the opportunity to give some new leadership to LIFEgroups at Calvary and get a pulse for the overall health and trajectory of our small group communities. In that process I have bumped into LIFEgroups in many different situations and wondered if there was a way to map out what I was discovering and learning. For what its wo
I wanted to share this with as many people as possible because its so exciting! This is part of a 3 month report I received from Pastor Bilda who is the Director of the Bible League in Haiti. God continues to do great things through this organization.
Remember this is only for 3 months!
1,633 adults completed training to be evangelists.
16,816 adults completed bible studies
9,364 adults completed discipleship studies
50 jobs have been created through Calvary's Global Missions. Calvary emphasizes education as well as job creation in the regions of the world we are working because, Education without Employment doesn't improve people's lives!
Here is the breakdown:
Haiti,Art Dealer,1FT job
Haiti,Construction Supply Store,2 FT jobs,2 PT jobs
Haiti,Feed Distributor, 1 FT
Haiti, Plaintains, 20 PT
Zambia,Sewing Factory 15 FT
Zambia,Poultry, 3 FT
Take a moment and watch this to recieve an overview of Calvary Care Ministries
Top 10 Countries for Religious Persecution
1. N.Korea (50% more than Afghanistan)
3. Saudi Arabia
Our hope and prayer is that we are growing more Christ-like each day. The shaping of our minds, our thoughts, our worldviews is just one way in which we are shaped to more closely resemble Jesus. Check out this recent article and ask yourself how you are growing in your faith.
Are You Growing in Your Faith
by Dr. Robert J. Keeley
Calvary funded a coffee processing center in LaUnion,Honduras which will allow the small-scale farmers to process their coffee. This has previously been unavailable to them because of their lack of capital to build their own processing equipment. The center will allow them access to international coffee markets as well and the center will provide training on quality improvement, processing, environmental protection and the making and use of organic fertilizers.