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Sadly, most Americans have a distorted image of
I taught for two nights in an established church of 50-60 people, talking about the need to live out Ephesians 4. Amazingly, the church has the blessing of the governing authorities. They have not compromised the message or their practice of being the body of Christ. They have simply been honest with what they are doing, welcoming any and everyone to come to church anytime they wish. This particular church shows all the potential of making a significant impact, and may in time be one of the great works in this region. The pastor is a visionary, committed to discipling the saints. I was really moved by some of the stories of those in the church. Several have paid a significant price to identify with Jesus. It is very humbling to hear their spiritual experiences. The picture attached to this blog is just one glimpse of some of these incredible believers.
One day they insisted on taking us to the Roman ruins of Bosra near the
Reflecting on the whole trip, I am again reminded that the