Monday, February 27, 2012

A New Perspective

I'm going to take a break from adoption posts to post a few things I'm passionate about...

Starting January 9th, I've been spending every Monday night attending a class called Perspectives. It's been an opportunity for me to learn about God's heart for all peoples and discover more about the World Christian Movement. I wish I could share all that I've learned in class...articles that are challenging me to grow, statistics that make my heart cry, and some of the mind-blowing stories I've heard, but that would take forever. Instead, I'm going to allow to you click here so you can go directly to the Perspectives site. If you do have a chance to take the course, do it!

Every once in awhile I find myself learning something that makes my heart explode with love for God. One of these things is meditating on the idea that of how global and big our God is. Instead of using words to share what I mean...I thought I would share a few links and videos to help explain:

 Learn how you can better pray for the world

I love this video!

A presentation that explains the shift of Christianity from the western world to the majority world (60% of Christians today are non-western). Very interesting.

After this I looked, and behold, a great multitude that no one could number, from every nation, from all tribes and peoples and languages, standing before the throne and before the Lamb, clothed in white robes, with palm branches in their hands, (Rev 7:9)

Lifesong Update

For those of you who have generously given and been involved in Lifesong Ethiopia, I thought I would share a video of Gary and Peggy Ifft. For those of you who don't know, Lifesong is using their leadership in Misgana Ministries to do amazing work in Ethiopia. 

FAM (Foster, Adoption, Mentoring)

FAM is hosting a "Comedy for a Cause" night at Kingdom Academy on April 22nd from 6:30-8:30. Tickets are $25 and 100% of proceeds will got to FAM. I have lots of tickets to sell, so please let me know if you are interested!

Lastly, I have a prayer request from my cousin Sarah Stoller. They (Jeff and Sarah) received a baby boy referral last Monday. This beautiful little guy needs our prayers regarding his inability to gain weight. Here is the link to her blog to learn more:


  1. I took this class while I was at Purdue! It is definitely powerful!

  2. Just came across your blog!! Very excited and thankful for you guys during this amazing and EXCITING time!!! Hope all continues to go well!