The Worlds of Excess and Lack

Take about a minute to study the illustration above. Move your eyes back and forth between the child with the iPad and the child eating off the ground. What do you feel?

This hit me like a punch in the stomach.



How can I do more?

It says what I haven’t been able to find the words to say for a while now. Here in Central America I live in the tension that you feel when you look at this image. It’s an uncomfortable place, I admit.

I’m much more comfortable in my middle class home in Alabama, watching House Hunters on TV, surrounded by all my iThings and justifying the couple hundred dollars of recent purchases I just made on frivolous stuff for myself. I mean, I’m not rich and wasteful like thosepeople, right?

We play the comparison game. The truth is that in the U.S. I feel borderline poor and almost convinced that I deserve more: more convenience and comfort, better service, newer gadgets, faster technology, the latest styles....

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Honduras Field Note: "I was in prison and you visited me"

Hi my name is Kym Howard .  Last August I moved to Honduras because the Lord led me to go.  I had never been on a missionary trip before . I was filled with an overwhelming joy and Iove and wanted to share this blessing of Jesus I received with everyone.  I signed up to be a teacher at Honors Academy.  I initially wanted to just teach the kids and found myself at the women's prison speaking to the ladies in the local 18 street gang .   I felt in my heart this was another blessing , where I could share the unconditional love that was given to me and hear these women stories as well.  Now I will be leading this ministry full time and have the pleasure to be meeting with these women once a week.

Sometimes words aren't needed.

I got to visit with the girls right after Valentine's Day. The week, before I went I asked "Lord what do you have planned this week for the girls." The whole week every time I turned around I kept hearing and seeing girls talk...

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Food Packing Fun

Hey there...Matt Hobson, your Project 58 Director here.  That's just another way to say I'm the missions pastor at our

I wanted to share a few thoughts about the recent Food Packaging Event we facilitated at Temple Beth Hallel on January 21st. Our original goal was to pack 10,000 meals to go to Israel for those in need.   I've been to several of these events in the past, so I know what to expect.  This time I thought I was going to be smart and form some volunteer teams to go and run the entire event for me.  I recruited a few faithful volunteers and they recruited some of their friends, etc. for the setup and breakdown of the event. Then I had my Volunteer Team Leader recruit his own volunteers to actually run the event and tables and make sure everyone at Temple Beth Hallel had a great time just packing the food so they would not have to worry about any of the details.   

Well....gosh this is wordy.  Sorry : ) Anyway, I told my...

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