We have great news for all of you: Retool, a 30-day devotional book, written by MAF personnel, is now available in the gift shop. An online format will be available as well by the end of next week. The prices are as follow:
Staff price $4.00
Retail price $7.99.
The devotional is divided in six parts that contain smaller sections written by people like John Boyd, Gene Jordan, and Lisa Lind. These are the main six parts of the book: Retooling for Christ-likeness, Retooling for Compassion, Retooling for Courage, Retooling for Contentment, Retooling for Capacity, and Retooling for Commitment.
We believe that you will be greatly transformed by the insight of the great leaders who participated in writing this book, and that you will have a lot to share with those around you as you read it. Buy yours at the headquarters in Nampa or on the MAF website when it’s available online!
To the Elders and the Flock
1 Peter 5:1-11
To the elders among you, I appeal as a fellow elder and a witness of Christ’s sufferings who also will share in the glory to be revealed: 2 Be shepherds of God’s flock that is under your care, watching over them—not because you must, but because you are willing, as God wants you to be; not pursuing dishonest gain, but eager to serve; 3 not lording it over those entrusted to you, but being examples to the flock. 4 And when the Chief Shepherd appears, you will receive the crown of glory that will never fade away.
5 In the same way, you who are younger, submit yourselves to your elders. All of you, clothe yourselves with humility toward one another, because,
“God opposes the proud
but shows favor to the humble.”
6 Humble yourselves, therefore, under God’s mighty hand, that he may lift you up in due time. 7 Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you.
8 Be alert and of sober mind. Your enemy the devil prowls around like a roaring lion looking for someone to devour. 9 Resist him, standing firm in the faith, because you know that the family of believers throughout the world is undergoing the same kind of sufferings.
10 And the God of all grace, who called you to his eternal glory in Christ, after you have suffered a little while, will himself restore you and make you strong, firm and steadfast. 11 To him be the power for ever and ever. Amen.
by Becky Lee, Volunteer Ministry Manager
We have an opportunity for you to serve short term overseas,
investing in our MAF families and their children.
Our MAF staff families from EDRC will be joining with our MAF families in Uganda for a time of spiritual renewal, team building and family fun.
We would like to put together a team of approximately 6-8 people to provide the programing for the Family Conference. (speaker, worship leader, VBS team, teen-ministry)
Event: EDRC & Uganda Family Conference
Dates: Approx. October 16-30, 2016 (includes travel dates); Actual Conference Oct 19-23, 2016
Cost: Approx. $2,500-3,000 (depending on flights) for airfare, visas, hotel, food
Please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested in serving our MAF families.
Are you going to AirVenture Oshkosh, July 25 – 31?
If you are, we would love to see you on Tuesday, July 26. MAF is hosting an ice cream social and has reserved seating to watch the airshow. Join us at 2:00 p.m. at the Flightline Pavilion.
Seating is limited, so please let us know if you’re coming.
5 “And when you pray, do not be like the hypocrites, for they love to pray standing in the synagogues and on the street corners to be seen by others. Truly I tell you, they have received their reward in full. 6 But when you pray, go into your room, close the door and pray to your Father, who is unseen. Then your Father, who sees what is done in secret, will reward you. 7 And when you pray, do not keep on babbling like pagans, for they think they will be heard because of their many words. 8 Do not be like them, for your Father knows what you need before you ask him.
9 “This, then, is how you should pray:
“‘Our Father in heaven,
hallowed be your name,
10 your kingdom come,
your will be done,
on earth as it is in heaven.
11 Give us today our daily bread.
12 And forgive us our debts,
as we also have forgiven our debtors.
13 And lead us not into temptation,
but deliver us from the evil one.’
14 For if you forgive other people when they sin against you, your heavenly Father will also forgive you. 15 But if you do not forgive others their sins, your Father will not forgive your sins.
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