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Ecuador Con Amour – The Beginning

Nicole Roblin and Shantelle Matos, a dynamic and loveable pair of girls from FV, will soon be embarking on a mission to Ecuador. You can follow some of their adventures here on the FV Blog, or check out http://ecuadorconamor.wordpress.com/ and http://shantellematos.tumblr.com/ for full updates. Let’s pray for them as they go! This journey began in March 2012. I traveled with my youth group to Trujillo, Peru for a ten day mission’s trip. To say the

Reflections on a Week of Prayer

We’re several weeks into 2014 now. As usual, the year started with the flurry of resolutions, goals, vows to do better. Programs got back up and running, and after the busy Christmas season, many of us were happy to settle back into routine. What better way to start our year, to prepare our hearts for what’s to come, than with a week of prayer? Being relatively new to Forestview, this year was my first time

Remembering Your Presence

"He says that by unwearying efforts, by constantly recalling his mind to the presence of God, a habit has been formed within him." -The Practice Of The Presence Of God, by Brother Lawrence Dear Lord, Sometimes we tend to stray from You. When we are with others Your presence isn't always acknowledged. We're distracted by friendships here, when really nothing is more important than our relationship with You. Sometimes we get obsessed over what others

Day One – Quito

We’re finally here! After a tiring day of travel we arrived at the extreme response headquarters. Shantelle and I have spent the day meeting other ER staff, seeing an old friend Mike Bishop (whom we had meet in Peru) and being debriefed on all things Quito. Tomorrow we will be taking a cable car up one of the many mountains surrounding Quito to get a better look at the city. Then we will be meeting

Because I'm not the skin . . .

Lately I’ve been busy trying to do everything. I’ve been writing these hair-brained lists of callings that I think are important for me as a Christian: be diligent at work, maintain close relationships with Christian friends, evangelize, exercise, read my Bible, serve the Church, and the list goes on and on. On top of that, I want to be a global missionary (afterall, I’m writing a blog on the topic).  So, at the end of

Pastoral Prayer – September 16th, 2013

Our Gracious God, Thank you for creating the church.  Thank you that we don’t have to do this all on our own.  Thank you that we get to participate in all of this - the songs, the preaching, the bread and wine, the simply coming together week after week. We are not alone.  Though the Evil One may want us to believe that we are all alone in this world, it is a lie.  You

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Blessed are the Poor.

I think that true compassion for our poor brothers and sisters around the world begins with the willingness to be with them. Think about the people you know who advocate most ardently and give most generously to downtrodden people around the world. Haven’t they usually spent time abroad, developing real relationships with people in need? Of course! And even more, they have been willing to take on some measure of poverty themselves, in order to

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Untangled

I hate English Ivy.  Sure, it looks charming when it adorns a limestone building.  Quaint, even.  But some rash gardener—a previous owner of our home—decided to plant it in our backyard, setting into motion my 5-year battle with the ivy.  For most of the year, the ivy wins.  It creeps imperceptibly, stealthily up our fence where it explodes in a riot of shaggy vines off the fence post.  It dispatches spies through the deck cracks,

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The Strength that God Provides.

There is one thing I want you to know before we jump too far into a conversation about global missions: being a missionary is NOT romantic. As I mentioned before, I grew up reading missionary biographies -- and from a young age I dreamed to become a missionary in Africa. In my imagination, Africa was a perfect paradise. It’s the continent with the nicest shape of land, the coolest animals, and the most enticing red

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Pastoral Prayer – December 15th, 2013

Let’s pray together. God-   One of your children once said that joy is the infallible sign of the presence of God.   Way back when, in the garden of Eden, there was joy. In Your presence. In the beauty of everything You made. There was joy.   And since that bite of forbidden fruit, it has been an endless quest for that joy.   More than anything, the deepest part of us long for

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