By Lance Finley, with Pastor Jerry Harper Osage Oaks Church of God in Sperry, OK has a long history of ministering outside the four walls of the church building. The congregation has invested deeply in various ministries that reach their community: an after-school program, clothing closet ministry, the Helping Hands ministry which distributes food in… Continue reading Osage Oaks: Making Wishes Come True in Jesus’ Name!
This past Saturday I was informed that Dr. DeBow Freed, President Emeritus of the University of Findlay, had passed away at the age of 94. I know that some of you will recognize his name and are familiar with his tremendous work at the University of Findlay. Dr. Freed was a strong supporter of the… Continue reading Honoring the Late DeBow Freed, President Emeritus of The University of Findlay
I wanted to share a brief update and some good news regarding our ministry in Haiti, Project Help. Early this week our Project Help missionaries returned to Haiti after a long break home (due to the social unrest in Haiti for much of 2019). This is a huge praise. Our Project Help directors Mike and… Continue reading Some Good News About Project Help Haiti
I’ve noticed lately that they days are getting longer (a welcome change) and that means that summer will be here before we know it (despite what the groundhog in PA might say this weekend). It’s not too early to start making plans for the summer months. If you have a high school student in your… Continue reading The Well 2020: Summer Faith Experience at the University of Findlay
I look at my calendar this morning and realize that we’re just a few days away from the beginning of February. This tells me a couple of things. First, it means that we’re rolling along through the early days of 2020 at what seems like a blistering pace. Second, it means that the already heated… Continue reading Will We Let Humility Be Our Guide?
We know that that Jesus calls His followers to the ends of the earth in order to carry His Good News to people everywhere. Acts 1:8, “But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you; and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the… Continue reading Going Where Few Will Go
by Lance Finley, Executive Director “We live in strange and uncertain times.” While that sentiment certainly rings true, there’s also the adage that there is nothing new under the sun. Every generation must face their unique challenges and their own uncertainties. Every generation must navigate the sense of never-ending and ever-quickening change. We find ourselves… Continue reading Where Are We Now?
This week I received an update that our ACTS Team trip to India is now full! All the available spots have been spoken for and the team will make the trip together this coming fall. Don’t worry though, there are several other options that still have spots available. For over forty-years, hundreds of individuals have… Continue reading ACTS Teams 2020: Expand Your Vision!
Happy New Year to all of you faithful E-News readers! I hope you had a merry time ringing in 2020. We’ve officially entered into the ’20s (I’ll let others solve the debate of whether or not this is a new decade or not). I’ve been pondering what the next ten years will bring. I think… Continue reading What Will the Next Ten Years Bring?
We’re down to just the last few days of 2019 – like you needed me to tell you that! I’ve been reflecting a bit on 2019. I know some are glad to see this year go and look forward to the fresh start of a new year; others may have more warmth towards 2019 and… Continue reading Closing the door on 2019 – What do you need to do in 2020?