MSP & Spokane

4 03 2018

We finished well in the Twin Cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul. It was good to be there with family, friends and supporters. Sunday we gave a missions update and challenge in adult Sunday school followed by plenty of Q&A at Elim Church in Minneapolis. During the worship service we also gave a missions update. Monday we arrived in Spokane and are enjoying visiting with our daughter and her family. A highlight this week was attending Danny and Micah’s home group Thursday evening. Several young couples from their church meet weekly to discuss the previous Sunday’s message, pray for one another and live life together. They’re busy raising kids and paying bills but they’re ommiptted to each other, their church and Jesus Christ. I am inspired by knowing them.

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Surgery & fruitful

24 02 2018

This Tuesday I had surgery for two dental implants. There has been little bleeding, swelling and pain. I use an ice pack to keep the swelling down and swish with warm salt water which helps with healing. It takes about four months for bone to graft with the implants so later this year I’ll have the teeth fitted and inserted.

The afternoon of surgery I worked at my computer with an ice pack in between swishes. Wednesday I spoke during a lunch for seniors at a church. Throughout the week I’ve prepared for ACTION’s International Council meeting next month so I haven’t slowed down. Last night Mary Ann and I attended a missionary care conference called MC2 and today we’ll attend all day. Tomorrow we’ll give a missions update and challenge in a church’s adult Sunday school class and during worship service. We trust God we’re not just working but producing fruit that glorifies Him.





Preparation

18 02 2018

We had a good week in Minneapolis. We’re writing papers and reports for next month’s International Council meeting in Seattle. We’re also working through reading assignments. In addition we met with the speaker and his wife who will minister at our field conference next month in the Philippines. We have meetings lined up in three Minneapolis area churches starting tomorrow so we’re also putting together our presentation. Tuesday I have surgery for two dental implants so pray it goes well and I heal quickly. Lots of preparation for future events. Did I forget anything? Yes we’re enjoying our days now.

Jeff Anderson
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Warm people

10 02 2018

We arrived in Minneapolis from Manila Wednesday evening. The temperature difference is 80° F and the time difference is 14 hours. The people here are warm which makes the adjustments easier. Yesterday I saw an oral surgeon about implants so that’s in process. I like to eat so it’s good to have reliable teeth. I’m grateful for warmhearted people both in Minneapolis and Manila.





Enjoying a good cup of coffee

3 02 2018

It’s been a full week of preaching, writing assignments, guests and potlucks-prayer meetings in addition to our normal activities. I subbed for the fellow that was scheduled to preach and at the prayer meetings I gave devotions and led the prayer time. Next Wednesday we go back on the road. It’s nice to slow down a bit this morning and enjoy a good cup of coffee.





Unity

27 01 2018

Tuesday two guys from a church in North Dakota returned home and yesterday two ladies from a church in Minnesota arrived. The guys served with us for ten days as will the ladies. One of my joys is connecting people and seeing them serve with unity in Christ despite our differing personalities, perspectives, skills, gifts, genders and nationalities. We are about Jesus and the world knows we are his followers by our love for him, for each other and for those watching us. Unity is for the body of Christ. Uniformity is for the military.





Good challenging week!

20 01 2018

This has been a good week despite the colds and jetlag of some of team members. It’s been wall to wall with early mornings, late nights and long hours of travel *but* worth it all. The ministry and fellowship we’re having with God’s servants is priceless! We taught 80+ pastors in Gasan, Marinduque on Tuesday and Thursday 70+ students, faculty, alumni and pastors at the Center for Biblical Studies in Antipolo.

Yesterday along with longtime friends Pastor Larry and Ron we visited pastors in Baseco, the largest squatter community in Manila. I was challenged anew by the work being done and the work that still needs doing. We need longtime committed workers because we are so few and the multitudes are so huge and needy! Oh Lord of the harvest and of our city please send them because we are lost without a shepherd. We have no one to turn to but to you through prayer.

Jeff Anderson
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