Good Samaritan

One of my favorite stories Jesus tells is the story of the good Samaritan. I think this story is so revealing. Jesus tells this story in answer to the question, “if the greatest commandment is to love God and the second is to love your neighbor, then who is my neighbor?”

Jesus tells the story to contrast those who get it wrong and those who get it right, I want to focus on the one who got it right. What were the things he did that we should emulate?

1. He saw the need.
2. He was moved to action
3. He reached out to a complete stranger
4. He refused to judge
5. He got extremely involved
6. He gave generously
7. He saw it as his responsibility
8. He saw it all the way through

The moral of the story turns out to be, the question is not, who is my neighbor, but who can I be a neighbor to?

So like Jesus told the lawyer “go and do the same.”

Today, find someone who you can practice these acts of kindness on. Let me know how it turns out.


Global Reach for Justice to Rwanda, and Uganda

Our Next trip to Africa is coming soon. It’s June 14-26. In years past we have taken two teams at the same time split up, one team went to Rwanda, one team to Uganda. This year we are taking everyone to both places. This trip will be fast paced, but high impact for so many. We will continue our efforts with the medical clinic in Rwanda. Giving many people the chance to see a dr, and get some basic medical care that is hard or impossible for them to get otherwise. This clinic is in a district that has a high rate of sex trade, so the needs are serious. We will also continue to reach out to the next generation by having a next generation festival, filled with music, and speaking and a whole lot of fun! We believe the hope for Rwanda lies in the young generation. We will also be continuing our Pastors and leaders training. The leaders there can make so much more impact than we can, but they need training, and they are hungry for it. Our efforts in Uganda will include, building a classroom for the watoto village. Making a place for generational impact. We will also help with a young pastor who is planting a church. Our whole desire is to impact the lives of people with the message of the Gospel as well as the actions of the Gospel. We believe it is the churches responsibility to help others, locally, regionally, nationally and globally. Help us make a difference in the lives of those who want and need the opportunity to have a bright future. To help go to Thanks for your prayer and Giving to support us in making a difference around the world. Justice simply put is righting wrongs. Some go some send, but all can do their part.