Month: February 2015

February 25th, 2015

Serve at Avenues Pregnancy Clinic

Ladies, here are four ways that you can get involved at Avenues Pregnancy Clinic! Women are needed to work the reception desks at both the Glendale and Hollywood facilities.  They are looking for kind, compassionate people to be the first faces that women in crisis will see as they walk through the door. You can donate new or […]

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February 21st, 2015

The Center at Blessed Sacrament

The Center at Blessed Sacrament is one of our local ministry partners.  This month we had the privilege of having Spencer Downing, Executive Director at the Center, at our Sunday morning services.  It was fascinating to hear him talk about how key community and relationships are to addressing the issue of homelessness.  We followed up […]

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February 18th, 2015

Hope and Faith

This is a song I wrote one morning as a prayer. I frequently find myself waking up and needing a reminder of God’s love, and needing a push to get moving, and to give my day to pursuing the good things that God has for me to do. I hope that perhaps during Lent this […]

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February 17th, 2015

Ash Wednesday

In preparation for remembering the death and resurrection of Jesus, this Wednesday we enter into the season of Lent beginning with Ash Wednesday (February 18th). I wanted to let you know that although we as Ecclesia are not having an Ash Wednesday service, Hollywood Presbyterian has been gracious enough to invite anyone from our community […]

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February 17th, 2015


I am safely home, and without any jet lag so far. I arrived back in Minneapolis lunchtime Sunday, February 15th after a 6-hour car drive, an hour wait at Entebbe airport, 60 minutes sitting in the plane on the tarmac without any A/C, and two 9-hour flights sandwiched around a three hour layover in Amsterdam. […]

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February 16th, 2015

I Dream of Fish

Ecclesian, Miles Lin, is 10 years old and started I Dream of Fish Foundation when he was only nine.  We asked him to share about how I Dream of Fish began and his upcoming annual fundraiser on Sunday, March 8. 1.  Tell us about how I Dream of Fish came about. It all started by me […]

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February 14th, 2015

Good Night from Mbale Uganda

A more relaxed Friday has ended. I now have a fallback career – camel rider. I had an answer to prayer.  I was given the opportunity to share the gospel once again with Moses (a man who works here at the hotel). Pray he will feel drawn to faith in Christ. We’re having a marathon […]

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February 13th, 2015

Well, That Is Over

Our second day in Kumi was far better. What a difference a day (and your prayers) makes. There was laughter, sharing from the audience. Simon, one of our Ugandan trainees, was teaching never give up on your spouse or your children (from Galatians 6:7-10). Two husbands turned to their wives and as they held her […]

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February 12th, 2015

No Charge and Challenges in Kumi

We found out some Ugandan pastors insist on being paid before they will pray for people. “Pay before I pray.” Yet the apostle Paul claimed his approach was to minister without charge (1 Cor. 9:12, 15, 18). Because of your contributions I can and will continue, to minister here without ever accepting or requesting any payment. […]

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