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The United Methodist Church and the Health Care Bill

Dear Friends, Regarding “Obama Care”: It was erroneously reported this past week that the United Methodist Church endorsed the passage of the Health Care bill currently making its rounds through Congress. No one can speak for the denomination except the General Conference, and this Conference did not endorse this bill. Our General Conference meets every…

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Majoring in the Minors

The details of educating each child are important. In fact, I believe that it is the details that separate a great school from an excellent one. Right now, our public schools are digging deeper into the details of what makes up their total educational costs in order to figure out which ones to cut. Taxpayers…

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Kenya: A Guest Post by Ferrell Coppedge (Part 1)

On Monday, March 1, I was joined by a Mt. Bethel team consisting of my wife, Libby; our daughter, Annie; Gaylyn Kelly; Jody Ray; and Jonathan Lawson in a visit to Kwambekenya, Kenya. While this was an opportunity for most of us to visit with friends met from previous trips, it was a special opportunity…

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Called Not to Stay Silent Anymore

Friends, Too often I return from an experience that rocks me and I remain silent, because I often feel putting words to such an experience cheapens it. But I will not stay silent anymore…not over this. Not anymore. I was wrecked by being able to go to Kenya the past two weeks and witness simple…

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Christ Compassion Rehabilitation Center in Joska, Kenya

God has been revealing HIMSELF in countless ways on our Kenya trip. Yesterday I was blessed to be at Christ Compassion Rehabilitation Center in Joska, Kenya and witness the manually drilling of a well.  The orphanage is the place that did not have a well and during dnow2010 we focused on raising funds for that…

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Hello from Eldoret, Kenya

3/11: We taught on the Holy Spirit and it was followed by a powerful time of worship. God’s presence was real as people were prayed over, some wept and some praised God for how God was touching them this week. Wayne and I are having a chance to talk with more of them one-on-one and…

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Costa Rica Women’s Retreat

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A Video Update on The Garden

Because of many Mt. Bethel helping hands, talents, and donations, many women and children are being blessed by our involvement. Here is an update on what has been happening at The Garden. http://vimeo.com/9912940

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