Global Impact Tour
The Global Church sharing the good news of Jesus locally and globally in both word and deed
Loving Our Neighbors in Word and Deed
God’s people are the family of God bringing peace, justice, and love to a broken world. We are missionary servants reconciling all things to God under the submission of the Lordship of King Jesus.
Stephan Bauman shares how integral mission is inseparable from the work of World Relief. He asserts that if we serve the vulnerable without empowering the church, we fail in our calling.
Megan Taylor shares how her covenant community at Word of Life Church practice a Friday Fast as a form of prayerful resistance to our culture’s prevalent counterfeit god of consumerism. They fast lunch on Fridays as a way to give every member an accessible way to die to self and meet the needs of people around them.
783 million people lack access to an improved source of drinking water—that’s 1 in 9 of us. In the places we work, it’s more like 1 in 2 . Great progress is being made globally by our alliance member, Living Water, who helps communities create sustainable water, sanitation, hygiene, and Christian witness programs in partnership with local churches.
Who are the world’s hungry? Why are people hungry? Is Christian action important? What does the Bible say about the poor and the hungry? Wendy McMahan, director of church engagement at Food for the Hungry invites us a to an interactive meal and presentation on hunger and poverty.
What we do, who we are, and what we say are all connected. May we be a people living according to God’s word and responding to His call to love our neighbors in both word and deed.
Abounding grace to you. With gratitude,
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The True Fast
Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB)
1 “Cry out loudly, don’t hold back!
Raise your voice like a trumpet.
Tell My people their transgression
and the house of Jacob their sins.
2 They seek Me day after day
and delight to know My ways,
like a nation that does what is right
and does not abandon the justice of their God.
They ask Me for righteous judgments;
they delight in the nearness of God.”
3 “Why have we fasted, but You have not seen?
We have denied ourselves, but You haven’t noticed!”
“Look, you do as you please on the day of your fast,
and oppress all your workers.
4 You fast with contention and strife
to strike viciously with your fist.
You cannot fast as you do today,
hoping to make your voice heard on high.
5 Will the fast I choose be like this:
A day for a person to deny himself,
to bow his head like a reed,
and to spread out sackcloth and ashes?
Will you call this a fast
and a day acceptable to the Lord?
6 Isn’t the fast I choose:
To break the chains of wickedness,
to untie the ropes of the yoke,
to set the oppressed free,
and to tear off every yoke?
7 Is it not to share your bread with the hungry,
to bring the poor and homeless into your house,
to clothe the naked when you see him,
and not to ignore your own flesh and blood?
8 Then your light will appear like the dawn,
and your recovery will come quickly.
Your righteousness will go before you,
and the Lord’s glory will be your rear guard.
9 At that time, when you call, the Lord will answer;
when you cry out, He will say, ‘Here I am.’
If you get rid of the yoke among you,
the finger-pointing and malicious speaking,
10 and if you offer yourself to the hungry,
and satisfy the afflicted one,
then your light will shine in the darkness,
and your night will be like noonday.
11 The Lord will always lead you,
satisfy you in a parched land,
and strengthen your bones.
You will be like a watered garden
and like a spring whose waters never run dry.
12 Some of you will rebuild the ancient ruins;
you will restore the foundations laid long ago;
you will be called the repairer of broken walls,
the restorer of streets where people live.