Mission Statement

In classical sacrifices, the people get the good bits, and the gods get the refuse, the bits that would get thrown out otherwise.

Not our God. Leviticus (particularly Leviticus 3) describes the sacrifices that our LORD demanded from His people of Israel. God gets the kidneys, the tail, and all the fat. He gets the prime steak, He gets the best.

Today we do not literally give sacrifices of animals. For us the ultimate sacrifice has been made through our Lord, Christ Jesus. But should always be our ambition to do the same thing - to offer God the best of what we have, to offer Him the fat, and not the smoke and bones.

Friday, 29 July 2011

Review: Love Has A Face

Here's another review of a great book for those of you who want something to read!

This was a great book about a missionary woman working in an orphanage (that she runs) in Sudan, as well as talking a bit about her previous work in India. There are a lot of great things to say about this book - there's plenty of real information (like that food is so much cheaper in nearby Uganda - I wonder if it still is due to food price increases there); there are stories of miracles, and other exciting events. (Michele Perry is associated with Heidi and Roland Baker)

But ther best aspect of this book was definitely the constant reminder that the most important aspect of a missionary work, regardless of what country you are in, is definitely LOVE. I know that I at least am prone to forget that.

On the not so great side, the book was a little disjointed. It's a series of episodes (and not in chronological order) rather than a continuous story, which wasn't bad, but just wasn't what I was expecting. There are also occasions where in aiming to encourage others she ends up sounding sorry for herself.

Mostly it's a great book, and I very much recommend reading it!

Like pretty much everyone else on the planet, Michele has a blog. Visit it here.

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