Randy Friesen is a dear brother and friend who has encouraged us, inspired us and taught us much of what it means to walk through trials with humility and grace. We bless him, Marjorie and his family as they enter a season of rest and reflection. We are eager to see what the Lord has in store and pray that God will continue to use him mightily among us.
If being an evangelical motivates people to act in ways that seem inconsistent with their supposed commitment to be the embodiment of good news — and not just any good news, but the good news of Jesus the Christ — then it is easy to identify the disconnect between what evangelicals are doing and what the evangel actually is.
This is the first installment in a series on grief written by Shauna Caldwell (with G. Neil Parker). Shauna lost her sons in an accident on February 6, 2016. Her aim is to be authentic in the grief journey, sharing how her faith in Jesus is carrying her through. The Word of God has informed her heart as she has desperately sought God’s peace in the midst of the storm.
The Board is continuing to walk out the Task Force recommendations in ways that honor God, and strengthens the foundation for the continued growth of church planting and mission partnership. We are grateful for how our partners and churches have continued to actively support the work of mission and that more people are coming to know Jesus. The organization is fruitful, stable and in a good financial position moving forward.