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Capetown 2010: The Third Lausanne Congress

Posted by Bob Fetherlin , 31 October 2010 - - - - - - · 1679 views

From Bob . . . at the Third Lausanne Congress in Capetown, South Africa . . .

Here are snapshots from the week here, which included at least 100 other Alliance partner church leaders from around the globe:

• The first night’s theme was “Welcome to Africa” with a 200+ voice choir and orchestra, about 20 great African drummers, about 30 kids who...



Posted by Bob Fetherlin , 15 August 2010 - * * * * * · 1378 views

The loud, intense thunder shook our house. Moments later, I heard sirens coming our direction and headed outside to see what was going on. As soon I stepped out of the house, I smelled smoke. It was coming from a nearby neighbor's house that had been struck by lightening. I ran over to see if there was any way I could help.

Three firetrucks arrived...



Posted by Bob Fetherlin , 17 June 2010 - - - - - - · 1383 views

When an orthodontist adjusts braces, it’s with the understanding that the most healthy distance for teeth to be moved over a two week period is one or two tenths of a millimeter. That’s an incredibly small distance, but over time moving teeth incrementally this way can eventually bring about the alignment needed for a beautiful smile!

The journey...


Is Retirement Biblical?

Posted by Bob Fetherlin , 02 April 2010 - - - - - - · 1564 views

Over the years I've heard many people say something like, "The word 'retirement' isn't in my Bible. I don't plan to retire. I plan to serve until the day God calls me home."

Numbers 8:23-26 indicates differently. Not only is retirement a biblical concept, it's actually God's idea! The...



Posted by Bob Fetherlin , 01 February 2010 - - - - - - · 1263 views
We All Have Need of It
At the height of winter in Helsinki, Finland, and St. Petersburg, Russia, there are only three or four hours of light a day. For many local residents this results in Seasonal Affective Disorder, SAD. Light therapy is the most effective treatment for SAD.

There are known locations in these cities where people can go to get their...



Posted by Bob Fetherlin , 15 January 2010 - - - - - - · 1034 views

With all the hours I spend on airplanes, you'd think I'd be a pretty calm flier. I am most of the time. But today we hit some pretty rough air and it lasted for close to an hour. Not only was I concerned and jittery, so were several other passengers around me. It was downright scary.

Except for one very calm guy. While...


What's It Gonna Take?

Posted by Bob Fetherlin , 12 December 2009 - - - - - - · 955 views

Dr. David Garrison, author of Church Planting Movements, met recently with Alliance missions leaders. Something he said greatly challenged me. If we focus on the question "What can I do?," the Great Commission will never be fulfilled. No one of us has what it takes to complete it.

Rather the strategic question is "What's it...


Not Home Yet

Posted by Bob Fetherlin , 27 November 2009 - - - - - - · 959 views

The story is told of a couple returning back to their homeland for retirement after close to fifty years of serving overseas. They had faithfully poured themselves out to see local communities of faith established among a people who previously had little if any access to the gospel. After all their toil and tears, they arrived home with no one to meet...



Posted by Bob Fetherlin , 03 November 2009 - - - - - - · 1079 views

I love a great fireworks display. Watching the explosion of sounds, the cocktail of colors and intricate patterns of light against the night-time sky delights me.

Fireworks are beautiful but brief. They are visible one moment and gone the next. The delight quickly passes.

This is the month to celebrate Thanksgiving. It's that time when we have a...


Pray First

Posted by Bob Fetherlin , 31 August 2009 - - - - - - · 995 views
A Probe Team in Central Asia
I'm guilty. I've planned ministry initiatives, had them all on paper with all the key people lined up and committed to carrying them out, then invited God to bless my work. It really was more my work than his when I stop and think about it. Prayer was the last component.

As we think about four Pushing Back the Darkness initiatives, where...

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