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Faith & Deeds   by Suzie
As we studied different stories during our time at 4040 training, I was struck a new by the story of faith and deeds.
James 2:14-18-“What good is it, my brothers and sisters, if someone claims to have faith but has no deeds? Can such faith save them?  Suppose a brother or a sister is without clothes and daily food.  If one of you says to them, “Go in peace; keep warm and well fed,” but does nothing about their physical needs, what good is it?  In the same way, faith by itself, if it is not accompanied by action, is dead.
But someone will say, “You have faith; I have deeds.”
Show me your faith without deeds, and I will show you my faith by my deeds.”


By no means, do I believe every born again Christian has to leave his home to serve the Lord, but I do believe that EVERY Christian is a missionary.
In life, there are people in need all around us.  No matter where we live, it seems like there’s always more to do; more people to help.

Being at 4040 has reminded me …

Fluidity

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Well we are back in Madagascar and after a month of intense training in Zambia we are excited to be able to begin finishing out language school and prepare for our next journey on this mission field that the Lord has given us.  Through all the training and all the assignments we have completed we are reminded of a saying by Rev. Mike Helton.  He would always tell us "Be Fluid".  We like this term and try to use it as we approach life on the mission field.  We seek to find the best in whatever situation we may find ourselves.  Be it urban life and lots of bonuses, to bush camp and no modern amenities, to life with a national family and learning to do things at their pace we find ourselves seeking to fit the mold that the situation calls for.  With all that said, mission life is about being fluid and dealing with change.  We are not experts but we have found God's grace and hand guiding us as we move from place to place.  We have seen Him at work in and through our lives a…