Sometimes I am amazed at the way things work out for good when Christians and ministers seem to be at their weakest. I was talking to fellow-intern Galen Balinski today about how I never seem to get as much done as perfectly or as completely as I...[ abbreviated | read entire ]
Dr. Bill Jones
Dr. Bill Jones has helped in the establishment of two churches in otherparts of the country and served as Pastor for 14 years. The past few summers, Bill has...
I take a break from working on the discipleship course to bring to our readers the blog post for this week. Wednesdays tend to be days of relaxing and working on backlogged work here at the mission. We have our chapel services on Tuesdays,...[ abbreviated | read entire ]
This week we have at the mission a team of young people from Brookside Baptist Church in Wisconsin here for their annual short-term mission trip. The group, with their pastor, has been conducting street-level evangelistic outreach, helping in the...[ abbreviated | read entire ]
The above pictures were snapped as Brad and Galen returned a box-cart they’d refurbished for Trader Joes’ on 14th Street. This supermarket is the mission food-pantry’s most active donor. After refurbishing their cart one night...[ abbreviated | read entire ]
I am sitting in the basement of Manor Church, Midtown Manhattan, drinking a cup of chai from the Punjab Deli six short-blocks from here. A lot has transpired in this past week, during which we have had thirty-one volunteers from three churches in...[ abbreviated | read entire ]
Tomorrow, June 14, the mission will begin hosting a group which, in coming days, will number up to thirty people for about a week. Bill, Galen and Brad have been working steadily to get certain features of the church’s infrastructure ready...[ abbreviated | read entire ]
Pastor James, Galen, and Brad Jones's birthday, May 27, 2014.
A Street Fair on 26th Street. Notice Pastor Bill (wearing a blue shirt) to the left of the cross above the church's front door.
When the apostles wrote letters to assemblies of people in Christ whom they loved in Christ, they often addressed their readers with terms like “dearly beloved,” “brethren,” and “little children.” The love that...[ abbreviated | read entire ]
Today’s chapel service went well, and I thank God for it. We had a medical emergency on the front sidewalk beforehand—a lady passed out and had to be attended to. The temperature in the sanctuary was warm as the weather has been...[ abbreviated | read entire ]
Creek behind Main Street in Highland, NY, north of the city.
From the rear of an Amtrak train in the Northeast Corridor.
We’ve had a lot happening at the mission lately. From a place of assuming we’d not have any additional intern laborers for the summer, we now have several young people who will be functioning in various roles. Galen Balinski is back...[ abbreviated | read entire ]
Personal journal entry, recorded April 25, 2014: “ I am sitting in the upper level of a Seven Eleven on 8th Avenue and 37th Street, drinking coffee and reading my Bible. A tired traffic cop is sitting at a table across the room, looking at...[ abbreviated | read entire ]