This afternoon, as I was folding some laundry which had dried on a clothesline in the former apartment of Mrs. Betty upstairs, I found myself in a sort of melancholy mood, thinking about my transition out of New York in a little over a week. I had...[ 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...
Pardon me for the delay in getting the blogpost out this week. I have been in Virginia celebrating my youngest brother Matthew Love’s marriage to Callie Middleton of Staunton, Virginia this past weekend. The wedding, in Amelia Court House...[ abbreviated | read entire ]
“God is not the author of confusion but of peace.” Though this familiar statement in Scripture speaks of orderliness among the saved, its core truth is applicable in many situations. I come to you, our readers, this week with a...[ abbreviated | read entire ]
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 ]
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 ]