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 ]
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...
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 ]
"There is none like unto the God of Jeshurun, Who rideth upon the heavens to thy help, and in his majesty upon the clouds. Thy refuge is the God of old, and underneath are the [everlasting] arms; and he shall drive out the enemy from before...[ abbreviated | read entire ]
We had a really blessed Palm Sunday service last Sunday at the mission, remembering the Jewish significance of those palm branches laid before Christ in the streets of Jerusalem almost two thousand years ago. Israel was commanded to make sukkot,...[ abbreviated | read entire ]
Things are going along as usual here at the mission. O, wait… Always dealing with new situations is “usual” for us. I almost forgot. I am encouraged from time to time to think of William Carey’s statement when once asked...[ abbreviated | read entire ]
Pastor James, our Chinese preacher, from Ghana, West Africa.
“In all their affliction he was afflicted, and the angel of his presence saved them: in his love and in his pity he redeemed them; and he bore them, and carried them all the days of old.” This saying of the prophet Isaiah demonstrates...[ abbreviated | read entire ]