Zoom In: Haiti

If you’re thinking of taking the One Year Challenge, you’ll want to know about the place your going, the people there, the language and food. While these things can only truly be discovered by going, and going for a more than just a short time, you can get a sneak peak via the worldwide web!

Read about Jacmel, the site for out OYC in Haiti, and its deep culture and response to natural disaster.

Featured Article: The Resurrection and Christian Mission

In Ephesians 2:17 Paul goes so far as to say to the Ephesians that “Christ came and preached…to you” though the physical incarnate Christ never went to Asia Minor. Paul means that in the preaching of the gospel, Jesus comes to us. 

Timothy Keller

If you’re thinking of taking the One Year Challenge, what better encouragement do you have than the Great Commission Christ gives. He will be with us always, to the very end of the age. Read on as Timothy Keller dives into this passage and what it means today.

Read the whole thing.

What We’re Reading Today

Hudson Taylor had stated that his life, and his life’s work, were founded upon three facts, namely, that: 

“There is a living God. He has spoken in the Bible. He means what He says, and will do all He has promised.”

When we can live our lives in light of these facts, we can walk in the light of God with confidence, knowing full well, that…

“Even as the flowers bloom in the field where no human eye shall see, so we ought to obey when none but God sees. Upright.”

If you are thinking about taking the One Year Challenge, join us in reading about the life of Hudson Taylor.

Monday Music: Songs from OYC Sites around the World

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Another Monday Music feature for Brazil. This time from artist Leonardo Gonçalves.

“Encontrei o meu lugar, o meu lugar”

“I found my place, oh my place”

Everyone is looking for their place in life. No matter their religion, ideals or beliefs. As Christians, we really do believe that we aren’t just animals, mastered by our desires, but made in God’s image.

When Adam ate the fruit, and God cannot see him, his question is more to the tune of “Adam, where are you? You aren’t where you are supposed to be.” Since the beginning, God has provided humankind the opportunity to have a place and relationship with him, as objects of his love.

As disciples on mission, we seek to spread the good news about God, and help people find that true place with the Father, that is made for us in the Son. See what the One Year Challenge is like in Brazil!

You can see all the sites available on the OYC webpage.

Zoom In: Argentina

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Currently, the first ever FIBA Basketball World cup is in full swing, bringing the nations of the world together in China to compete for sports glory. The US, which in the realm of basketball is always the heavy favorite, is not such a sure deal this year. Instead of putting the best talent available on the court, due to many stars rejecting the opportunity, young players have stepped onto the squad.

The situation reminds basketball fans of the 2004 Olympic games in Greece, Argentina pulled off one of the greatest upsets in sports history, beating the fully supplied USA at their own game. If it were soccer, no one would bat an eye. But the team full of NBA stars walked off the court with their heads hung, while Argentina celebrated. Argentina built a team that could rise to the challenge.

Argentina, like many other countries in latin America is full of passion. And, also like other latin American countries, it is full of believers, most of whom belong to the Roman Catholic Church. Less than 10% of Argentinean Christians are evangelical.

Today, in Buenos Aires, our church is looking to build a ministry that can rise to the challenge. For brothers and sisters to have passion for God and his mission.

You can read about the opportunity to take the One Year Challenge in Argentina here.

Friday Fun

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There’s something about Campus! This is a big time of the year for both students and campus ministries around the country. As new students roll in and others return to campus, there is a lot of chances for connection on campus!

Here are three of our OYC campus sites.

https://www.oneyearchallenge.org/state-college-pa

https://www.oneyearchallenge.org/bellingham

https://www.oneyearchallenge.org/pullman-wa