Friday, January 29, 2010
Wednesday, January 27, 2010
Tuesday, January 26, 2010
And, of course, I quickly assessed that they were all pretty horrible.
Thankfully, I can say that this poorly written collection doesn't include anything I've written within the past 5 or 6 years.
I am pleased to determine that, if nothing else, my songwriting is better than what is once was.
But even more so, I am able to see just how much God's presence has shaped my life over the past few years. It jumps out at me in the lyrics of these songs; the Spirit is with me, changing the way I think and feel.
The fruit isn't quite ripened, but it's growing.
He is my song, and I praise Him for it!
*I wasn't doing so hot on my own ;o)
Monday, January 25, 2010
Thursday, January 21, 2010
Please forgive the mass email. There have been way too many emails and calls to answer everyone individually.
Toby, Isaac, and Hanna have been at the US Embassy in PAP for more than 28 hours at the time. They were led to believe that the girls could come to the US on a refugee visa or a Humanitarian Parole. Once at the embassy, they were granted permission to leave the country by the US. On the way to the airport, however, that permission was revoked.
Although it is unclear exactly why the permission was revoked, it appears that the US was not willing to grant custody of 20 girls to Tim and Toby Banks, even though Tim and Toby, directors of the HOPE Orphanage and employees of CSI Ministries, are the ones in custody of the children now.
We are requesting that the US Department of State grant these girls Humanitarian Parole so they may come to the US to seek safety while the orphanage in Haiti is being rebuilt.
Please keep an eye on our website for up-to-date status about the HOPE Girls and our ministries in Haiti.
Thanks, Jon Clark
Monday, January 18, 2010
Saturday, January 16, 2010
Friday, January 15, 2010
Thursday, January 14, 2010
We are evacuating both short-term teams to the Dominican Republic tomorrow morning. We will post more specific details on the evacuation later HERE. The full-time missionaries will remain in the country.
Below are pictures retrieved from FaceBook accounts of some of our missionaries, Greg Benson and Toby Munson Banks. The destruction in Port-au-Prince is vast, and many repairs will be required to make the CSI guesthouse and orphanage livable again, but the missionaries are dedicated to being a source of Christ's love to the people of Haiti during this time. Also, the middle picture below is of some of the team members who were in Haiti to do short-term work when the earthquake struck. I've heard that most of them are longing for home, but everyone is really being good troopers. God has truly provided them with strength and peace. Praise Him!
Wednesday, January 13, 2010
*And it is a blessing to report that all of our CSI Ministries missionaries, staff, and team member are accounted for and safe. There is much destruction and many obstacles to overcome such as how to return our team members back home, etc. Prayers are appreciated. If you're interested, click HERE for the most updated information as we receive it. Thank you, and God bless!
Tuesday, January 12, 2010
He will judge the world in righteousness; he will govern the peoples with justice.
The LORD is a refuge for the oppressed, a stronghold in times of trouble.
Those who know your name will trust in you, for you, LORD, have never forsaken those who seek you.
Sunday, January 10, 2010
Wednesday, January 6, 2010
Sunday, January 3, 2010
Life is good.
Friday, January 1, 2010
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Oh! And its a bonus that my "New Year's post" is my 500th! Yay!