Tuesday, February 20, 2007

Fielden Wisdom

I just received an e-mail update from one of my heroes of faith, Fielden Allison. Fielden and Janet have served in Africa for over 35 years, most of that time in very remote places. They're still there serving. Shawn Mayes, Kathy Thompson, Jill Traylor (names at the time), and I lived with them the summer of 1991 on the Kenyan slopes of Mt. Elgon. Our lives were forever changed.

Here is Fielden's wisdom for the day.....

In order to know the problems of people you have to live with them. In order to solve the problems of people you have to live with God.

Monday, February 05, 2007

Touch a Life Ministries

Briley and I had the pleasure of knowing Randy and Pam Cope and their family during our Fayetteville days where we were members of the North Street Church of Christ together. After we moved to Uganda and were still supported by North Street, we remember being saddened hearing of their 15 year old son's sudden and tragic death.

I just followed the link from Mike Cope's blog to this NY Times article about Pam and Randy and their recent rescue of some Ghanaian children slaves. I love how the article describes how their lives changed after Jantsen's death and how they now serve needy children in Africa and other suffering parts of the world in honor of Jantsen. What an encouragement to us all.

Not surprisingly, I am already hearing many stories of how God is powerfully touching lives and effecting positive change through Adam and Moses's deaths. One friend referred to the beginning of the "Adam movement", representing several who have already come forward to say "we want to serve as Adam served." In Uganda, God is also moving through the "Moses movement" where I know many Ugandans are saying the same things.