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love in a time of...of...wait...what?! [Jun. 18th, 2008|05:38 pm]
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First, a word about cholera:

Recent epidemiologic research suggests that an individual's susceptibility to cholera (and other diarrhoeal infections) is affected by their blood type: Those with type O blood are the most susceptible,[11][12] while those with type AB are the most resistant. Between these two extremes are the A and B blood types, with type A being more resistant than type B. Wikipedia

I have type A!

A simple rule of thumb is "Boil it, cook it, peel it, or forget it. " CDC

It’s treatable simply by rehydration of water, salts, and sugars.

I’ve thoroughly enjoyed preparing for my trip! The fund-raising, supplies, inoculations, but the best part is the spiritual preparation! I’m learning what to say and how to phrase the words of life to the Zambian people. I am reading through Acts to give me a refresher on what happened and I’m reading Charnock’s “The Knowledge of God” to really push my thinking of Biblical principals. The Acts of the Apostles has revealed to me that I should be careful what I say because there is a lot of talk that the Jews would understand clearly, but the Tongas in Zambia would not understand. For instance, when news came to the Christians in Jerusalem that Gentiles were being saved it was assumed that the Jewish culture and the law would prevail. Not so. For the Church in Jerusalem sent a letter saying that simply they should abstain from sexual immorality and eating strangled animals and things polluted by idols. Acts 15:1-32 They were to focus on loving one-another. For love is from God and Christians have had the love of God poured out in our hearts. Thus, peace. This peace He has given us that we should be one because of such love and our light will be known to all men. For light reveals the nature of God. The light He gives us will bring glory to Him for the fame of His name forever!
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signs of human activity [Jun. 7th, 2008|11:15 pm]
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So I really really really like Overland Missions. It's not that we've had
tea together or taken up a similar hobby, They like Paul the Apostle. They like
him so much, in fact, that they've taken to do some things like him. This one
thing in particular holds my attention like fine music - the insatiable desire
to share the magnificent love of Jesus Christ. So they go out and seach for
people who live in places that missionaries have never been. woop, woop!

My heart and joy would be that you also may share with me, without the
hardship of the Zambian countryside, in enjoying the riches of His grace and
the gnawing hunger to spread the gospel; in order that men may love Jesus, the express
image of the Father, who created the universe for His wonderous pleasure, who
is enthroned and adored by angels and saints for to whom be glory and honor
forever, Amen!!!
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Climb Bear, climb! [Jun. 7th, 2008|11:11 pm]
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From a Physicists point of view poor people are not glamorous.
Supercolliders are, and they pay big money. Poor people can't
help the physicist with his problems of the universe!
Supercolliders can. Also, I'm a physics major. The people I
know that care about poor people aren't physics majors.

Th Creator of the Universe, when He came said, "The Spirit of the Lord
God is upon Me, because the Lord has annointed Me to preach good tidings
to the poor; He has sent Me to heal the brokenhearted, to proclaim
liberty to the captives and recovery of sight to the blind, to set
at liberty those who are oppressed" (Luke 4:18) This is what Jesus
cares about, and "He is the brightness of His glory"(Heb 1:3) So, that's
great, Jesus is the most glamourous thing ever! Then Jesus says we should
go and make disciples of all the nations, to which I find the job
as a physicist rather daunting in this respect.

God has shown us our poverty. He has shown us our inability to pay for
ourselves. God has used the physically poor to show what the spiritually
poor state is. So the Christians, the disciples of Jesus, must rally
in the recklessness of love to preach the gospel to all humankind.
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I'd stay there a night [Apr. 15th, 2008|04:52 pm]
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[Current Music |new Racontuers]

http://www.arcosanti.org/
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love. [Jan. 11th, 2008|11:44 pm]
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[Current Location |stone]
[Current Mood |cant say]

God of love and peace
who makes wars cease,
give me patience, Love Divine
teach me how to be kind,
not to envy but walk the line.
For love does not parade
and not of gold am I made.
I don't want to be lewd
and act totally rude.
For love does not seek its own,
it gives and does not loan.
poke it with a stick,
tie it with a rope,
in all these it is not provoked.
The mind that thinks
no evil it thinks
and can and will not rejoice
in all those wicked things.
The truth it says, "REJOICE!"
with it even waves in space have voice.
Pack down it's wings
Love bears all things.
No good so small
Love believes all.
There is nothing in the world so pure
for love all things endure.
And as money, power, clouds and sun,
batteries, commodities, and chewing gum
all in all will have a tail
but God says,


"Love
will never fail."
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