. Scott Smith’s Poem Read during the Forum Variety Show, to a room that could not contain its laughter! . Welcome to forum, now get onto the bus. There’s 45 seats and there’s 50 of us. It’ll be a bit tight but you’re young and you’re healthy. They could give us more seats but they
Highlights from the Servants Forum, as told by Lois (Current Field Team Mentor, and Elder Emeritus). Some names are changed for security reasons. Who was there: About 90 of us plus 12 children – all teams there (7 adults from Indonesia, 9 from India, 6 from Manila, 1 from Phom Penh, 5 from Vancouver, and a number
This story is from our team in Jakarta, Indonesia. It’s a powerful story of determination, service, and loving your neighbour. Last time Mama Aman, 40, was pregnant, her baby died at birth. Amy was determined this time would be different. Every week, a dozen pregnant women gather with Amy and team-mate Gretta. They talk about
Early this year the Manila team accepted an internship application from Joshua Knowlton. He came to us in late May as part of the Human Needs and Global Resources (HuNGeR) program at Wheaton College in Chicago. He is here until December. We placed Josh in a family setting very different from what he knew in America. Nora,
Click here to view the latest Servants newsletter: The Inside Edge. You can read about a transformed community space in Vancouver, catch up on the latest happenings within Servants, and be informed about what’s happening within our teams.
God is doing something fresh and new within Servants, and there is an excitement in the air. From August 7-12, a group of 12 leaders within Servants gathered in Manila to “dream and scheme” about where God is moving, and how we can best pursue our vision statement: to see the poor and their communities
Written by Bob Ekblad. Bob and his wife, Gracie, are the founders of Tierra Nueva an ecumenical Christian community in Washington State, that seeks to share the good news of God’s freedom in Jesus Christ with people on the margins (immigrant, inmates, ex-offenders, the homeless) and mainstream people. Bob is also one of Servants’ Elders.
The June issue of the Servants newsletter, Inside Edge, is available now. Learn a bit about how solar power has had an effect on one community in Manila, and catch up with news from our Servants family. You can view both the current and past issues here.
This story is from our team in Jakarta. It’s a powerful reminder of the realities of living in a slum–where injustice, life, and death, all come so closely together. (All names have been changed for security reasons). The phone rang. It was Amy at the hospital. “How far do we go before we let someone