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FROM THE VAULT: Jehovah Jireh

Introduction Written by Jacquelyn Davis One of the most amazing things about being a part of missions is getting to see firsthand the provision of God. There are so many aspects of God’s provision, and I want to point out a few of them today, to remind ourselves of the goodness of our God.            1. God intimately and intentionally provides. It blows me away to think that God, the all-knowing, all-powerful, creator of the universe cares deeply enough to understand my needs and wants. Our Father truly desires to give us good things and, as James tells us, “every good and perfect gift comes from above.” There are ...

FROM THE VAULT: Unity

Written by Gracie Kinsey   If you’ve followed along with the CBM Internship Program for any amount of time, you’ve probably heard one of us mention the “Core Values” of the Internship. If you’re not one of our interns and can’t recite them by heart, I will list the five core values here for you: Humility, Servant Leadership, Flexibility, Excellence and Unity. Today, we’re going to primarily focus on Unity.    The definition of Unity is “an attitude of love, patience and forgiveness towards others.” Ephesians 4:3 says, “Make every effort to keep the unity of the Spirit through the bond of peace.” Unity ...

FROM THE VAULT: The Meaning of Easter

Compiled from a newsletter written by Scott Brinson  Opening written by CBM Intern Jaelynn Woullard   Looking through different files about CBM history, I stumbled upon this story from one of the newsletters by Scott Brinson, the director of CBM of the Great Southwest. As I read about a woman who loved the Lord and wanted to share with others what Easter is all about, it reminded me that God calls us to tell others about Him and what He has done for us. We always remember the true meaning of Easter, as Christians, but I think we often forget that there are other people that celebrate Easter, not knowing what the true meaning of it ...

FROM THE VAULT: The Importance of Mothers

[From the editor] If you do a quick search on the internet for the history of Mother’s Day, you will be told that mothers were celebrated as far back in history as the Greek and Roman times. A tradition started in 16th century England, known as Mothering Sunday, when Christians would return to their “Mother Church,” has slowly changed into a day to celebrate mothers. It is commonly celebrated 3 weeks before Easter in the United Kingdom and former British colonies (Canada, Australia, etc.). Most modern Mother’s Day celebrations, however, have their root in America. Several women in the late 1800s called for a day for mothers to be recogni...

A Tiny Micro-Organism Can Stop the World!

Written by Scott Brinson, presented in his newsletter dated September 2001   I believe the lesson Jesus would have us learn whenever we’re confronted with unexpected and often unexplainable events that cause us to hurt and to grieve and to ask why, is this: Rather than focusing on the circumstances themselves and speculating about what may have caused them or what could have been done to prevent them, realize that God is far more interested in our response to the situation than in our understanding the reasons for it.  His desire is for us to say, “Father, what would You have ME to do?  How do You want me to change as a result of ...