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How does mercy fit into your schedule?

Mercy Ships® Team at NRB2010Sometimes, talking to my father on the phone can feel like an interview with a missionary agency!  He has an unnerving ability to ask insightful and penetrating questions such as:

  • "How is God the central focus of your life?"
  • "How is your life bettering society for the sake of Christ?" 

My call with him a few nights ago was no different! While stumbling over my answers, it was clear to me that I have a long way to go before I live a life that reflects Jesus in all my actions - to be salt and light in this dark world.

At NRB 2010, I had the privilege of spending time with a godly man who has devoted his life to bring hope and healing to the worlds poorest.  Don Stephens, founder of Mercy Ships® and speaker on The Mercy Minute®, shares about the impact of those who show sacrificial love to others.  Last year, for example, nearly 70,000 people in Benin, Africa, were given a second chance through 97,625 medical procedures by the men and women on the Africa Mercy

Hearing these stories, I am reminded of Christ's commandment to us - to love others and love God.  It seems simple, but living this out on a daily basis can get challenging. Thankfully, The Mercy Minute® shares real life stories of people ministering Christ's love to one another from which I can get ideas from.  Look out for titles like "Sacrificing Time for Jacob," "Celebration of Sight" and "A Blood Transfusion for Abiba" in April's The Mercy Minute.

P.S, I'd love for you to share with me other good challenging conversation starters that bring the attention back to Christ! We might even feature the best answers in next month's Update Magazine!



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