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With 50 years of experience, we "get" that things are always changing! That's why we've dedicated a section of our website to provide the very latest information about the speakers and ministries we serve--and about us, too. Come take a look at "what's new"--or use the sidebar options to take a deeper look at areas of particular interest. In case you wonder what we think, we've dedicated a space for commentary (including guest posts). And take a look at who's been to Ambassador lately in our own version of the Greenroom!

Trivia: "April 1st"

Chain of FoolsWere you fooled on April Fool's Day?  See if you can prove yourself by mastering this week's trivia:

1)  Ricky Nelson's admonition.  

2)  Aretha's repetition.  

3)  Sammy Davis Jr's query.  

4)  Beatles' rebuke.  

5)  Frankie Lymon's question.  

6)  Doobie Brothers' advocacy.  

7)  Connie Francis' commentary.  

8)  Led Zeppelin's lament.  

9)  Ike & Tina Turner's mourning.  

10) Jiminy Cricket's confidence. 

However ... nobody said it better than this ... He is no fool who gives what he cannot keep to gain that which he cannot lose. 
--Jim Eliott

Feeling foolish?  Get the answers from Peggy ...

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To Set Free & Be Set Free

Mercy Ships® Sevenly T

To liberate means to set free.

Set free from what? For millions in Africa that might mean freedom from imprisonment, bondage, oppression, social or economic constraints, discrimination or physical maladies.

This, in fact, is the daily mission of Mercy Ships®.

Since my time at Ambassador it has been wonderful to learn of Mercy Ships® and their mission of liberation. This mission is only possible because of partners like yourself!

When supporting an organization it can sometimes be tempting to look at overall, hard numbers in order to judge the impact being made. This means that since 1978 Mercy Ships® has ...

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The Power of Story

Fearless BookI grew up reading Max Lucado's books for children. Stories of Punchinello and his efforts to fit in and be loved in You are Mine and You are Special.

As I got older I began babysitting for kids who loved the stories of Hermie the common caterpillar who learned lessons of God's love and commandments in the garden.

Now that I am older I spent the weekend reading his book Fearless where Max discusses the power of a life without fear...a power that God has given us but that we hardly utilize.

When looking back upon these ...

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Let's Celebrate!

Skyline sanctuaryThere's something about history that invariably makes the present day sweeter.

The launch of a new product, participants in the process knowing just what it took to achieve the accomplishment.

The retirement of a teacher, everyone mindful of the students impacted over years of service.

Parents watching their daughter walk down the aisle, reflecting on the speedy journey from infant to young woman.

Recently, it was my joy to sit in the new auditorium at Skyline Church (San Diego) where Jim Garlow pastors.  It was a day to be celebrant … but made far more meaningful because everyone knew that ...

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Who is the real Hero?

Ben hurSome say it was the first Hollywood Epic.  It created a new genre of movies. It won 11 Oscars, and no film has ever gotten more. Ben-Hur.  I can still remember seeing the iconic chariot race for the first time.  Not only is the movie action packed … but in case you don’t remember, it has profound spiritual significance.


(Spoiler alert) The protagonist finds forgiveness in Jesus at the end, and it turns out that Christ is the real hero. 

  

Why am I talking about a movie on my HAVEN ministry update?  Well, because in April Charles Morris will be ...

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Sharing Faith with Family

When I became a new believer, I couldn't wait to share my faith with my family.  Unfortunately, in my zealous efforts, I made several mistakes and instead of winning family members to Christ, I pushed them away.  

I've learned a lot in 23 years ... and pleased to share that while I may have made a few mistakes along the way, I did do a few things right,  including loving and praying for my family to come to Christ, even if it wasn't through me.  Pictured here is my father who at 79 professed his faith in Jesus ...

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