Community Development

Thursday, June 10, 2021

“If you’re going to a place that needs a Bible translation, the probability of a vernacular literacy program is pretty high.” —Mark Zook

Saturday, May 15, 2021

"Imagine that everyone quits working right now. What happens? Civilized life quickly melts away. Food vanishes from the shelves. Gas dries up at the pumps. Streets are no longer patrolled and fires burn themselves out. Communication and transportation services end and utilities go dead. Those...

Saturday, April 3, 2021

"How far did Jesus separate the spiritual from the physical? They are not equal, but the 2nd commandment is to love our neighbor as ourselves...I don't believe that Jesus separated the physical, social, economic problems so far from their spiritual lives.” —Billy North

Friday, March 19, 2021

SERVING THE WHOLE PERSON AND THE WHOLE COMMUNITY

God gives abilities to every person and resources to every community. Therefore, we serve the community by teaching its members to develop and use their skills and resources, and not to depend on what we...

Friday, February 19, 2021

"Suggesting a primarily oral society should remain in their primary oral communication situation is soft racism. People who promote this don’t realize that such a comment reveals racial bias. Some Africans interpret Western proponents of orality as “white people implying that Africans can be...

Tuesday, February 9, 2021

“We are left with the reality that Jesus cared about all the problems of a person. He cares about what people care about and He wants us to care about it too." —Billy North

Saturday, December 12, 2020

I truly was a spectator. I did not know the culture. And I could not understand the language. But even if I could have, I am confident I could not have understood the topics being discussed. I mean, I grew up around vehicles, but I sure lack a robust understanding of their mechanics. So, in...

Tuesday, December 1, 2020

“But Searchers are different. A Searcher hopes to find solutions by trial and error. He knows one solution will not fit every situation. A Searcher also understands he will need some input from the local people to succeed. Easterly also concluded that Searchers have much better results. “The...

Sunday, November 1, 2020

". . . It is important to carefully analyze the cause. When we diagnose the root cause of a problem, we also unwittingly select a cure." —Gary Miller

From the book THE OTHER SIDE OF THE WALL

Thursday, October 1, 2020

"When we look at the New Testament in its entirety and especially when we start to get to grips with the Old Testament, we see that God’s people are called to serve and to advocate as well as to preach the Good News. Indeed, the whole modern concept of the separation of the physical and...

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  • “Faith comes by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.” Romans 10:17
  • “Repentance and remission of sins should be preached in His name to all nations, beginning at Jerusalem. And you are witness of these things.” Luke 24:47, 48
  • “Go therefore, and make disciples of all nations.” Matthew 28:19
  • “In you all the families of the earth shall be blessed.” Genesis 12:3
  • “That the Gentiles should be fellow heirs, and of the same body, and partakers of His promise in Christ through the Gospel.” Ephesians 3:6
  • “That they all may be one; as You, Father, are in Me, and I in You, that they also may be one in Us; that the world may believe that You sent Me.” John 17:21
  • “Is it not written, ‘My house shall be called a house of prayer for all nations’?” Mark 11:17
  • “Ask of me, and I will give You the nations for Your inheritance.” Psalm 2:8
  • “Behold, a great multitude which no one could number, of all nations, tribes, peoples, and tongues, standing before the throne and before the Lamb, clothed with white robes.” Revelation 7:9
  • “Finally, brethren, pray for us, that the word of the Lord may run swiftly and be glorified.” 2 Thessalonians 3:1
  • “All Scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness.” 2 Timothy 3:16
  • “Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path.” Psalm 119:105
  • “As cold water to a weary soul, so is good news from a far country.” Proverbs 25:25
  • “More to be desired are they than gold, yea, than much fine gold; sweeter also than honey and the honeycomb.” Psalm 19:10
  • “All the ends of the world shall remember and turn to the LORD, and all the families of the nations shall worship before You.” Psalm 22:27
  • “Truly, as I live, all the earth shall be filled with the glory of the LORD.” Numbers 14:21
  • “Declare His glory among the nations, His wonders among all peoples. For the LORD is great and greatly to be praised; He is to be feared above all gods.” Psalm 96:3, 4
  • “For the earth will be filled with the knowledge of the glory of the LORD, as the waters cover the sea.” Habakkuk 2:14
  • “That all the peoples of the earth may know that the Lord is God; there is no other.” 1 Kings 8:60
  • “For from the rising of the sun, even to its going down, My name shall be great among the Gentiles; in every place incense shall be offered to My name, and a pure offering; for My name shall be great among the nations.” Malachi 1:11
  • “All nations whom You have made shall come and worship before You, O Lord, and shall glorify Your name.” Psalm 86:9
  • “For as the earth brings forth its bud, as the garden causes the things that are sown in it to spring forth, so the Lord GOD will cause righteousness and praise to spring forth before all the nations.” Isaiah 61:11
  • "Be still, and know that I am God; I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth!" Psalm 46:10
  • "This is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Savior, who desires all men to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth." 1 Timothy 2:3, 4
  • "You are worthy. . .; for You were slain, and have redeemed us to God by Your blood out of every tribe and tongue and people and nation, and have made us kings and priests to our God." Revelation 5:9, 10