Worker Spotlight

By Justin Hopkins | May 13, 2019

Brother Ezekiel Mwambogolo is the farm manager at Chimala, Tanzania. He has spent the last six months working and learning alongside Gage, and is already doing a great job taking over managing of the entire farming operation there as Gage prepares to return to the United States. He is a native of Chimala, and has…

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2018 SCA Coffee Report

By Justin Hopkins | May 12, 2019

The Specialty Coffee association has released their 2018 coffee report, showing the latest trends in how Americans like to drink their coffee. Most coffee shop business falls between the hours of 8 AM and 3 PM, with lattes and drip coffee being the most popular morning drinks, and iced or blended coffee drinks being the…

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Talawanda School of Preaching Update

By Justin Hopkins | May 7, 2019

The start of this month saw Lee Wright and Greg Surles in Tanzania for the official start of classes at Talawanda! Lee taught a short course on principles of Christian living. Toward the end of the month the director of the school, Gasper Wissibo, was able to visit Gage at the Chimala mission for additional…

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Rwenzori School of Preaching Update

By Justin Hopkins | May 6, 2019

During the month of April, the students started the second quarter of the school year. Their studies are going well. Their evangelistic efforts have born much fruit. 61 Bible studies were conducted, resulting in four baptisms and four restorations. During the first quarter there was a congregation of the denomination known as “the Brethren” that…

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Modelle School of Preaching Update

By Justin Hopkins | May 3, 2019

As the students at Modelle finish their schooling the biggest challenge will be to help them begin farming on their own to support themselves in their ministry. They are wanting to raise their own pigs and chickens. The chickens, of course, can provide a steady source of protein, while the pigs can bring a handsome…

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He Knows What He Will Do

By Justin Hopkins | Apr 28, 2019

The opening verses of John 6 provide an account of Jesus feeding 5,000 with two fish and five loaves. Jesus prepares to work this miracle by asking one of his disciples, “Where shall we buy bread…?” (v. 5). Philip’s response is rather reasonable. He points out that buying a catered meal for 5,000 people at…

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A True Witness

By Justin Hopkins | Apr 28, 2019

Throughout history, many religious teachers have appeared claiming to carry a message from God or a god. The reliability of their source and of their record has usually been difficult to verify at best. They emerge from a secret meeting with an angel in a cave or in the forest with no witnesses, and declare…

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Will Coffee Help Me Lose Weight?

By Justin Hopkins | Apr 24, 2019

There is much said about this, and it is a bit conflicting. First, understand that according to the USDA two cups of black coffee combine to provide just over one calorie. So, as a drink that’t not water, the calorie content is about as low as you can get. Granted, adding a truck load of…

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Sin No More

By Justin Hopkins | Apr 19, 2019

Some time after healing the lame man at the pool of Bethesda Jesus seeks him out again. Our Lord’s words to him are few, but quite pointed. (John 5:14) First, Jesus reminds the man of the great blessing he has just received: he has been made whole! He wasn’t just better, he was complete and…

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