Being away from home may be especially difficult during the holidays, but disciples on a One Year Challenge are bringing the Christmas spirit to new friends.
At one of the OYC sites this week, disciples began a month-long series of outreach activities for themselves and their friends to prepare for Christmas. The first activity was for making Christmas ornaments and decorations together. Next week, they will teach their friends how to make traditional holiday food and drinks. The final week's activity will teach Christmas songs.
This series of events culminates in a Christmas Eve celebration. With people around the world focused on Jesus' birth at this time of the year, what better opportunity could there be to share with those who have not heard the Gospel?
Next Christmas, where will you be? Will you be somewhere helping people who have heard little of Jesus get to know him better? This holiday season, please consider giving Jesus a gift from the heart--a year of your life serving on a One Year Challenge.
The OYC Guys continue their Reasons to Go Early series. Why go early? Because the early legwork is difficult! In this episode, they discuss how going early can help you adapt more quickly and easily to a different lifestyle. Make those cultural and ministry adjustments while you are young. (If you missed last week's episode, watch it here.)
New Content on the One Year Challenge Blog:The Great Commission Has a Great Promise In the Great Commission, Jesus gave us many instructions. He instructed us to go, to make disciples, to teach and to baptize. But He also gave us great a promise.
Featured Article: The Future is Bright for Eurasian Missions Encouraging news from our family in Moscow, Russia. Our sister Tammy Flemming shares about the second session of the new Eurasian Churches' Mission School for young ministry interns.
Pursue Purposeful Obedience Have we paused to ask ourselves "Where is God going with history?" In order for us to be obedient to the Great Commission, we do not only need to go, but we also need to seek intentional obedience.
Great Images: Ephesians Check out this infographic summarizing Paul's Letter to the Ephesians in the Bible.
What We're Reading Today From Knowing God: "This is momentous knowledge. There is unspeakable comfort – the sort of comfort that energizes, be it said, not enervates – in knowing that God is constantly taking knowledge of me in love and watching over me for my good." Each week we post a selection from a book disciples considering going on a One Year Challenge could read as part of their preparation.
Monday Music: Songs from OYC Sites Around the World This week's Monday Music is a new rendition of the classic hymn "Come Thou Fount," from Washington state. We have a great campus OYC site at Pullman University.