Think about change

Who knew it was such a big deal to change the side of the road a country drives on?

Think about a change you’ve tried to make in your own life. It DOES take more than just changing that one thing, doesn’t it? Schedules, attitudes, habits, other people’s lives … so much has to shift, be rearranged, at least be informed, in order for the initial desired change to happen.

So when we go on to talk about transformation, wow, we’re talking about seismic change, everywhere, touching everything. Entrust desires to see movements of biblical transformation sweep through cultures worldwide. No way can we make those happen. That’s a God-sized desire. Pray with us and if God leads you, join us. We can all do our parts, changing a road sign here, coaching a driver there. Let this video inspire you.

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Think about change

In the history books

Another big game enters the history books. Fifty of these contests we’ve watched (or not), spent money on (or not), enjoyed the commercials for (or not).

Man is choosing car with finger

Speaking of the commercials, which were your favorites? Advertisers spent up to $5 million for a few seconds of your attention, banking on your having a favorite or two, expecting to snag some of your hard-earned money. Did they succeed? Will you change any of your purchasing or investment habits in response to any of those ads?

Speaking of change, what methods work best in getting and keeping your attention, causing you to actually shift your thinking or behavior? Maybe a seminar or workshop, a sermon or a small group study, a conversation or a personal practice of your own, is memorable in terms of something you gleaned and continue to remember and apply. How did that happen?

Entrust is highly focused on best practices in adult learning. As Christians, we’ve got the best message in the world. How do we effectively convey it to others for lasting change? We’d love your input.

In the history books

Playing dress-up

Everyone likes to dress up sometimes, whether in mommy and daddy’s clothes, elaborate ready-made costumes or inventive do-it-yourself creations.

Playing dressupOne kid we know likes to dress up as inanimate objects — she was a Q-Tip one year; a toothbrush another. A couple in which the wife is quite a bit taller than her husband, became Edward Scissorhands (the wife) and a shrub (the husband) one year. Many families encourage their kids to dress as their favorite Bible characters for family or church festivals this time of year.

Changing our outward appearance is a lot of work, quite an accomplishment for some and for some, a lot of fun. Yet we know that the greatest fun, the greatest joy of all, comes when our inward appearance changes. Our “inner man is being renewed day by day,” according to II Cor. 4:16.

That’s a transformation only Jesus Christ can accomplish.

Playing dress-up

Now, THAT’S a well!

Well in Sierra LeoneTo shelter children you need a home. To build a home you need water. To obtain water you need a well. To cast a well you need a borehole. Entrust’s John Jusu knows this all too well.

John and his wife Tity, following the Sierra Leone tradition mandating village elders care for deprived children, are “Mummy and Daddy” to dozens of children, some now grown. The Jusu’s house is called Faith Home. “It is not an orphanage,” John says, “because we are the surrogate parents and technically there are no orphans in my culture because children belong to the community.”
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How God led me to Serving To Equip People (STEP)

by Emily, STEP recruit

A street in the Middle EastI’ve always felt somewhat out of place in a culture telling me life is about making myself comfortable and happy. I would always question, “Why do I need a great career if it can’t make me richer in love? Why do I need a spacious home if it can’t make me more secure in my eternal home? Why do I need all the smart devices if they can’t give me lasting wisdom?”
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