More than a Mile Deep

2017 05 26 - Samuel Ajayi CrowtherSamuel Ajayi Crowther would fit right in with More than a Mile Deep (MMD), Entrust’s ministry partner in Africa.

Ajayi Crowther was born in Nigeria in 1809, sold into slavery at about age 12, bound off to South America, freed before he got there by the British and returned to Sierra Leone (not his home country). In Sierra Leone, he became a Christian, a Bible teacher and eventually a missionary back to his homeland, taking dangerous ministry trips up the Niger River. He became the first Anglican bishop in Africa.

Bishop Crowther emphasized true repentance and obedience to Christ, not what some would call “cheap grace.” He aimed to equip local leaders to carry on the ministry. He sought holistic transformation – helping to establish schools and local businesses wherever he went – while keeping the gospel central to all he did.

That’s MMD! Check it out at www.entrust4.org/mmd.

More than a Mile Deep

Amazing Grace

 If you saw the 2006 film “Amazing Grace,” or you enjoy reading history, you know about the courageous British parliamentarian, William Wilberforce, who spoke out against his country’s slave trade until that practice was officially abolished on this date in 1807. A good start.

We know that a law does not end all sin. Blacks were (and still are) treated poorly in England and in “the new world” long after they were officially declared “free.” Changing those laws was the right thing to do, but bad behaviors remained. No law sets any of us free from our slavery to sin. Only God can do that. And he does when you trust him in faith for forgiveness of your sins.

“So if the Son sets you free, you will be free indeed.” (John 8:36) That is amazing grace!!!

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Amazing Grace

Don’t be a “wannabe”

Find y2016-10-24-wannabeourself trying to do/be something you aren’t/can’t? You’re probably about as frustrated as this guy.

Good news! If you’re a squirrel, you don’t have to be a hummingbird. It’s really good to be a squirrel. Be who God made you. You’ll function better that way and everyone around you will benefit.

Don’t be a “wannabe.” Be a “by the grace of God, I am what I am.”

Don’t be a “wannabe”

Like something out of a movie

November Engage

Feeling overwhelmed by life? Highly understandable.

But, what if you had to live under a regime with zero regard for human rights? Regularly witnessed your dad beating your mom? Can you imagine experiencing multiple near escapes from corrupt police, or constantly wondering how you will feed your family, a family forced to live in one bedroom in your parents’ apartment?

Take a few minutes to read Mircea Detesan’s account of suffering and doubt, faith and miracles, courage and grace. It’s not based on a true story. It is a true story.

Read Mircea’s amazing story.

Like something out of a movie