Jesus continually put himself on display and we had the honor of watching him work. Thank you all for adding the soundtrack to God’s story in Honduras. Mike
Honduras '12 - Day 7
It’s hard to believe that this week is coming to an end. Christ has put himself on display in ways that will forever bring memories of awe. Hearts awakened to the truth of the gospel, tears of joy knowing that grace is real, smiles of children at gifts of love, bright eyes of wonder when disciples reach out to image bearers of God, and friendships based on faith alone that will never be fully...
Honduras '12 - Day 6
Today was our final day of church distributions. Our first was at El Banano, a community next to a Chiquita banana plantation. The second was at La Pimienta. This church has moved in the community since last year and is in the middle of constructing their new building. It was the hottest location of the trip, but still an amazing time of watching Christ shine in the eyes of his...
Honduras '12 - Day 5
We awoke dragging a bit as a team, but that quickly passes. A well oiled machine we are….. (that should be read out loud in the voice of Yoda). Today found us at two churches we went to last year. Both have seen some great changes in their meeting places, standing out in the community as places of hope. At Emmanuel, the team worshipped with a community that last year felt hostile to our...
Honduras '12 - Day 4
Wow…. What a day! Honestly, my tank is running on empty, so tonight’s post is void of pithiness but inspired by Hope in Christ!! Loading up the trailer & bus after breakfast is job #1 Our first stop of the day. Stop #2 = La Sabana Finishing up the night was the entire team worshiping with the kids of Faith. Cody preached, the kids did an activity, and then the hugs...
Honduras '12 - Day 3
Like anything else in ministry and life in general, you must learn to roll with the punches and adapt. Today we began our journey to the first church, via a stop for gas. It is common to see guard/sniper towers at gas stations to prevent pump and dash crimes from occurring. Not a big deal really, just a bit unnerving at first sight. Soon after topping off, the bus made a loud hissing sound...
Mike Berry: Honduras '12 -Day 2 →
michaeleberry: Today was an amazing day in Honduras! We saw the culmination of months of organizing, shopping, and gospel charged love of neighbor pour onto the church plant pastors. Thank you FBCW family and friends for blessing these pastoral families with bikes, clothes for the families, but most importantly… Day 2 in Honduras… Pics work:)
Mike Berry: Honduras 2012 Day 1 - No One Wants... →
michaeleberry: After hours of travel and hundreds of pounds of supplies carried through customs, the team arrived at our destination at Faith Home. Such a great testament of the Gospel moving in the lives of rescued children and the hearts of all who support Kingdom advancing work in this mountain valley.
We are reconciled to reconcile →
Thinking about gospel reconciliation in concentric circles, we are reconciled first to God in Christ, then to one another in covenant community, and third to what God is doing in the renewal of all creation. To put it another way, think of the gospel as a stone landing in a pond. The life, death, and resurrection of Jesus are the cause of many ripples; they are the epicenter of God’s work in...
Why Honduras? →
Our team isn’t going just to pass out clothes, just to hand out a bag of food, or just to add a stamp to a passport. We go to connect communities to a local church, that can saturate lives with the Gospel, fighting to prevent horrific tragedies of wicked sin found in this article. Pray for Honduras, pray for helpless girls, and pray that the bride of Christ stands in the gap where all...
Journals That Aren't Diaries →
A Beautiful Burial →
Climb time at the Men's Retreat →
God Has No Potential →
The Trinity is a perfect and complete relationship without creation. This fact makes God’s affections for us all the more mind blowing!!!
Life was Never Meant to Be Safe →
Anxiety is a symptom of unbelief that must be fought with trust.
Anthem's of Freedom →
What Is Freedom? — Filling Out the Passion 2012... →
John Piper fleshes out more of his message from Passion 2012.
God's Word at Passion 2012 →
—- from Mike
24 Hours of Passion →
So hard to describe God moving 44,000 towards the cross, and then to the nations, but here’s my first attempt. Mike
Pray for Passion 2012
I’m in Atlanta with over a dozen students from the MOV, at Passion 2012. I’ve got so much to share and so much bubbling up inside, but it’s hard to articulate God moving in 44,000 hearts. So, as I work on putting emotion in watching Christ lifted high, pray. (from Desiring God) The Passion movement began in 1997 when Louie Giglio and Jeff Lewis headed up a gathering of...
As we feast on Turkey today and enjoy our families, we’d like to suggest continuing this thankful posture for another month. Specifically, we’d like to center our families during the next month around the celebration of Christ’s birth. Emmanual, “God with us” is a concept many don’t understand. Yes, kids in church and outside of church may get the basic concept of celebrating Jesus’s birthday,...
It's shoebox time
Time To Get Packing! National Collection Week is Nov. 14-21. The most important ingredients in every shoe box are prayer and love. What else are you putting in your shoe box this year? American Idol winner Scotty McCreery shows how to pack a box Scotty style. How to Pack a Shoe Box with Scotty McCreery Follow Your Box Find out the destination of your shoe box by making your donation...
heartofarebel: Join us Friday night. There is so much pulling at the fabric of family, church, and the world. We have always had to rely on the gospel and Christ alone, however most of society and the church have no idea what the good news is or how to articulate truth. This Friday night, from 6pm until Midnight at FBCW, we will be addressing these issues and more with the help of some...
Mike Berry: The Gospel in Honduras and at Home →
heartofarebel: “Every follower of Jesus is a follower of the King of kings & they’re their healthiest when they’re embracing his global purposes” – John Piper At the core of our mission to Honduras and to the MOV is the gospel. That simple, yet so much more captivating and life consuming than most want to…
This summer, FBCW sent a motley crew of people to Honduras to be a small part of what God is doing to spread the gospel and draw people to the glory of his name. His story has been unfolding for all time, and we got to play an amazing part in helping some local Honduran pastors reach out to the communities they serve. These pastors are amazing men of God, called to the neighborhoods they live...
2 Hands-On Ways We Do Missions at FBCW!
This tent will help connect you to the 2 hands-on ways we do missions at FBCW: Operation Christmas Child and The Honduras Container Project. If you haven’t noticed already, there’s a giant Easy Up tent dominating the foyer of FBCW with fake leaves dangling from it. And in case you missed last Sunday or were serving in the children’s ministry in some capacity, I wanted to take some time to...
Container clothing goes to Tegus!
Pastor Saul just sent me an email that said 20 more boxes of clothing have been distributed in and around Tegucigalpa, Honduras. In addition to the churches in Tegucigalpa, they went to a very needy community called Santa Barbara. Pastor Saul said, “The blessings are still running and reaching a lot of people.PRAISE GOD FOR IT!!!!!!!!!!GLORIA A DIOS GLORIA A...
Just Outsmart Them: Cell phones can be great, yet... →
justoutsmartthem: Ok, I’m about to make a lot of students upset and some parents uncomfortable. So, before you read this, know that this post is completely rooted in love and birthed from a heart that wants to see families thrive. On one hand cell phones have become an essential tool that allows parents…
views from the FRONT PORCH: Let the Journey Begin →
viewfromfrontporch: I know I’ve spent way more time trying to come up with just the right title for this blog than I should have. I mean, everyone knows how important the right name is, right? I just knew that I could come up with just the right A.C.R.O.N.Y.M. or numerical Scripture reference, but alas….I failed. So…
Jamie Greathouse Benefit
On July 26 Jamie Greathouse was diagnosed with a very advanced stage of cancer and is currently seeking treatment at Ruby Memorial Hospital in Morgantown. To help Jamie and her family with expenses, Jamie’s friends are having a benefit spaghetti dinner on Tuesday, August 16 at 5:30 at the American Legion in Williamstown. Jamie was the preschool teacher at FBCW’s Small Wonders Preschool and is a...
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And the blessings continue with Saul!
Pastor Saul has sent me several pictures in the last couple of days that I wanted to share with everyone. He has been HARD at work passing out the remainder of the clothing to people in need. Saul, his wife, and several other pastors have taken the clothing to communities near and far, as well as hospitals! Enjoy the pics below, -Cody Parman
The clothing distributions continued this week!
Below is an email I just received from Saul about the clothing distributions! -Cody Parman Hey buddy!!!!!!! i hope this email find you doing well,we wish you the best blessings from our Lord! I wanted share with you this pictures,the clothing distribution continue for us, we served three churches more!!!!!!. and please let jeff now i gave the phones to the pastors, and i have more churches...
The things we didn’t have a chance to mention on...
One Sunday morning isn’t enough time to describe all of the amazing things that we were able to be a part of in Honduras this year. However, I wanted to share just a few more ways in which these supplies were a blessing to this wonderful ministry we’ve been a part of in San Pedro Sula, Honduras. Below are just a few more ways in which we were able to serve them in addition to the 8...
Here is a little clip I forgot to post from last week. Saul conquered the ditch and hill that stood in our way with ease. -Cody
San Manuel Church - Tuesday Morning
What does this box in the foyer have to do with the name of Jesus being lifted in praise? Find out Sunday morning!
Villa Italiana - Monday Morning
Emanuel Church - Monday Afternoon