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From the monthly archives: December 2014

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The World Welcomed in Knoxville by Marc Wyatt

This fall we began a new three year church partner relationship with our longtime friend, Dr. Tom Ogburn and his congregation at First Baptist Church of Knoxville, Tennessee. Tom is in his first year at the church but it doesn’t take long for one to see that he is already helping shape a new direction of openness, collaboration and cross-cultural mission within the congregation and community.  

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Jahid, the Berber Pita Chef by Marc Wyatt

You aren’t Greek are you? No. I’m Moroccan. How did you know, he asked? Well, we’ve had more than one Shawarma (a Middle Eastern Chicken Pita) and we can tell you aren’t making a Greek Pita here – its Shawarma. He laughed. 

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Flip Flops for Fiji by Fran Stevenson

While we were in Fiji during the summer, we had a wonderful experience at the International Full Gospel Tabernacle Church in Nadi, Fiji.  We got involved with this church through our taxi driver.  After we came home, I put together two boxes of Bibles, journals, Christian books, and Bible study materials and sent them to the church in Fiji.  In sharing with my own small group, I was talking about how many people in Fiji, children and adults, don’t have shoes and other basic necessities.  The group decided that as a mission project, we would send a crate of those needed items to Fiji.  I never realized that my small group would be so generous.  When we met the next week, I realized that we would need a bigger crate.  

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Meaning of the Lord's Supper by Rick Sample

From that point, I had the wonderful opportunity to explain the meaning of the Lord’s Supper – about how the bread and the cup represent the body and blood of Jesus when he died on the cross.  

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I Needed a Hair Cut by Marc Wyatt, CBF Field Personnel

It was just a regular day, a Thursday morning. We were planning to meet with a local pastor for lunch as a part of our getting up to speed in our new ministry field. Kim took one look at my hair and said with a smile ‘It’s time for you to get a haircut buddy’! I had seen a local discount hair franchise a few blocks from our North Raleigh apartment so I made my way over to it - crazy hair and all. 

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