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Of Bomb cyclones, Dengue fever, and God’s providence

We’d finished the first portion of Agape Year, engaging with local ministries and churches in Pittsburgh and been preparing for our time overseas with the Anglican Church in Chiang Mai, Thailand. We’d gone through thoughtful and meaningful prep and prayer with New Wineskins. We’d had a great time delving into cross cultural and ministry training with SAMS. Our bags were packed. Visas acquired. We were ready. And, then 5,000 flights were cancelled out of JFK airport due to a weather phenomenon called a “bomb cyclone”...

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Every Parish a Missional Parish

It was the fall of 1994 and a church plant group in the western suburbs of Fairfax County, Virginia, was excited to finally be calling its first official rector.  We expected our new rector to arrive, bless what we were doing, and simply step into the typical clergy responsibilities of preaching, celebrating, visiting the sick, and leading the staff. But as soon as the Reverend Tom Herrick arrived, he started talking about missional DNA, a vision for local and global missional involvement...

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