MINISTRIES AMONG THE POORRev.Greg Miller, Herb & Angel Bailey, Nancy O’Leary, Mary Edna Thompson, Rev. Bryan Bywater, Church Army USA. Cyndi Burns, new "tweeners" and women's Bible/discipleship groups, health, guidance, funds. Rev. Mike & Tina Wurschmidt, Rev. Jim & Mary Ellen Chester, Rev. Justin & Riki Helton, Rev. Jim & Elaine Morehead, Suzanne Perkins, Cheryl Pickering, Shepherd’s Heart Ministries to homeless, veteran’s home, Pittsburgh drop-in center. Rev. James & Mary Giles, Gateway to Hope, Ocala, FL, financial provision. Doug & JoEllyn Fountain, Medical Teams Int’l Operations VP for 100,000s of refugees worldwide, online Christian Journal for Global Health. Jim Oakes, Five Talents, international development empowering the poor through microcredit, business training, and spiritual development. Rev. Christina Hunter, Oaks of Righteousness, outreach to kids and adults in Troy, NY.
The flight home from a conference is always a mixed bag.
A number of years ago, I returned from Plano, Texas, where we held our Anglican 1000 gathering affirming our commitment to new churches. I was full of vision and energy. Scribbling in a notepad on my seat-back tray, I wrote notes of new friends and old, ideas and vision, challenges and goals. Could there be a more exciting time for a minister of the gospel? We were planting churches!