Stories

  • Thailand Mission Team Blog #6

    Our morning began early at 6:45.  We traveled a good two hours up the mountain down winding dirt roads through villages to Ban Huai Kaeo. Due to the high altitude the weather was cooler, an absolutely gorgeous day. Akha John’s men loaded several trucks with...

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  • Thailand Mission Team Blog #5

    Today was a special day as we began four days of providing medical and dental services to people in Akha villages in the region. We will be accompanied by several Akha pastors who will share the Gospel and the good news of Jesus Christ. To...

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  • Thailand Mission Team Blog #4

    This is the day that the Lord has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it (Psalm 118:24 ESV). Praise the Lord we surely did!  Worship and praise at the Akha Baptist Church is over the top. The space if absolutely beautiful the people...

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  • Thailand Mission Team Blog #3

    Our day started out with a 3-hour van ride from our temporary overnight layover after 20 hours of flying to our base city for the week in the city of Chiang Rai. Along the drive, we discovered that even in Thailand, there is good old...

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  • Thailand Mission Team Blog #2

    Happy Valentine’s Day! We gathered at the Troy campus at 6:30am this morning. Pastor Dan Stewart from the Algonac campus blessed us with prayer before we headed out. At 7:30am the Woodside Thailand team loaded up in vans for the airport. We cruised through security...

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  • Misread Week 2- Day 1

    “Oh how I love your law! It is my meditation all the day.” Psalm 119:97 Have you ever noticed that you spend a lot of time thinking about the things you love? If you love to fish, you spend time thinking about fishing. If you...

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  • Misread Week 2- Day 2

    “Do not think that I have come to abolish the Law or the Prophets; I have not come to abolish them but to fulfill them.” Matthew 5:17 Some people love change. Some people hate it. No matter how hard you try to resist it, change...

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  • Misread Week 2- Day 3

    “For truly, I say to you, until heaven and earth pass away, not an iota, not a dot, will pass from the Law until all is accomplished.” Matthew 5:18 This time of year, when lakes freeze over, you can have lots of fun snowmobiling, ice...

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  • Misread Week 2- Day 4

    “Therefore whoever relaxes one of the least of these commandments and teaches others to do the same will be called least in the kingdom of heaven, but whoever does them and teaches them will be called great in the kingdom of heaven.” Matthew 5:19 Have...

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  • Misread Week 2- Day 5

    “For I tell you, unless your righteousness exceeds that of the scribes and Pharisees, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven” Matthew 5:20 Imagine you had a cup and this cup was your favorite cup so you cared about keeping it clean and intact. While...

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  • Thailand Mission Team Blog #1

    With the advance team having safely arrived in Thailand a few days ago, the rest of us gathered at Woodside Troy last night to drop off our suitcases and to pray to our Almighty God for the upcoming journey which begins tomorrow with our flight...

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  • Misread Week 1- Day 1

    “Seeing the crowds, he went up on the mountain, and when he sat down, his disciples came to him. And he opened his mouth and taught them…” Matthew 5:1-2 If you had one moment to share with the entire world the most important things in...

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  • Misread Week 1- Day 2

    “Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the Kingdom of heaven. Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted. Blessed are the meek…” Matthew 5:3-9 I’m sure it didn’t take long for you to pick up on the key word in...

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  • Misread Week 1- Day 3

    “Blessed are those who are persecuted for righteousness’ sake, for theirs is the Kingdom of Heaven. Blessed are you when others revile you and persecute you and utter all kinds of evil against you falsely on my account. Rejoice and be glad…” Matthew 5:10-12 Do...

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  • Misread Week 1- Day 4

    “You are the salt of the earth, but if salt has lost its taste, how shall its saltiness be restored? It is no longer good for anything except to be thrown out and trampled under people’s feet. You are the light of the world…In the...

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  • Misread Week 1- Day 5

    “Jesus said to him, ‘I am the way, and the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.’” John 14:6 I remember going to a corn maze and trying to find my way out. So many different paths! The group...

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  • Reconciled Week 4- Day 1

    “And with great power the apostles were giving their testimony to the resurrection of the Lord Jesus, and great grace was upon them all.” Acts 4:33 The big idea for this week’s sermon (The Christian life is personal, but it is not private) reminds me...

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  • Reconciled Week 4- Day 2

    “But Peter and John answered them, ‘Whether it is right in the sight of God to listen to you rather than to God, you must judge, for we cannot but speak of what we have seen and heard.’” Acts 4:19-20 The message for believers in...

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  • Reconciled Week 4- Day 3

    “If he has wronged you at all, or owes you anything, charge that to my account.” Philemon 18 The Apostle Paul was generous. He was generous with a distinct purpose in mind—the restoration of a relationship. We’d all say we want our lives to be characterized...

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  • Reconciled Week 4- Day 4

    “Now the full number of those who believed were of one heart and soul, and no one said that any of the things that belonged to him was his own, but they had everything in common.” Acts 4:32 Perhaps this passage causes you to wonder...

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  • Reconciled Week 4- Day 5

    “And now, Lord, look upon their threats and grant to your servants to continue to speak you word with all boldness, while you stretch out your hand to heal, and signs and wonders are performed through the name of your holy servant Jesus.” Acts 4:29-30...

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