Adult Team Blog

Keep Yourself from Idols and Keep God on the Throne of Your Heart

devotees bid adieu to Ganesh at the end of the festival

The sound of the drums was overwhelming as I pulled up to the street next to my apartment. My neighbors and many others were gathered on the street to celebrate the end of the Ganesh (guh-NAYSH) festival.

PWPL brings joy through partnership

PWPL well in Uganda

I was sitting on the ground in Uganda with several children, laughing and playing, when I noticed a group of older children carrying water they had collected from an open, dirty stream.

Be Transformed by His Presence as You Worship

young woman in a worship service

My heart was heavy as I sat down in my chair. The weekend occurrences filled my mind, and my thoughts swirled with conversations, hurt, and questions of “where do we go from here?” Walking into the church building that morning, I faked my smiles and hellos.

Pursue God in Worship

teen and preteen girls preparing for worship at missions camp

My wife, Pam, and I have the incredible privilege of enjoying a variety of worship settings throughout the country in our roles as national correspondents for national WMU.

Looking after Widows

lonely senior woman at home alone

Sue* knew her husband was dying. She had cared for him for months. She and her husband were both believers in the Lord Jesus, strong in their faith, and witnesses to all in his final days. They had discussed death and the arrangements for his funeral.

When You Pray, the Creator of the World Hears You

young woman leaning over balcony looking up

During the seasons of my life I lived on the missions field, I would send home lengthy, story-filled, decorated newsletters telling my friends all the ways they could pray. Sometimes as I would type these emails, I would type through tears for the experiences I was facing as well as the heart I was asking them to pray for—I needed those prayers.

Trick or Treat for Missions - Turn Your Home into the Place for Halloween Outreach

pumpkin painting at church fall festival

Where do you spend Halloween? Do you help out with the cakewalk at your church’s fall festival? Do you dress up a car for a trunk fest, or do you stay at home with your lights off, hoping no little goblins will disturb you? Spend this Halloween a different way.

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Feed the Hungry

Rather than just a once-a-year emphasis like Global Hunger Sunday, some churches maintain a year-round global hunger missions plan that involves all age groups and missions organizations. Some events are churchwide, some specific to a particular age or life stage, and some sponsored by one organization but open to all. Events might include the following:
 

Remember Proverbs 11:13 as You Share Prayer Requests

scrap of paper on fish hook with the word gossip

“A gossip betrays a confidence, but a trustworthy person keeps a secret” (Prov. 11:13).

Asking for Stones, but Receiving Bread: A Lesson in Praying for God’s Will

woman praying with open hands over Bible in her lap

It was a simple, normal prayer: God, provide me with a new job. But then, I added to it.

God, provide me with a new job in Nashville. God, provide me with a new ministry or communications job in Nashville.

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