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Labor of Love Oct 2011

Labor of Love Oct 2011

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Published by Stephanie Williams
This is the monthly newsletter of a missionary midwife in South Sudan working in a rural medical clinic.
This is the monthly newsletter of a missionary midwife in South Sudan working in a rural medical clinic.

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Published by: Stephanie Williams on Oct 17, 2011
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               L         a                        b         o        r          o                          f                                    L          o         v        e
OCTOBER2011VOLUME49
Deeper Still...
 Years ago a friend told methat ‘the church in Africa was amile wide but an inch deep’. Icouldn’t quite grasp what thatmeant at the time but Ido now.People claimChristianity heremuch like they woulda local sports team.They wear a cross(or a crucifix) like thelogo of a popularmascot and cheer loudlyon Sundays; but thenthat’s it.I’ve wondered about this lackof depth. Why do so many claimto believe but then do not dowhat He says? Myself included!But this is not new. Jesuspointed out the same thingwhen he asked his disciples,“Whydo call me ‘Lord! Lord!’but do not do what Isay?” (Luke 6:46)
Good question.
It’s one thing tosay ‘Yes, Lord’ onSunday when we’reall dressed up, Biblein hand. It’s anotherthing to say it in thedead of night,exhausted after a long day.What will our answer be then?“Yes, Lord!” or “What is it
now
lord?” But I digress.My point is: We are notcalled to be shallow Christians.Jesus asks us to dig deeper,become less, and serve.We accomplish this bylistening when He speaks anddoing it. (Read Luke 6).
this
is the art of becoming less;
this
is thebeauty of complete surrender. And
this
is what I desire morefor my own life and yours.Roots take soil, water, andtime. Deeper roots take moresoil, more water, and moretime.May we be Christians thatare both deep and wide... andever growing still deeper andstill wider.Dig deep!
Three prenatal women who attend our church now.Two delivered with us and the third is due any day.
                          D           e                            l                    i            v           e               r                    i            n           g                          t           e                         L           o            v           e           o                           J                e            s            u            s            o            n           e                            b           a                            b            y                   a                  t           a                  t                    i            m           e   .
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