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Working with Partners to Keep Girls in School in West Africa

A major theme of Westminster's missions in West Africa this year is helping girls stay in school until graduation. If a girl gets an education, she will have a greater chance for herself and her family to lead a healthier life with less poverty and more independence. Too frequently young women miss school due to menstruation, causing them to fall behind in their studies and sometimes to leave school altogether. This leaves them open to early marriage and childbearing and a lifetime of menial work or no job at all. This blog focuses upon work with Westminster partners in Liberia and Sierra Leone. A later blog will highlight plans of our partners in Tema, Ghana. A representative of our Tema R

40 Ideas for Keeping a Holy Lent

Day 1: Check out the Daily Devotion on the church’s Facebook page Day 2: Invite a friend to share these ideas with Day 3: Don’t turn on the car radio Day 4: Put aside money for One Great Hour of Sharing (Sunday) Give thanks for the love of Jesus Day 5: Take 5 minutes of silence at noon Day 6: Look out the window until you find something of beauty you had not noticed before Day 7: Give 5 items of clothing to Goodwill or similar charity Day 8: No complaining day Day 9: Do someone else’s chore Day 10: Buy $5 fast food gift cards to give to homeless people you encounter or places helping the homeless (Sunday) Give thanks for the love of Jesus Day 11: Call an old friend Day 12: Pray the Paper (pr

Lent 2019

A recent online, non-scientific survey by Christianity Today revealed the most popular things people give up for Lent: 1) social networking, 2) chocolate, 3) Twitter, 4) alcohol, and 5) chips. There are some deeper parts of our lives that we might consider giving up for Lent, for the sake of our own spiritual development. In no particular order, and by no means exhaustive, here are some things I think we might want to consider as part of our Lenten journey this year: Give up the need to be right all the time. Business author Patrick Lencioni said, “People don’t need to feel like they are right, as much as they need to feel like they’ve been heard.” Yes, claim your voice, assert your convicti

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