For the Week of March 6
1. Prior to March 9, read chapters 1 and 2 from Lessons from Afar: A year in South Sudan, by Mary Higbee.
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Chapter 1 – Discerning present and future "calls" of service.
Chapter 2 – Recognizing fears and the turning over of those fears to God.
2. Relate the chapters' themes to your life by reflecting on the following questions and journaling.
Chapter 1 - We learn new things when we move out of our comfort zone. Recall a time when you left a place where you were comfortable to go somewhere much different? What lesson(s) did you learn from the experience?
Chapter 2 - Recall times when you were afraid, and God provided you with assurance and peace. Consider the circumstances of one of those times that stand out for you—where and when.
3. Listen to guest speaker online - March 9
The Rev. David Copley, Director of Global Partnerships and Mission Personnel, will speak about the themes of Chapters 1 and 2, discerning God’s call to serve others and overcoming our fears in doing so. From Rev. Copley's position in global missions, he will discuss his experiences of sending many people into the mission field and his own experiences as a missionary. He has unique and vast experiences to offer participants on these themes.
Listen to guest speaker, Rev. Copley, in our virtual classroom (Zoom) at 6 pm est on March 9
Access an online link available on and after March 10 to listen at your convenience.
4. Connect and engage the chapter themes in guided reflections and discussions.
Connect with other participants in our virtual classroom (Zoom) for guided reflection and discussion. This meeting is hosted by Hope for Humanity, Inc; the meeting begins at 6:30 est following the guest speaker on March 9.
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Connect with your small Group following your group coordinator's schedule and instructions for small group meetings.
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