Monday, October 20, 2008

Prayer Requests (Oct 19-25)

- This December we are having Christmas Party Clubs at several of the daycare locations we worked with this summer. The clubs will be taught by our summer missionaries during after-school hours. Pray that we are able to just love the kids and tell them the truth about Jesus!

- This year we joined the regional training camp in Wyoming for our summer ministry training. We were planning to do the same thing next year in 2009 and then find our own facility for a Colorado state training camp in 2010. However, we recently learned that the regional event will not be held next year; each state will be having their own training. This means we have to find our own facility a year earlier than planned. Please pray for Bill Raymer, the state director for CEF of Colorado, as he researches potential locations.

- The CEF office is moving. This past week we moved all of our stuff out of the building at Mississippi & Kalamath in Denver. We will be moving into a new building at Wadsworth & Jewell in Lakewood. It was a carpet company's warehouse until recently, so we have a lot of work to do in converting it to office space. Pray that the construction and transition go smoothly over these next few weeks!

- Margaret Goldberg (our Good News Club coordinator for the NE Denver metro area) and I have been teaching a club at Centennial K-8 school in Denver this semester. The club is growing larger each week, and we are starting to get to know the kids a lot better. Praise God for the opportunity to share the good news of Jesus with them from the Scriptures! Pray that we would be faithful in ministry and love the kids well.

Thanks so much for praying! Be blessed.

Sunday, October 19, 2008

On Economic Crises

I am taking a composition class at MSCD this semester. In light of the current economic crisis, I decided to write one of my papers on a past economic crisis: the Great Depression.

In the paper, I present the perspectives of four authors on the causes of the Great Depression and act as a "moderator" of sorts, letting the authors' ideas interact with one another.

It was an interesting and intensive project, and I probably didn't do a very good job, but I sure learned a lot.

P.S. If you are interested in reading the paper, you can take a look at it here.