Monday, June 25, 2012

58: The Film

10am Jun 30 Sat, Micon Cinemas Chippewa Falls

Journey from the slums of Kenya to the streets of New York, from the sun-scorched plains of rural Ethiopia to British shopping centers, from Brazilian ganglands to the enslaving quarries of India.

Confront the brutality of extreme poverty, meet those who live out the True Fast of Isaiah 58, and embrace stunning new possibilities for the future.

Come a few minutes early for coffee and rolls. Stay afterwards and explore opportunities for volunteerism locally and globally.

Touched Twice United
Teamwork Africa
Freedom Through Fellowship
Jungle Hospital, Rio Viejo, Honduras
Whispered Hopes
Fierce Beauty
LSS Run Away and Youth Services
Hagar USA
Just Us Run
Parents 4 Learning
Safe Families
Hope Gospel Mission
58: small group (July)

View trailer here 58:

Free movie and event hosted by volunteers from in cooperation with Micon Cinemas, Chippewa Falls.

“Is not this the kind of fasting I have chosen: 
to loose the chains of injustice and untie the cords of the yoke, 
to set the oppressed free and break every yoke? 

Is it not to share your food with the hungry 
and to provide the poor wanderer with shelter 
— when you see the naked, to clothe them, 
and not to turn away from your own flesh and blood? 

Then your light will break forth like the dawn, 
and your healing will quickly appear; 
then your righteousness will go before you, 
and the glory of the Lord will be your rear guard. 

Then you will call, and the Lord will answer; 
you will cry for help, and he will say: Here am I."
Isaiah 58:6-9 NIV


Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Tomorrow You Die

I don't know why I picked this one.

When offered access to the bookshelves of new friends, "Tomorrow You Die" is the title I took home, a story of young women who dared to smuggle the Gospel into a communist country, a nation that had sealed Christian citizens in barrels and rolled them into the sea.

 I can't imagine being interrogated, hearing my answers repeated in a language I do not speak, interpreted by someone whose first language is not my own.

Luke 21: Don't be concerned about how to answer ....I will give you the right words and such logic that none of your opponents will be able to reply! (TLB)
– "Tomorrow You Die" pg 81

I can't imagine being told after hours questioning, "You are a traitor ... and traitors are shot. We will come for you at nine tomorrow morning."

... and returning to a hotel room to sleep, trusting God enough to sleep.


Luke 21:14-15 NLT