Archive for Archive for April, 2008

• Pineapple Pine Tree?

What is this Pine Tree called? I do not really know, but I think it should be called the Pineapple Pine Tree. This really neat pine tree is located on the grounds of our church, Whittier Area Community Church. These brown seed cones look like miniature pineapples sitting upright on the limbs, and that green [...]

Posted by: kidhelper on Monday, April 21st, 2008

• Playground for India Kids

Build A Playground for Mission School, Kidana, Gugurat, India The India Web is coordinating the building of a playground with Kids Around the World and Sathyam Ministries of India. In 2002 there was a devastating earthquake in the Indian State of Gugurat. When our missionary Chako Vadavana (C.V.) arrived on the scene to provide humanitarian [...]

Posted by: kidhelper on Thursday, April 17th, 2008

• Biola’s Last President Passed

It is with profound sadness that we mourn the loss of our beloved friend and leader, President Emeritus Clyde Cook. After returning from speaking in Houston, Dr. Cook was at home on Friday evening, April 11, with his wife Anna Belle when he passed away and entered the presence of the Lord. This news has [...]

Posted by: kidhelper on Wednesday, April 16th, 2008

• U.S. Church Demographics

I ran across this interesting demographic research of the distribution of denominations. This research was produced by the Glenmary Research Center (a Catholic group). The fine print indicates that the County designations are based on the total number of adherents reported by each church body divided by the county population in 2000. Majority counties are [...]

Posted by: kidhelper on Tuesday, April 15th, 2008

• A Fragile Jury System?

On the occasion of my recent Jury Duty experience this week, I observed once again just how fragile our justice system can be. I have been called upon over the years to perform my just and right obligation to serve my community. In the early years with four children and being the only provider of [...]

Posted by: kidhelper on Tuesday, April 15th, 2008

• News: India-Web Chartered

Just want to catch up with you on some India-Web News. I have become the volunteer leader of a monthly support group for our church’s missionary interests in India. This is a direct result of my going on a vision trip to India last summer. Since I have returned I have been sharing about what [...]

Posted by: kidhelper on Saturday, April 5th, 2008

• Confessions of a Stuck Leader

After forty, plus, years in the ministry experience, I must confess I have been “stuck” many times. “Stuck” is a kind of quagmire experience that I can “wallow in” that basically renders me immobile to forward progress. It comes when I am over committed to big events and I try to recover by being too [...]

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Posted by: kidhelper on Friday, April 4th, 2008