Intro to Watsonopolis

There was one who once said crazy things like, give your possessions to the poor, let your light shine, go to the ends of the earth, love God, love your neighbor, serve, pray, die and live. Those words, the words of Jesus, have gripped and shaped our lives.

Because of Jesus’ life, challenge and love we are propelled into an amazing life journey; a journey that most often finds us pitching our tent among the poor and those on the margins of our world, serving, living, teaching, learning and loving there.

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Watson to South Asia

On April 16th, I (matthew) boarded a plane along with another pastor from Living Hope and headed to south Asia.  Our purpose in going is to visit with some humanitarian aid workers that have been participating in the rebuilding of various rural and urban Indonesian communities that were grately affected by the devastating tsunami of 2004.  Our hope is to discover creative ways that our community of faith in Memphis might join them in their work.

2 days and 4 layovers later, I'm sitting in their volunteer guest house meeting some of these champions of hope.  I have actually know of these folks for a number of year and have been praying for them all this time.  Now to be here, among them, is a great honor.  I'm looking forward to seeing with my own eyes the work that's been done, meet the families they've been helping and dream about what more can rise from the devistation. 

 Keep me in your prayers as I spend the next 2 weeks here.


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