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Hotel Rwanda & Some Links by orchardblog
August 8, 2005, 7:46 pm
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This past weekend I did a talk on the movie, “Hotel Rwanda” as a part of our Blockbuster Summer series. If you unable to attend, you can download the message here or contact Terri Casey to purchase a CD copy of it.

One of the things that I discussed was how over the next few months we are going to be taking very intentional steps as a church to reach out to our own local community of Aurora and also around the world by being involved with local missionaries who are taking radical steps to reach people with the great news of God’s love.

In the meantime, here are some links that are worth checking out. You may not agree with all of the opinions and thoughts that you see on these sites, but these are a great start to at least staying AWARE of what’s happening around the world.

Sojourners – A Christian ministry whose mission is to proclaim and practice the biblical call to integrate spiritual renewal and social justice.

International Justice Mission – A human rights agency that rescues victims of violence, sexual exploitation, slavery, and oppression.

World Relief – The Mission of World Relief, as originated within the National Association of Evangelicals, is to work with, for and from the Church to relieve human suffering, poverty and hunger worldwide in the name of Jesus Christ.

Christianity Today – CT has a great section that offers informative articles on what’s going on around the world.

Here are a couple of local organizations right here in the Aurora area that are definitely worth looking into:

Hesed House – Reaches out to the homeless, hungry and poor in the Aurora area.

Wayside Cross Ministries – Reaching out to the troubled and needy in the Aurora area.

We’ll be adding these links to our main website soon. In the meantime, browse through them and keep the A’s in front of you:

AWARE – Stay aware of what’s happening in our community and world.

AGITATED – Allow yourself to become agitated by the suffering and injustice that is happening in our world.

ACTION – As you become aware and agitated, ask God how you might be able to get involved!

Have a great week and don’t forget about our big BBQ & Baptism coming up this Sunday, August 14th!

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