August 2012 - Archives

Light Bearers Container Loading

Paper Missionaries

August 21, 2012 | Light Bearers

We just loaded one of three containers going to the East Central African Division (ECD): one for the Division office, one for the Tanzania Union Mission in Arusha, Tanzania, and the third for the West Congo Union Mission in Kinshasa in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

People will travel from all across Kenya and other nearby countries to get the literature when it arrives in two months. In Nairobi, local churches will use the literature for city-wide distribution and evangelism. Bible workers for the Division will distribute the literature among villages and smaller towns throughout Kenya.

Would you mind partnering with us by praying right now? Yes, please, right now. Pray that this literature—these silent preachers—find their way into many hearts that are wistfully looking towards heaven. Amen!

Light Bearers

a publishing, training and evangelism ministry.

Fight or Flight?

August 4, 2012 | Dee Casper

The “Fight or Flight” response is defined as the response of the body to a perceived threat. When faced with danger, the body releases hormones such as adrenaline and cortisol. These hormones give us a burst of energy and strength by increasing the heart rate, slowing digestion and directing blood to major muscle groups. Although the response is helpful in cases of physical threat (such as needing to run away from a bear), it is inappropriate and maladaptive when it occurs in social or performance situations, as is the case with social anxiety disorder (SAD).

In Ephesians 6 we see that God has provided personal protective equipment (PPE as we refer to it in the public safety world), for these circumstances of perceived threat in our Christian experience. I’m sure some of us are familiar with this passage, and the ways in which God intends for His saints to be protected. But I happened to come across something that was pretty startling. Let’s read it first, and then I’ll address …
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Dee Casper

Disaster Preparedness Coordinator
The Old School Community Center

What To Do With Anger

August 2, 2012 | James Rafferty

I watched two cars almost collide as one turned into the other’s lane without seeing the car occupying it. The violated driver went ballistic—honking, yelling, and using inappropriate hand signals.

Driving has to be one of the great revelations of human nature. Yet road rage is no longer “all the rage.” Enter air rage, bike rage, computer rage and even wrap rage (Yes, W-R-A-P, as in those plastic containers that keep you from laying hands on your new purchase cause you can’t get it open).

Anger is by definition “an emotion related to one’s psychological interpretation of having been offended, wronged or denied and a tendency to undo that by retaliation.”

There’s an ocean of angry feelings in our world. We may try to stuff them, but what we stuff will eventually come out in some form of rage or perhaps even disease. If we don’t learn to communicate our feelings responsibly, we will communicate them irresponsibly, hurting ourselves and others.

The David of the Bible had some pretty intense …
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James Rafferty

Light Bearers