Refuge, this year has been quite eventful. This Thursday is traditionally a day of recounting what we have to be thankful for, and Refuge, we have a lot.
October 31, 2017 marks the 500th anniversary of the Reformation. This past Sunday we reflected on what the actions of one German professor mean for us as the Church today. The publication of this list sparked the Protestant Reformation, but that was only the beginning. Read the Gospel Coalition's Reformation 500 Statement for a closer look at this day 500 years ago and how it has shaped modern history. The outcome of this single act is unspeakable.
Like many of you, I am asking, how can I help? As we look around us on social media and even the surrounding hills, we find that the needs seem so great. Most of you already know that as of 2:00pm, our county Sheriff informed us that all the shelters are well manned and resources are plenty. We’ve been told...
I don’t know how you even begin a public post about something so incredibly devastating. We are only hours into this chaos and we’re hearing news of those in and connected to our fellowship who have lost the homes they grew up in. Most, if not all of us, fled our homes in the early hours of the morning grabbing only what we deemed necessary for survival. We’re all probably asking things like: What do I do if I lose everything? Why is this happening? How do we rebuild our lives and how do we rebuild and help heal our city?
Paul and Allison Beeghly are missionaries in Thailand. They shared a bit about their ministry last summer at Refuge - you can read more about it on this blog post, Allison & Paul's Mission. They've been living in Thailand for half a year now and wrote an update for us. If you'd like to support them financially or read more about their ministry, you can visit their website Beegs Abroad.