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Praying for the Muslim World

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Posted by Celeste McDonough on

The Muslim month of fasting, Ramadan, this year goes from May 27-June 25. When I think about Muslims all over the world working so hard to draw close to God and earn his favor, my heart is filled with gratitude for Christ’s finished work: "No one will be declared righteous in God’s...

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Tags: muslims, prayer, ramadan

May 1: Join Bangla Ministries Worldwide

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Posted by Celeste McDonough on

Calvary Church has a long, deep partnership with Bangla Ministries Worldwide (BMW), a group of people, Bengali and American alike, who feel that they’ve been given a mission within the Great Commission. Their mission: to make disciples of Jesus Christ in the world’s largest unreached...

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Tags: bangladesh, golf, partnership, run, unreached peoples, walk

Trusting God

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Posted by Celeste McDonough on

Each year, we at Calvary Church have the opportunity to give to our Open Door Project, a mission-focused offering developed with prayer and careful consideration. The various aspects of the project and the ministry partners who will receive gifts through this generosity are planned six months to...

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Tags: muslims, open door project, refugees, legacy conference, friendship center

No God But One - a new book by Nabeel Qureshi

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Posted by Celeste McDonough on

Many of us enjoyed hearing Nabeel Qureshi speak at the Legacy 2016 conference in June. I've had the privilege of reading an advance copy of Nabeel's new book, No God But One: Allah or Jesus, set to be released August 30. I highly recommend this book for those who want to grow both in their...

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The Multiple Benefits of Supporting God's Servants

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Posted by Celeste McDonough on

The book of Philippians is essentially a thank you note from a missionary, the Apostle Paul, to his supporters in the Philippian church. They had sent him a monetary gift as well as the encouragement of a visit from one of their own members, Epaphroditus. No wonder it’s a book full of...

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Refugee Relief

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Posted by Celeste McDonough on

The Bible is replete with instructions on how we are to treat the weak, the oppressed, the stranger (refugee) in the land. Psalm 9:9 states that “the Lord is a refuge for the oppressed, a stronghold in times of trouble.” As millions of displaced people are risking their lives to...

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Tags: greece, refugee

Enthralled with Missions - or with Jesus?

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Posted by Celeste McDonough on

Today's post is a reprint from the recent prayer letter a missionary friend sent. He and his family serve in a restricted area of Central Asia. Be encouraged by his words! Enthralled With “Missions” or with Jesus? Up through my junior year in college, I felt “called to...

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Tags: calling, central asia, success, vision