April 5, 2019 — by Dana Allin

What does ECO’s Value “The Complete Local” Really Mean?

I continue to be grateful at the positive feedback we are getting around the vision frame that was presented at our 2019 National Gathering.  I certainly understand some of the questions that have arisen in response to vision frame, and those questions are usually easily addressed. The clear majority of what we hear is excitement at the clarity of language and the boldness of ECO’s direction.  

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April 5, 2019 — by ECO NEWS

Global Engagement: Pars Trip Reflection

By Jon Heering, Pastor at First Presbyterian Church, Harrisonburg, VA
I have always loved the gospel account of Peter walking (briefly) on water and so I have also loved the song “Oceans” with the refrain “… Let me walk upon the waters, Wherever You would call me.  Take me deeper than my feet could ever wander, And my faith will be made stronger, ...” Now in many ways the song is a prayer, even as Peter’s, “Lord, if it’s you, tell me to come to you on the water.” (Matthew 14:28) was a prayer and the kind of prayer our Lord loves to answer in the affirmative.  

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April 5, 2019 — by ECO NEWS

World Renew Joins Cyclone Idai Response

March 29, 2019—World Renew is responding to the enormous needs of families affected by Cyclone Idai in southern Africa. Thousands of people throughout the region are in need of urgent humanitarian assistance. World Renew is raising funds to provide life-saving assistance to families in Malawi and Mozambique. “Across southern Africa, this crisis is only beginning,” said Kenneth Kim, World Renew’s Director of International Disaster Response. “The immediate needs, including food, shelter, and clean water, are huge. However, there are also long-term concerns. Food stocks and crops have been wiped out, leaving families with few paths to recovery.”

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