MISSIONAL FOCI

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I am on the home stretch of my annual conference circuit this summer.  Everywhere I’ve been I’ve shared my three-fold expression of mission.

  • To be and help others to be like Jesus Christ.  This is at the heart of God’s call to be holy and loving people!
  • To love the world the way God did and does—he gave his best, his one and only.
  • To follow Jesus to the people, especially the poor, weak and vulnerable who, given the world as it is, stand little chance of embracing and being embraced by the GOOD NEWS.

Everywhere I’m finding huge buy-in on these foci.  I think it’s a sign of growing alignment with kingdom currents moving around and among us!

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    Dear Bishop David Kendall,
    Hi, may God bless you and keep you and to shine upon you as you go in your house and out.
    I’m in need of help, my family and I just relocated from Cleveland,Oh. to Orlando,Fl. I arrived first here in May 8, 2008, and then finding a job the next day, I sent for my family an they came down in June 6, 2008.
    My need is quite embarrassing to me to refer to over and over since it is involved with an Dr. Gilberto Nunes(canela?)Obispo of the First Methodist church Star of David,Inc. 5125 Innesbrook ct. Orlando,Fl. 32808 321-956-9471
    To begin, On June 6, my wife came down with my three children, a few days later we had a talk with Bishop? Nunez, and we discussed that we were not able to pay for the month of June $900 due to the expences my wife had to use in order to get down here, we already had another apartment to go too yet pastor Nunez’s son begged us to stay where they were at so we can continue to communicate and attend their church. Pastor Nunez out of the kindness we thought that came out of his heart said we did ‘Not’ have to worry about June’s rent but when July comes we were to start our lease with him. Well, I ended up loosing my job, and we weren’t able to sign a lease agreement because we didn’t want to be responsible though he had been kind to my family, we still paid Him $700 and we owed him $200 more and $100 for electricity. Yet we were still reluctant to pay him because we heard from the other renters of the same single family home he was facing forclosure. Eventually, On July 6, I handed him an envelope he refused to take from my hand because it wasn’t the whole amount due. The next day he sends his son, asking that he’d wanted it, I explained what happened last night, Pastor Nunez comes over my house when the children were asleep around 10:30 pm we were discussing that we’d owed him for the month of June and we were demanded to sign the lease that was made up. To make a long story short…My wife and I finally decided to pay him what all we had for fear of getting put out into the streets of Orlando, which he’d promised would not happen. I finally desided to sign the lease and I dated it July 7,2008, yet the lease mention Junio (June), a week later he threatened verbally the 3 day rent or get out, because he wanted to know when we were going to leave? I mentioned that I did not know.We ended up in a lil heated debate that he refused to hear me out by any means possible and I said “If you want me out, you have to take me to court.” And so, this is what we are facing. My wife and I are still trying to figure out were are we going from here.
    So I’m asking for spiritual advise because I came on the strength to help my wife seek the Lord with her heart and right now Pastor Nunez is killing if not already killed it (my wife now speaks out against phoney christians like mr Nunez)
    What do I do?
    sincerely true
    Dan Rodriguez
    4806 balboa dr.
    Orlando,Fl.32808
    216-632-5299

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    Dear Bishop David Kendall,
    Hi, may God bless you and keep you and to shine upon you as you go in your house and out.
    I’m in need of help, my family and I just relocated from Cleveland,Oh. to Orlando,Fl. I arrived first here in May 8, 2008, and then finding a job the next day, I sent for my family an they came down in June 6, 2008.
    My need is quite embarrassing to me to refer to over and over since it is involved with an Dr. Gilberto Nunes(canela?)Obispo of the First Methodist church Star of David,Inc. 5125 Innesbrook ct. Orlando,Fl. 32808 321-956-9471
    To begin, On June 6, my wife came down with my three children, a few days later we had a talk with Bishop? Nunez, and we discussed that we were not able to pay for the month of June $900 due to the expences my wife had to use in order to get down here, we already had another apartment to go too yet pastor Nunez’s son begged us to stay where they were at so we can continue to communicate and attend their church. Pastor Nunez out of the kindness we thought that came out of his heart said we did ‘Not’ have to worry about June’s rent but when July comes we were to start our lease with him. Well, I ended up loosing my job, and we weren’t able to sign a lease agreement because we didn’t want to be responsible though he had been kind to my family, we still paid Him $700 and we owed him $200 more and $100 for electricity. Yet we were still reluctant to pay him because we heard from the other renters of the same single family home he was facing forclosure. Eventually, On July 6, I handed him an envelope he refused to take from my hand because it wasn’t the whole amount due. The next day he sends his son, asking that he’d wanted it, I explained what happened last night, Pastor Nunez comes over my house when the children were asleep around 10:30 pm we were discussing that we’d owed him for the month of June and we were demanded to sign the lease that was made up. To make a long story short…My wife and I finally decided to pay him what all we had for fear of getting put out into the streets of Orlando, which he’d promised would not happen. I finally desided to sign the lease and I dated it July 7,2008, yet the lease mention Junio (June), a week later he threatened verbally the 3 day rent or get out, because he wanted to know when we were going to leave? I mentioned that I did not know.We ended up in a lil heated debate that he refused to hear me out by any means possible and I said “If you want me out, you have to take me to court.” And so, this is what we are facing. My wife and I are still trying to figure out were are we going from here.
    So I’m asking for spiritual advise because I came on the strength to help my wife seek the Lord with her heart and right now Pastor Nunez is killing if not already killed it (my wife now speaks out against phoney christians like mr Nunez)
    What do I do?
    sincerely true
    Dan Rodriguez
    4806 balboa dr.
    Orlando,Fl.32808
    216-632-5299

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