E-mail May we faithfully take upon ourselves the name of Jesus Christ—by seeing as He sees, by serving as He served, and by trusting that His grace is sufficient. My fellow brothers and sisters, recently, as I was pondering President Russell M. First, to take upon ourselves the name of Christ means we faithfully strive to see as God sees. She had a challenging life.
Frogtown is an inner-city area built around University Avenue in the Thomas-Dale neighborhood. It is home to St. Agnes Catholic Church and school and St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church. Frogtown is an enclave for Vietnamese and Hmong immigrants who, in St.
Paul, comprise the largest urban contingent in the U. Unfortunately like many neighborhoods, the area has been caught up in the mortgage crisis, creating blighted homes and attracting gangs and other undesirable activities. But it also opened up opportunities for a new neighbor to come in. Today a building that used to house a Wicca store a form of witchcraft is now the main office of Godtown where Alpha courses and charismatic prayer groups are held.
Several homes that used to house drug dealers and demonic activities now house single men and women missionaries separately involved in outreach ministry. New homes are being renovated to house families and young women who have come out of human trafficking conditions. And a former Frogtown tavern is now the Safe City Project where young people can come for prayer and programs that keep them out of crime activities and jail.
The Godtown initiative also includes an Urban Mission Training Program UMTP providing hands-on training to people from around the region and other states, on how to do outreach missions and evangelize the Gospel of Jesus Christ. And evangelize they do! Godtown has become a safe haven for the young people and families in the area who feel connected to a community that loves them.
Many come regularly for prayer and to be involved in the mission work. The Safe City Project is a place where the St. Paul police want to send young people involved in minor crimes to do community service and avoid jail time.
The Godtown founders have worked closely with the police department and the City of St. Paul to rejuvenate and renovate the area. The Godtown mission has expanded to assist teenage girls that have been unknowingly caught up in sex trafficking and prostitution.
The Twin Cities is ranked 12 in the nation for age 18 and under sex trafficking, and 3 for year olds, according to John Tolo.
The program consistently has between 10 and 30 people in training, and often hosts groups from other regions and states. The organization is hosting an evangelization immersion week in June for anyone interested in training for outreach ministry to impact their communities and be a testimony to the power of God.
Anyone is welcome; registration is required see sidebar. The opportunity is there; are we going to participate? This is a critical generation with which God is doing something huge. A lot of times where things are darkest, the light shines the brightest.
John Toloor visit www.See Dallin H. Oaks, His Holy Name () for a comprehensive study about taking upon ourselves and being a witness of the name of Jesus Christ.
4. See Mosiah –3. TAKING CHRIST AS OUR PERSON. For the past years we have been stressing Christ as our life, but in recent days the Lord has shown us that He is also a person.
In John a He says, "Abide in Me and I in you." You as a person abide in Christ, and He as a person abides in you. Christ is a person. So much for taking Christ out of Christmas. New efforts propose the more radical agenda of taking him out of Christianity altogether. Every year, it seems, an attempt is made, usually around the Christian holidays, to debunk some aspect of Christian belief— usually involving the Virgin birth, or.
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Loading. Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio (), 'The Taking of Christ', On indefinite loan to the National Gallery of Ireland from the Jesuit Community, Leeson St., Dublin who acknowledge the kind generosity of the late Dr.
Marie Lea-Wilson, TAKING CHRIST AS OUR PERSON. For the past years we have been stressing Christ as our life, but in recent days the Lord has shown us that He is also a person.