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LACer - EQ Rescue Worker - Van, Turkey

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Van, once a city of 700,000 is barely 200,000 people today following a 7.1 and a 6.4 earthquake in October.  An LAC member, trained in mountain and earthquake rescue calls another part of Turkey home, but soon after the dust settled he was on sight to lend his skills. Thousands have been left homeless and hundreds killed.  Tom  has been 'commuting' to and from Van since late October and I spoke with him via Skype last week for an update.  That conversation needed to be relayed to the Lake Family so I present a summary of our conversation here:
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Eldoret Missionary College

My month of November was spent overseas visting LAC families primarily in Africa.   This is a written snapshot taken from a day spent at the ministry site where LAC missionaries, Jill and Ray Davis teach.

I heard someone say once that “God doesn’t have the Church in the world that is to carry out his Mission…but that God has a Mission in the world and therefore he has the Church.” It is a little bit of clever, syntactic two-step I grant you. However, in this two-step we can discover a bias toward priority in the mouth of the speaker. So which is it? I don’t know, but a Church in the world without a mission sounds like a club and a mission without the Church, well that sounds subject to fanatism and individual manipulation.  So lets just call it "a tie" and say, as is true with airplanes, I prefer having both wings when I travel and preferable mounted in the same direction.
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Reflections on the Way to Africa

  My month of November was spent overseas visting LAC families primarily in Africa.  It began with a family that lives in the U.K.  This is a written snapshot taken the last day we were together of my three day visit.  It might be best titled "Taking Sunday From Familiar to Surprised..."  

(The family is unnamed to protect their anonymity due to the nature of the places they work as cross-cultural workers for the gospel.  They were sent out by Lake in the late 80s and England is now the site from which they do their work.) 
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Japan Tsunami Relief Update

6 months ago, the NE of Japan was devastated by Earthquake and Tsunami.  The generous family at Lake responded personally and through a corporate gift which we collected two weeks after the event.  The monies were split between World Vision and Asian Access which allowed us to participate both in relief and the early stages of redevelopment.  Recently I received this letter from the President of Asian Access, Joe Handley who wanted to give us an update and again express his thanks on behalf of so many Japanese in the devastation zone and under the shadow of the ongoing Nuclear powerplant crisis...

(One other note: Asian Access, formerly Life Ministries, was founded by LACers Ken and Jan Wendling and former Lake Senior Pastor Ray Ortlund was a member of the founding Board of Directors.)
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NIght of Power Prayer Meeting - Fri Aug 26

On this night of the month of Ramadan, Muslims seek a special revelation from God and for 7 years we have been gathering to pray that God's revelation might indeed come in fullness to the Muslim world near and far.For over 25 years Christians around thhe world have prayed in a...
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