I'm sure many of you have seen The Emperor's New Groove. In the movie, Kuzco is the emperor of the Incas and decides to use his power to take away the home of a poor man who takes care of llamas, so that he can have two homes. If you have seen the movie, what do you think Kuzco learns about friendship, family, and the value of others?
The passover provides the dramatic backdrop for all that comes next, so that the meaning of the Passover infuses every scene. Do not read “It was two days before the Passover and the festival of Unleavened Bread” as mere trivia. God is about to work redemption.
We are used to being identified by a few key pieces of information, typically including full name, possibly maiden name, Social Security number, driver’s license number, and birthdate. Some of that information is widely known, while some is protected in order to protect our identity, our uniqueness and access to personal things.
We often struggle with keeping the message of ICDU balanced. Seeking out physical needs to meet and new projects to implement can at times take our focus off the driving force behind our presence and work here: Jesus. So we seek balance. Borrower meetings are coupled with prayer time and at times bible study. New applicants hear about our desire to minister to them spiritually, and Greg has prepared a series of lessons on business ethics from a Christian perspective that all borrowers attend.
Our winter (your summer) is flying by! There is so much going on around Arequipa these days. Let's catch up...