Lin Daniels (Massachusetts)
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You were taught . . . to put off your old self, which is being corrupted by its deceitful desires; to be made new in the attitude of your minds; and to put on the new self, created to be like God in true righteousness and holiness. - Ephesians 4:22-24 (NIV)
Sometimes students in the gym class I teach have a difficult day, and it shows in their behavior. So we walk to the hallway together and talk about beginning the day again. As the children reenter the gym, I greet them as if I had not seen them that day....
The United Methodist Church in Honduras uses El Aposento Elto, the Spanish language version of The Upper Room daily devotional to start new faith communities. They use "An Easy Plan to Use The Upper Room in Small Groups" found in the back of the magazine. As the groups grow, they build critical mass for new church starts.