James Baumberger (Connecticut, USA)
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Do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand. - Isaiah 41:10 (NIV)
My first summer ministry as an intern was to accompany the youth pastor on a number of wilderness ventures in the White Mountains of New Hampshire. Each adventure ended with a rock-climbing activity. I am not fond of heights but agreed to take part, thinking, How tall could a cliff...
God is my ever-present help in times of trouble. (See Ps. 46:1.)
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I join many of those who will pray for you as you seek to discern what you are called to be at this moment. May God grant you the courage to fulfill that calling. May we all open our eyes and see the misery, open our ears and hear the cries of God’s people, and, like God through the Lord Jesus Christ, be incarnate amongst them.”
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