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Meet Mrs. Rae England

"And the king will answer them, 'Truly I tell you, just as you did it to one of the least of these who are members of my family, you did it to me." (Matthew 25:40)

YOU ARE INVITED to a special presentation on Wednesday, September 24, at 6:30 p.m., immediately following our Refresh worship service in the Dishman Chapel. Come and meet Mrs. Rae England, the Executive Director of Love in Action International. For decades she has devoted her life to ministering to the poor and to refugees in places torn by war. In 1992, she began working with churches and other groups to send shipping containers of relief supplies to refugees.

As Rae became involved in ministry to refugees displaced by war, she observed, "I also learned during those years, if I wanted to change the world, I first must change myself. To choose to see is to feel the pain of a world suffering."

On September 24 she will be speaking about her experiences in places such as former Yugoslavia during the Bosnian war, in Sudan and other regions where innocent people undergo terrible suffering. She will help us understand the refugee crisis in the Middle East and how churches can make a major difference in the survival of human beings whose lives have been devastated by extremist violence.

Mrs. England's presentation will last one hour, and she she will be available for questions and dialogue. Childcare will be provided. You will find Rae England to be a deeply inspiring and authentic servant of Christ.

From 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. we have Wednesday Night Dinner in Vivion Hall, followed by Refresh worship, with Holy Communion, from 6 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Rae's presentation will begin shortly after the worship service. I look forward to seeing you there!

Grace and peace,

Bob Shield

Posted by Bob Shield at 10:09 AM