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New Ministry in Canada

canadaTwo years ago Rob and Dottie joined the Grace Fellowship ministry team. Rob’s leadership has steered the course for a future vision to equip and empower front-line workers. The monthly e-letter has been one of his personal projects. The GFI board has supported his vision, projects and ministry while he was still living in Sioux Falls, South Dakota.

A few month ago Rob and Dottie moved back to Canada where they have lived for most of their lives. Looking at this as an opportunity, the board has commissioned Rob to launch a new division of GFI. This new division will be called Grace Fellowship Canada (GFC). Rob will continue to serve as an important team member under the GFI umbrella and he looks forward to closely collaborating with the board and staff on this initiative and future projects. Those who have received Grace Fellowship training and/or use our resources are invited to contact Rob and help cultivate the new British Columbia-based ministry.  You can follow his blog articles at robclogg.wordpress.com.

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Accepted in the Beloved

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“…to the praise of the glory of His grace, by which He made us accepted in the Beloved.” Ephesians 1:6

Fellow believer, you can’t earn acceptance or measure up by self-effort. It is a gift of God’s grace! Acceptance is the remedy for human rejection. Here’s a poem by Charles Solomon:

Acceptance

The path to feeling acceptance
Is paved with acceptance on Earth;
Being valued by others I love
Enhances my own feeling of worth.

Oh, the release and freedom He gives
As I behold His wonderful face;
As Jesus makes real my acceptance in Him,
And I learn the true meaning of grace.

A pity it is that so late we find
His love need not be earned;
As we yield to Him all manner of strife
A precious truth has been learned.

Then, as we share with others who search
For love, acceptance, and rest;
They’ll find in us the Savior’s love
And experience the end of their quest.

Chuck’s poems are published in The Wisdom of (Charles R.) Solomon. For more on the counseling topic, read The Ins and Out of Rejection. (Both are available at the GFI store).

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Sunday Evening Series

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Chilhowee Hills Baptist Church (near Knoxville, TN) will host a GFI  series as an “Equip Class” on Sunday evenings, 5:30-7:00, January 3- March 13, 2016 (except for Feb. 7th / no meeting). John Woodward of will teach through the content of a Grace Fellowship International Exchanged Life Conference. RSVP with the church, but all are welcome (865-522-2422). A $15.00 notebook will be available and recommended.