A special journey

A cast of characters recently joined hands to travel to the Hurricane Maria torn mountains of Puerto Rico on a mission trip. A group of 10 volunteers lead Oaklawn United Methodist Church's first-ever mission trip to help families devastated by the last September's hurricane.

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Reflection: Good things happen to bad people

Bad things happen to good people. In Jesus' day two major tragedies occurred. One involved the murder of Galilean worshipers at the hands of Pontius Pilate. The other was a construction accident outside of Jerusalem that killed 18 people. The followers of the Pharisees considered this karma, that bad things happen to bad people. Jesus said karma was crap.

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Has Christ changed you?

Since I have committed my life to Jesus, I'm not the same person I used to be. Praise to the Lord, I'm no longer conformed to this world's desires, lusts and envy. He has transformed my very being so I now long to "prove what is good and acceptable perfect will of the Father," applied to my life, Romans 12:2.

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