English Ministry of Inland Church

Shepherd’s Corner

Shepherd’s Corner – November 4, 2018

We thank our veterans today.  We thank them for serving our country, for protecting the values of the nation, and for fighting on our behalf.  Thank you for the years of your service and the effort and energy poured into the nation’s causes.  And I can’t help but point out that this act of thanking our veterans parallels our view of Christ’s…

Shepherd’s Corner – November 4, 2018

It’s now been 2 years since our congregation has been having communion every 1st Sunday of the month.  And what a joy it has been to bring this holy sacrament to you every month.  It is the solemn reminder of our need for Christ, but also the joyous reminder of our hope in Christ!  Let’s be reminded regularly and never forget.  So…

Shepherd’s Corner – October 21, 2018

After news headlines are done, our attention usually gets drawn to the next big thing.  But it is exactly during those times that we need to be praying more and looking to support more.  Palu is still in need of our prayers and support!  And since Missionary Matthew is still preparing for his Nov 1-5 trip; let’s continue to pray for him…

Shepherd’s Corner – October 14, 2018

From Missionary on Palu (GMIM stands for Gereja Masehi Injili di Minahasa, which means the Christian Evangelical Church in Manhasa): Update on Palu: I have met with GMIM Synod leader today to discuss about how we can help the victims of Palu and we’ve decided to go to Palu together on Nov. 1-5. It will take us 30 hours non-stop without a…

Shepherd’s Corner – October 7, 2018

The city of Palu on the island of Sulawesi, island of the country of Indonesia, is in need of much prayer and support.  As you know a 7.5 magnitude earthquake and the subsequent tsunami has left the region in shambles and so far over 1500 people dead.  In addition to that, on the northern part of the island, the Soputan volcano erupted…

Shepherd’s Corner – September 30, 2018

I hope to see many of our family group men sign up for the upcoming men’s retreat.  As we’re busy with work and providing for our families, it may be easy to forget that providing for our family also means being a spiritual pillar of our household too.  You probably already know that our kids look up to us and copy what…

Shepherd’s Corner – September 23, 2018

Autumn started yesterday.  I know in California it just seems like another day, but let’s not forget that God is Lord of creation and of life.  As seasons change, the only constant is our Lord.  And that’s a wonderful assurance and stability that we can trust in.  Our congregation enters a new season as the final batch of our Y1 students head…

Shepherd’s Corner – September 16, 2018

I just came back from presbytery in Maryland.  I had a layover in Charlotte, NC to come back home.  But because of the threat of Hurricane Florence, I was re-routed through Philadelphia.  I know that the hurricane was downgraded to category 1 before it hit landfall, but the the coast of North Carolina is still subject to major flooding issues.  Let’s pray…

Shepherd’s Corner – September 9, 2018

For many of us we don’t think about missions until the summer.  That’s because short term mission trips are often geared towards students (jr high to college), and the summer is the best time to utilize their long summer breaks.  But I’ve noticed that we tend to pass missions on to the students and exclude ourselves.  One way I want to challenge…