Thursday, August 27, 2009

Our People

a Biblical thought...
"This is what the LORD Almighty says: 'Administer true justice; show mercy and compassion to one another. 10 Do not oppress the widow or the fatherless, the alien or the poor. In your hearts do not think evil of each other.' (Zechariah 7:9-10)

a Book thought...
Over the past 50 years we have begun to live in nuclear families, and thus have lost our best fathering resources – our extended family. (p174)
a Dave thought...
Yesterday I bought a copy of the DVD Our People. I sat down last night and found this presentation to be fascinating and informative. It reminded me that the movement started with many prominent women leaders and many young converts thrown into ministry and to lead a corps as young as 16. If you get an opportunity to see it I encourage you to do so. Or better still order a copy through Congratulations to Corey Baudinette & Peter Farthing on a sensational job!

Our People: The story of William and Catherine Booth and The Salvation Army
This is the story of one couple`s quest to take God`s love to the poor and hurting.
William booth emerged from childhood poverty with a sense of God`s call to be an evangelist. Illness and family tension marked Catherine Booth`s childhood, but determined intelligence saw her become a popular preacher in an age when few women preached.

Together, under God`s hand, this remarkable couple founded The salvation Army. They innovated, took risks, released thousands of young people for front line mission, and went for the saddest cases. In the following years, God`s Spirit brought hundreds of thousands into His kingdom.

Our People tells their story. It is a gripping narrative of struggle, difficulty, love and ultimate triumph.

Just a thought.

1 comment:

Johnny said...

Looking forward to seeing the DVD