“Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you. Not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your hearts be troubled, neither let them be afraid.” (John 14:27)
In the United States and in Liberia, "Peace" would probably be the last word to describe 2020. COVID-19 worldwide and elections in our country have not instilled peace as the world understands it.
How does the world view peace? The world’s peace is circumstantial. This peace is totally external and can be taken away in a moment of changing circumstances. A diagnosis from your doctor, the loss of a job, a past due bill you can't pay are all circumstantial peace killers. Remove these problems and you are peaceful again--waiting for the next time you are not.
But Jesus’ peace in the verse above is altogether different and has nothing to do with circumstances. It passes all understanding (Phil 4:7). Jesus tells us that God is in control and he loves you. He tells us that "...In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.” (John 16:33)
From November 2020 Newsletter - Subscribe
The mission for ELWA in Liberia for more than 65 years has been centered around the belief that no one should live and die without hearing God's good news. To this end, we invited you to join us in three ministry projects (pictures above) to share the Gospel and disciple believers in Liberia. Fundraising is off to a good start. See how we are doing below.
We still need lots of financial help on these three projects! Please consider a year-end donation.
From September 2020 Newsletter - Subscribe
What Does "Doing Good" Really Mean? Jesus Had A Different Perspective.
"And this Gospel of the kingdom will be preached in the whole world as a testimony to all nations, and then the end will come." Matthew 24:14
The mission of ELWA Ministries Association USA (EMAUSA) is to "Never get tired of doing good..." Galatians 6:9. But what does "doing good" really mean? Thanks to our faithful supporters, we do good by providing school scholarships for disadvantaged kids, food for the poor, care for orphans, support for free care at ELWA hospital and many other good things that benefit the Liberian people. But is this what Jesus says doing good is?