Monday, September 16, 2013

New Sermon Series: Isaiah

This coming Sunday we will beginning a new sermon series, the Book of Isaiah.  I am really looking forward to this book.  I think it is going to be a wonderful year looking at this all important text in the Old Testament.

John Oswalt writes this in his commentary.

"Of all the books in the Old Testament, Isaiah is perhaps the richest.  Its literary grandeur is unequaled. Its scope is unparalleled.  The breadth of its view of God is unmatched. In so many ways it is a book of superlatives. Thus it is no wonder that Isaiah is the most quoted prophet in the New Testament, and along with Psalms and Deuteronomy, one of the most frequently cited of all Old Testament books. Study of it is an opportunity for unending inspiration and challenge."

Saturday, April 27, 2013

Raising Funds for Nepal

In the previous post, I have shared what I will be doing in Nepal, training church leaders from across the region. So far over 80 people have signed up and we hope a few more will join us by May 27.

When Global Equip partners with indigenous ministries, one of the things we want to do is to be a blessing to the local church.  So if we are going to train church leaders for a week or more, we want to cover their transportation costs as well as their food, lodging and expenses to get there.  At our last institute, one gentleman travel over 500 km by motorbike in Nepal to come to our conference.  We don't want him to have to decide between coming to the conference or feeding his family, so we cover his expenses.

The cost for transportation, lodging food for the participants for the week as well as my travel expenses comes to $3875.  My colleague is raising the same amount, $3875 to bring it to a total of $7750 for the whole week. 

Now if this sounds like a lot, consider this.  A friend of mine is going to Disneyworld for one week with his family, and his expenses are over $5000 for his family to fly and enjoy a week in Florida.  $7750 covers 80+ participants and their transportation, lodging food expenses as well as my expenses and my colleagues expenses.  $7750 begins to sound like a bargain, wouldn't you agree?

So if you would like to contribute, $20, $40, $50 or more to this cause, go to Global Equip's Website and click on the link to donate.  All donations are tax deductible.

If you prefer mailing in your donation, send it to:

Global Equip
PO Box 472131
Tulsa OK 74147

Make sure when you donate, you put in the memo of the check or online donation, "Nepal 2013 Jason"

Let me know if you have any questions or want to know more about the training.  We are only a month away, so every donation will help!

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

I am very excited to share this opportunity and invite you to support this ministry to the church in Nepal.

About 2 years ago I made contact with Pastor Bharat in Boston who was studying here in the United States.  Pastor Bharat has been planting churches all over Nepal.  He has returned to Nepal and is continuing the work.  This movement is gaining momentum and there is a tremendous need to equip and train church leaders.

In July 2012 Global Equip sent its 1st team to Nepal for one week to begin training.  It was a very productive week and individuals came from all over Nepal to get biblical and leadership resources.  Gathering with the believers in Nepal was incredible.  Here is a picture of worship with the church in Kathmandu.

In May 2013, a 2nd team is going to Nepal and I have been invited to be one of the instructors.  This will be my first trip to Nepal and Lord willing I hope continue to help Christians in Nepal for many years through Global Equip.  I will be going with a PhD student from Washington DC who went on the 1st trip.  We are both excited about the 80+ participants who are already signed up for the conference.  I think it is going to be an amazing week.

In order to go, we need to raise funds for our travel expenses as well as the travel expenses of our participants.  In addition, Global Equip wants to cover the cost of materials, lodging and meals of the Nepalese Christian leaders. I am trying to raise $3875 for this week.

Christ Presbyterian Church as well as the Presbytery of Northern New England is helping me to raise funds.  I want to invite you to help in this endeavor to bless the Christians in Nepal.

To donate, go to and click on the donate button.  It will redirect to how you can donate to Global Equip and make sure under project description you write "Nepal 2013 Jason".
The reason to include my name is to differentate between myself and the other team member.

Even if it is a small amount, consider making a donation.  And be praying, that is just as important.  I will let you know more how you can pray for the trip and the training, but right now just pray that we can raise the necessary resources for this trip.

Contact me if you have any questions.  Would love to share!

Saturday, January 26, 2013

Ian Provan - The Eclipse of Biblical Narrative

One of my Old Testament professors from Regent spoke at L'Abri Boston.  It was a great evening, very much enjoyed it.

Here is a link to his talk about truth, I highly highly recommend listening to it.  Great stuff.

Ian Provan is professor at Regent College in Vancouver, BC, CANADA.