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Blog Archives: February 2015

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February
2015

Joe Kim's Story - Serving in South Sudan

  LENT: JOIN IN THE JOURNEY City Church is partnering with Harvesters Reaching the Nations during this Lenten season as you think about where to give out of your abundance. We have sent members of City Church to visit Harvesters, and a group of members who have gone returned to start the Kulu Fund, a group committed to raising funds to help Harvesters build a hospital and onsite housing. Joe Kim, a physician and part of the Kulu Fund, talks here about his experience in South Sudan. Join the Kulu Fund in Cultivating Hope in South ...
12
February
2015

A Deeper Love: An interview with Chuck DeGroat

You talk about the need for marriages to die, and the death of marriages as an appropriate and important step. What does that mean? What I’m getting at there is, theologically, the whole idea that unless a grain of wheat falls to the ground and dies it cannot bear fruit. In every area of life, there’s a death-to-life cycle--except in San Francisco where you don’t have seasons. That’s the case in marriages, too, and we often go into marriages deeply afraid of the hard conversations in large part because we’re afraid of what might happen if ...
05
February
2015

Sundays at Leland House

Laura Turner
The first time I went to serve at Leland House, I wasn’t sure what to expect. I rang a bell, knocked on a door, and felt the tug of fear that could pull me back toward my car, back home, back to a place I was comfortable. Part of me wanted to be there, and was ready to serve, but another, louder part of me was nervous: What, exactly, would I be doing? What if I didn’t have a clear assignment? What if I started talking to someone living with debilitating HIV/AIDS--as all of Leland’s tenants are--and said something stupid, or had nothing to say ...