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Moses Moments

But Moses said to the  Lord , “Oh, my Lord, I am not eloquent, either in the past or since you have spoken to your servant, but  I am slow of speech and of tongue.”   Then the  Lord  said to him, “Who has made man's mouth? Who makes him mute, or deaf, or seeing, or blind? Is it not I, the  Lord ?   Now therefore go, and  I will be with your mouth and teach you what you shall speak.”   But he said, “Oh, my Lord, please send someone else.” Exodus 4:10-13 ESV   For those of you unfamiliar with the stories of Moses, he was the one leading the caravan of previously enslaved Jews from Egypt involving all the bad plagues and the parting of the Red Sea. He also wrote the 10 Commandments and inspired the hit film, "The Prince of Egypt." He's one of the big Kahunas of the Old Testament, having even written the first few books of the Bible. His story is one so detailed that text like the one above often gets forgotten amongst the crazy stories of him speaking to burning bushes a

Ministry Minded

For those of you not up to date, first of all welcome! My name is Eliza Edge, and my current job is serving as a missionary in Auckland, New Zealand. My post is at a church plant north of the city in a very new suburb called Millwater. I've learned a lot from the pastor I work with, including how to scuba dive and play squash, but the biggest thing he's shown me is the necessity of ministry and the church's role in its surrounding community. A huge shout out to John and the people of Millwater Wesleyan: this one is thanks to you! Ministry is a much bigger term than I had first realized. Before serving here, I had thought of ministry as a church and its various facets of churching for different ages, ie Children's ministry, youth ministry, young adult ministry, full adult ministry, older adult ministry, mom/dad ministry, and so on and so forth. Bascially, I thought it was groups of people of a similar age gathering and getting to know Jesus better, but ministry is much m