One of the great joys of mission work is experiencing the enthusiasm and creativity on the part of those who are involved. We’ve certainly seen that inthe short time that the House of Healing Foundation has been active.i-qxbBMds-L

This past weekend saw the “Guatemalan Bandstand,” a big-band concert and swing dance exhibition that drew a sell-out crowd to the NOSH (New Old Sanctuary Hall) at First Presbyterian Church of Brighton, Michigan. Proceeds from the event will support various aspects of mission in Guatemala, including the House of Healing.

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It’s become a key part of our annual Mission, Art and Music Festival, and as with the festival overall, attendance and enthusiasm continue to grow. That’s just one example of the passionate commitment at work. In a future blog I’ll share some information about the two young women from Brighton who are serving at the House of Healing and who use their dance talents to help lead worship at a sister church in San Lucas Toliman, the town where the House of Healing is located.

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Let them praise his name with dancing and make music to him with timbrel and harp. (Psalm 149:3, TNIV), or, as The Message paraphrase puts it, Let them praise his name in dance; strike up the band and make great music!

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The God who loves us and whom we serve has given us gifts and talents with which to praise him and in the process to reach out beyond ourselves with the new life that the world is so desperately looking for. How might that happen with you?