Patches in Sweden
Marriage is a beautiful picture of God’s intimacy and love for us. But at the end of the day, it isn’t necessary or even the most important thing for a Christian. It’s temporary, and can either be used selfishly to fulfill our earthly desires, or can be used to point to Christ. I’m grateful that MoveIn has helped us hold our marriage accountable to mission and being Kingdom-minded.
We stood on the balcony with her and her sister as they admired the fresh green beans growing in our tiny vegetable garden. We talked about the miracle of planting seeds, and I was reminded again of why MoveIn exists. We move in so that we can plant seeds, and then watch in wonder as God makes the garden grow.
When James* pioneered a MoveIn patch two years ago, he had no idea how challenging or how fulfilling it would be.
Nine years moved in, and counting
In the narrow lanes and alleys of urban El Salvador, children play, their grandparents watching from the doorways.
But it became clear that God’s perfect love can only be fully experienced through relationship
with Jesus, and therefore God’s people must be present and praying in places ruled by fear.
A paradox, a trap.
Oh justice, make me not a fool.
Is a story only as powerful as its privilege?
Moses’ experience may very well resonate with every MoveIner reading this post, and everyone else trying to do the right thing. Steps of faith followed by devastating setbacks. Worthwhile initiatives leading to complete dead ends. Questions with no easy answers, or no answers at all.
In March, a group of MoveIn Vision Team members took the MoveIn vision to 13 cities across the East Coast of the United States. They researched potential patches, spread the vision, and established partnerships with churches and organizations already working among the unreached, urban poor.
“People come here from far away and try to make a good living but sadly, some do end up having marital issues or other problems,” says Emily,* who led the New York City Prayer Journey through Harlem. “For some, after these crises, they lose all hope, and end up in drug addictions to cope with the pain.”