Monthly Archives: November 2018

Giving Tuesday

Today is giving Tuesday.

One of our donors is matching the first $1,000 given to CEO online today.

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Looking Back With gratitude for 2018 at CEO

Our mission is to identify, equip and mentor leaders. Our objective is to facilitate vision and support ministry development without trying to manage what people do. We are all ministry partners with a common objective, to bring glory to God and to be tools that he uses to build his kingdom. Our partners served the Lord in 2018 in a variety of contexts: Hungary, South Africa, Croatia, Ukraine, England, USA, Latin America, Serbia and Finland. We estimate that the effective reach of the combined ministry of all of our partners in 2018 is greater than 5000 persons.

These ministry partners serve in a wide variety of ways: as teachers, of English, theology, and the Bible; as facilitators of various sports and outdoor ministries; in pastoral roles in churches;  in leadership roles in a variety of justice concerns: the global cause of at-risk children, serving the homeless, refugees and the poor. Of great importance in our work is the care for and the equipping of leaders. This care and equipping occurs as we host retreats and make individual visits among our ministry partners and a broadening networks of regional leaders. This year the number of retreats CEO provided support to grew from three to six. In 2018 CEO provided scholarships to three individuals pursuing undergraduate studies in Eastern Europe. CEO partners served in two theological institutions as teachers and in leadership roles. Significant progress was made in 2018 on the development of the ministry center in South Africa. In all these accomplishments and ongoing opportunities, we give God the glory for his continued work in and through us.

During the summer our financial records were examined by an independent CPA firm who reported to our Board of DIrectors that our accounting was in compliance with expected standards. We AGAIN received accreditation by the Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability. We care deeply about financial integrity.

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Going to the source…

Reading the words of men is often easier than reading the Bible. Or so I’m told.

This Roman points to his scroll to highlight

Here is what the psalmist says:

“Oh how I love your law! It is my meditation all the day. Your commandment makes me wiser than my enemies, for it is ever with me. I have more understanding than all my teachers, for your testimonies are my meditation. I understand more than the aged, for I keep your precepts. I hold back my feet from every evil way, in order to keep your word. I do not turn aside from your rules, for you have taught me. How sweet are your words to my taste, sweeter than honey to my mouth! Through your precepts I get understanding; therefore I hate every false way. Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path.”

‭‭Psalms‬ ‭119:97-105‬ ‭ESV‬‬

Many friends devour the words of modern man to get ideas and encouragement.

Consider this alternative: set a period of time to fast from the words of men and feast upon the words of God! My guess is that dwelling deeply in the source, the living word of God will strengthen and enlighten you in ways men’s words cannot.

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God’s Peace – promised

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A fitting psalm on my last wake-up-in-Europe morning.

I’ve seen the greatness of God in amazing ways on this journey. Let us look each day so that we may see how great He is!

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