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To All The World

Matthew 28:18-20 18 And Jesus came and said to them, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. 19 Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, 20 teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you. And behold, I am with you always, to the end of the age.” “Last words are lasting words.” As Jesus met with the disciples on the mountaintop, He knew that this was the final time they would be with Him before He ascended back to the Father. His Messianic mission had fulfilled God’s plan, and now He would send His followers out to announce to the world what He had done. The words He pronounced o

Precious In the Sight of the Lord

“Precious in the sight of the LORD is the death of his saints.” Ps. 116:15 I know this is a strange opening first sentence for an article from OCS, yet it is what is on my heart and mind. On July 2, 2018 my Dad was rushed to the hospital and put on life support long enough for his children and grandchildren to arrive. We all rushed to Ukiah and conveyed our love to him and the doctors told us that he would most likely die within hours of being removed from the ventilator. The ventilator was removed and Dad began to breathe on his own. The doctors believed Dad’s death was immanent so we didn’t leave his side. We wanted him to go in peace so I decided we needed to sing some of the hymns tha

Youth Camp

There is something special about being removed from the normal, everyday routine of life and being transported to a foreign environment that is intentionally structured around Christ, who He is, and what it means to follow Him. This was the experience we hoped to foster for students at camp this year. Hartstone Bible Camp hosted us. Located up in the mountains, we were constantly surrounded by nature and free from the distractions of certain amenities, such as cell service. The weekend we spent there was maximized with worship sessions and small group discussions occurring both in the morning and the evening, while still allowing for plenty of free-time and fun events. The camp offered a pon

Nursing Mission to India

On May 27th I went with a group of fellow nursing students from Simpson University to Moripodu, India to offer medical support in areas that had little. During this three week medical mission, my team and I learned over and over again that the Lord is true to His word: He saw us through various situations that would have stopped certain elements of our mission in its tracks. One day (though we had ordered more) we were completely out of glucometer supplies, which was a shame since screening for pre- and diabetic patients was a substantial part of our medical goal. As we were in our morning bus transit to set up the medical camp for the day, the man from whom we had ordered the glucometer str

Don’t Tell Me Your Kid’s Sin

Megan Hill editor for The Gospel Coalition wrote an article I wanted to share called Don’t Tell Me Your Kid’s Sin. I thought it was a good reminder that our children are image-bearing individuals and not our property, they were given to us by God and we must treat them as we would want to be treated. We should be careful when we are talking about any of their sin and do it for the purpose of their rescue. Maybe we should have this same view in mind not only with our children’s sins but any sin we talk about. Don’t Tell Me Your Kid’s Sin My husband and I have three sons. They love Risk, backyard baseball, anything with a screen, and their daddy. They aren’t crazy about lima beans or black-eye

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