TEAMS for Medical Missions

PO Box 215 ~ Macungie, PA 18062

610-398-0070

Making Adjustments

Making adjustments in life is a given – making them correctly, not so much. If only there was a way to have confidence that the adjustments you are making are not only the right adjustments but that you are adjusting in the right direction, in the right way, with godly motives, resulting in following God’s desires and design.

I love Paul’s prayer for the Ephesians – I pray that He may grant you, according to the riches of His glory, to be strengthened with power through His Spirit in the inner man, and that the Messiah may dwell in your hearts through faith. (Ephesians 3:16,17)

Two things Paul prays for: to be strengthened in the inner man, and that Jesus may dwell in our hearts. The strengthening with power comes through the Holy Spirit – power to do what? To do what is right, to be what is right, to align yourself with God, His design, His heart, His commands. Jesus dwelling in your heart is more than just having received Him as Savior, it is allowing Him to DWELL in your heart – to live there, to feel at home there, to bring about change – to make adjustments to your heart. That requires faith – again, not just saving faith, but transforming faith. As we allow Jesus to rule in our hearts and the Holy Spirit to strengthen us with power in the inner man to live in line with Jesus’ ruling in our hearts, we can rest assured that the adjustments we are making are the right ones.

I would encourage you to pray Paul’s prayer for yourself – and experience the joy of receiving power through the Holy Spirit in your inner man, enabling you to allow Jesus to make whatever adjustments to your heart He sees fit, resulting in outward adjustments that match His design.

Keep lookin’ up,

John

No Experience Wasted

My first missions trip ever was to Jamaica at age 21. I stayed with a family and gained so much cross-cultural experience. While on that trip I visited a local pharmacy and talked to the pharmacist. She encouraged me to consider returning to Jamaica someday to work as a pharmacist. Hmmm… I was determined to… Continue Reading

Teamwork

When I reflect on the fact that we only have three full-time employees (missionaries) and three part-time office personnel and a volunteer board of directors, it astounds me to see what God is accomplishing through this ministry. How is it that we are able to impact churches both in Jamaica and here in the States?… Continue Reading

Feeding Jesus

Matthew 25:34-40 Sharing the gospel clearly is required if people are going to understand and accept the good news of Jesus Christ. Romans 10:13,14 tells us that unless the gospel is heard, a person cannot believe and be saved, making speaking the gospel paramount. But is speaking all that is required of us – or… Continue Reading

Doing Our Part

Matthew 14:13-21, Mark 6:29-44, Luke 9:10-17, John 6:1-13 Jesus had just received news of his cousin, John the Baptist’s death, and decided to sail across the Sea of Galilee with his disciples to a secluded place to rest. But the people saw where they were headed and ran around the Sea of Galilee to meet… Continue Reading

Consider Something More

Often when people think of missionaries, they think of someone living in another country serving full-time for the rest of their lives. While that definition can fit, there are lots of other definitions that can fit as well: Regular – we have several individuals who have chosen to make J-Teams a regular part of their… Continue Reading

Celebrating 25 Years as a Pharmacist

In some ways pharmacy must be in my DNA. I started officially working at my Dad’s pharmacy when I was just 11 years old. I am so thankful that my Dad was a Christian pharmacist who influenced me to have compassion and love for the patients we served. After working at the family store a… Continue Reading

Partnering with God

Our God is a relational God. He created us in His image as relational, rational, volitional, emotional beings. And then He invited us to partner with Him. Judges 6,7 gives the account of Gideon’s invitation to partner with God and the four things God requires: faith, obedience, the Holy Spirit, and God’s grace. Faith is… Continue Reading

The Value of Serving on a J-Team

Serving is a huge part of the Christian Life–it is what we are designed for, serving others. From the very beginning we were created to meet others’ needs and allow others to meet our needs. Jesus Himself said He came to serve, not to be served (Mark 10:45). Service comes in many forms–with family, with friends, with people you… Continue Reading

How will I serve God now?

How will I serve God now? I have wrestled with many questions the past 16 months, but this one has been the most pressing.  I felt I couldn’t make any other decisions without having this question answered.  For many months, I couldn’t concentrate long enough to decide on dinner, so long term decisions had to… Continue Reading