Welcome to CenterPoint: “Men never do evil so completely and cheerfully as when they do it from a religious conviction” -Blaise Pascal
L-R, Pastors Roger, Dan M, Julie M, Governor of Bomi Hills, Liberia Hon. Brown, Dan, and Jeff.
For h the grace of God has appeared, bringing salvation for all people, training us to renounce ungodliness and worldly passions, and to live self-controlled, upright, and godly lives in the present age, waiting for our blessed hope, the p appearing of the glory of our great God and Savior Jesus Christ, who gave himself for us to redeem us from all lawlessness and to purify for himself a people for his own possession who are zealous for good works.
We’re praying and hopping that you older women will engage this and the next generation of Liberian women; in order to raise up a culture, that is forgiving and caring for one another; Pastor Dan. (Titus)
“I am glad for how CenterPoint Internaiotnal-Liberia is training up this and the next generation of Church leaders, encouraging them in their own intentional spiritual formation in Christlikeness and helping them learn how this process is embodied in the communities and congregations they serve in post Conflict Liberia.”
The face of the church in Liberia is changing very quickly, especially in the areas of Theology and Holiness. Some of the churches have walked away from the Christian Doctrine in an area of a Christless Christianity and mysticism. The church is more concern with hearings, blessings, and vision than they proclaiming the biblical message of the Gospel (Rom 10:1-4)…
Our purpose at CenterPoint is the study of the God who is there (Schaeffer). A right view of God will help us in our view of Humanity and Culture. Listen to the words of J.I. Packer. “Nothing will so enlarge the intellect, nothing so magnify the whole soul of man, as a devout, earnest, continued investigation of the great subject of the Deity…Oh, there is, in contemplating Christ, a balm for every wound; in musing on the Father, there is a quietus for every grief; and in the influence of the Holy Ghost, there is a balsam for every sore. Would you lose your sorrow? Would you drown your cares? Then, go plunge into the Godhead’s deepest sea; be lost in his immensity; and you shall come forth as from a couch of rest, refreshed and invigorated. I know nothing which can so comfort the soul; so calm the swelling billows of sorrow and grief; so speak peace to the winds of trial, as a devout musing upon the subject of the Godhead.” C.H. Spurgeon discussing theology proper, as quoted by J.I. Packer in _Knowing God”
Brother Sirleaf, and Love at CPI library on Camp Johnson Road, Monrovia, Liberia. Someone has right said, “show me a Reader, and I will show a Leader.” We want to develop a reading culture in post conflict Liberia from K-College.
In Pemba, Mozambique–The Gospel of Christ does not discriminate, but confronts every culture, tribe, race and society with the Truth of Christ, whom to know is the hope of glory. The truth of Christ as expressed by John’s gospel:
1. In the Beginning was the Word (John 1:1)
2. The Word was with God
3. The Word was God
4. Through the Word all things were made (John 1:3)
5. In the Word was/is life (John 4)
6. In the Word was life, and that life was the light of Humanity (John 1:4)
7. The Word became Flesh (John 1:14) God revealing himself to his World
8. The Word dwelled among us. God taking on human form (Heb 2:12-17)
This is the gospel of Christ for a dying world that is rejecting him daily through their deeds and actions.
35 International Students at IRIS
Francis Schaeffer on Nothing
(from Dr. Doug Groothuis blog: http://theconstructivecurmudgeon.blogspot.com)
(Francis A. Schaeffer, He Is There and He Is Not Silent, Ch. 1)
A Simple Ministry of the Presence
“More and more, the desire grows in me simply to walk around, greet people, enter their homes, sit on their doorsteps, play ball, throw water, and be known as someone who wants to live with them. It is a privilege to have the time to practice this simple ministry of presence. Still, it is not as simple as it seems. My own desire to be useful, to do something significant, or to be part of some impressive project is so strong that soon my time is taken up by meetings, conferences, study groups, and workshops that prevent me from walking the streets. It is difficult not to have plans, not to organize people around an urgent cause, and not to feel that you are working directly for social progress. But I wonder more and more if the first thing shouldn’t be to know people by name, to eat and drink with them, to listen to their stories and tell your own, and to let them know with words, handshakes, and hugs that you do not simply like them, but truly love them.”
- Henri Nouwen
CenterPoint International Foundation began as God shared His plans with a few Liberian Christian leaders. In September, 2004 these men and women discovered that God had planted similar visions for a place in Monrovia, Liberia that would complement and support the local church. Fifteen years of a brutal and destructive civil war has pillaged Liberia’s most valuable treasure, its people. By Giving People a Place to Grow, CenterPoint will give a hopeful future to a people whose past and present has been vandalized by their own citizens through years of civil war; by developing a:
1. Spiritual Center
2. Health Center
3. Educational Center
4. Ethical Center
Prayer Requests for Upcoming Trips for 2012.
For though we walk in the flesh, we are not waging war according to the flesh.  For the weapons of our warfare are not of the flesh but have divine power to destroy strongholds.  We destroy arguments and every lofty opinion raised against the knowledge of God, and take every thought captive to obey Christ, (2 Corinthians 10:3-5 ESV)
Jan-December 2013 Travel Plans
Upcoming new Liberian Board Members 2013-2016 (next meeting is Feb. 2013)