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Apr 18 2018 What You Need to Know Before Talking About Race Part 3

Andrew Feil

Proximity and Race So far, we’ve looked at what we should learn about ourselves and about the idea of learning to listen to other people’s perspectives, but as we continue in our series on racial justice and racial reconciliation, I want to add in one more element that I think is essential as you… More

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Apr 10 2018 Powers-Ginsburg Saturday Sports

The Well Video Team

Every weekend, people from The Well participate in Saturday Sports, a program through Every Neighborhood Partnership, that meets on local elementary school campuses. Through sports, crafts and hanging out with kids week to week, the hope of the gospel is spreading throughout our city. Take a look at… More

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Apr 9 2018 Surge and Verve Winter Retreats 2018

The Well Video Team

This winter, our North middle and high school students went to Mount Hermon while our Fig Garden middle and high school students went to Hume Lake. We had an awesome time hanging out with each other, having tons of fun, and getting to know God more while worshipping Him in His creation. These are… More

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Mar 28 2018 It Takes a Village

Chris Schultz

There aren’t many days that I don’t feel the weight of responsibility as a parent. My wife Jennifer and I have four beautiful gifts named Kamryn, Addison, Tessa and Samantha (four daughters, in case you didn’t catch that), and we count it a privilege to be their parents. But parenting is hard and… More

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Mar 19 2018 What You Need to Know Before Talking About Race Part 2

Andrew Feil

Hearing Multiple Perspectives Coming from a very safe, comfortable white middle class evangelical culture, when I first heard people of color talk about race, privilege, American history (told from a very different vantage point), and even theological worldviews and pastors, I of course was put off… More

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Mar 13 2018 Seeing Life Change in West Africa

Missions

Ronaldo grew up in a small village called Tame. A few times each day, a truck rolls through the village on the dusty road that serves as the community’s only lifeline to the outside world. If you can catch a ride, a bumpy journey through the forest takes you to the town of Canchungo. Ronaldo made… More

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Feb 26 2018 What You Need to Know Before Talking About Race Part 1

Andrew Feil

The Importance of Discovering Your Own Ethnic Identity When you think about the “normal American,” what image comes into your mind? Who is a stereotypical American? What age are they? What gender? What size, hair or eye color? What language do they speak? What race are they? If you are a white… More

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Jan 29 2018 An Open Letter to Pornography

Jennifer De La Cruz

Dear Pornography, I never personally knew you – it was my husband who introduced usFirst in a Fitness magazine, then in the rejection of my touchI always smelled your stenchMy own hands released the buttons of my wedding gownAn occasion meant for the fingers of my groomThat hotel pillow was not… More

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Jan 17 2018 Unique Perspectives in Haiti

Haiti Team Members

It has been said that life is like all of us being in the same theater, watching a different movie. This is because we each bring a unique perspective to the situations we encounter. Below are three different stories from Tami, Meadow and Ali about an encounter we had with a young man who led a… More

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Jan 11 2018 Thailand, a Dream Fulfilled

Kelly M - Thailand Team Member

How do I describe what it’s like to see a dream fulfilled… or to see the faces of those I’ve heard of for so long, or the ones seen only in photographs? It’s been a whirlwind of joy and so humbling to be here in Ma Oh Jo, Thailand. I’m humbled by God’s faithfulness, by the belief in me that my… More

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