Jody Kennedy International
Bet You Can't Guess
April 8, 2011
Starring in one of my favorite TV shows is a rather
unlovable character who over time reveals a softer side that hints at
the true character of the actor. This gruff and loud portrayal
hides the fact that the man himself was reported to be gentle, kind and
likable. Use the clues at the end of this article and take a
guess (without using Google or Bing or some other web tools).
spent a week at one of the great churches in Texas where we were
encouraged, loved, prayed for, challenged and then encouraged some
more. Our sweet hosts, who opened their home to us, were clearly
not "acting". They extended to us an honest and
authentic hospitality that refreshed us in our perspective. Thank
you Great Hills Baptist Church of Austin, Texas.
that was not blessing enough, our dearest friends happened to be in
Austin at the same time and they went to the trouble to connect with us
for a few hours that added sweetness and blessing to an already blessed
time. Thank you God for encouragers.
on for the clues to the name of the actor.
Started acting in Nashville, TN and was a radio announcer
during World War II
Graduated cum laude from Columbia University in dramatic
Was a Black Belt in Judo
While serving in the U.S. Army in WWII, he distinguished
himself by taking part in 14 assault landings, including Leyte, Luzon,
Bataan and Corregidor
In an interesting turnaround, the actor whose best known
role was playing a Marine sergeant, could not pass the Marine Corps.
physical during WWII and ended up serving in the Army.
What was the actor's name and what was his most famous
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April 8, 2011
Our M+A+S+H team
is making preparations to take some tender care to the people of
Masatepe, Nicaragua, April 30 - May 8.
It's too late to join the team, but not too late to help us with the
expense of buying medicines and supplies.
We will debut a method of evangelism that will be different than the
methods used by medical teams in the past (as far as we know and have
been told). We pray that this new approach will result in life
changing relationships with Jesus Christ and also lasting
relationships with our host church, Iglesia Nuevo Horizonte and
Pastor Martin Paiz.
Click here or on the
M.A.S.H symbol to the right to help us with expenses.
University of Managua and Iglesia Nuevo Horizonte - Masatepe,
April 14, 2011
As we grieved the passing of our dear friend and partner, Benjamin
Quant, we were reminded that he was happily in heaven to spend
eternity with the Lord he loves. We were reminded to focus on
the tasks at hand, in particular, the missions at the University of
Managua (U de M) and in the city of Masatepe so that others would
hear the gospel and have the same opportunity to fellowship with
Christ for eternity.
Our group of four spent a week teaching our Practically Speaking
English curriculum to 100+ university students on the campus of U de
M. Relationships formed, friendships were fashioned and the
gospel went forth.
During the next week, about an hour south of Managua, in the town of
Masatepe, the team from Retta Baptist Church (Burleson, TX) taught
the English course to teenagers and adults and spent some mornings at
nearby elementary schools. The gospel went out once again and
lives were changed by the power of His Word.
Between U de M and Nuevo Horizonte in Masatape, 110+ people indicated
a "yes" to the Lord. At the schools and during our
Sunday Celebration event, uncounted others responded to the gospel
and gave their lives to Christ.
We have a full schedule of events through July at churches and at the
University of Managua in Nicaragua. We need you to join
us. Remember, you represent 45 - 60 people that will hear the
gospel because you say yes to joining us.
Take a look at our travelogue photo's here.
2011 Event Schedule
For more details about any event, visit the Event Schedule
online and click the information linkfor each event.PSE - Practically Speaking English
PSBE - Practically Speaking
PSCE - Practically Speaking Children's English
MED - Evangelism through
Practically Speaking Teen English
OCC - Operation Christmas
Child Processing Center
U de M - University of
Jody Kennedy International
Jody Kennedy International* is the ministry of Jody
and Trisha Kennedy who have given themselves to serving Christ
through full-time Christian service. In partnership with
churches in the U.S., Eastern Europe, and Latin America, the ministry
motivates and mobilizes Christians to get out of their comfort zones
to take the gospel of Christ across the street and around the world.
We are supported by the generous gifts of our
friends, team members, readers and partners. Contributions are tax deductible
and are used to support the ministries of Jody Kennedy International.
*Jody Kennedy International/LOVEM International is a
501(c)(3) non-profit organization.
Training in PSE
for our summer missionaries and anyone interested in our methods is
April 16, 9am-3pm at Hulen Street
Baptist Church in Fort Worth. Let us know you are coming so we
can feed you lunch.
Check out our web site dedicated to
our English teaching ministry.
learn how to introduce your church or group to
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Photos from the recent missions in
Nicaragua are available. Click here.
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