Elmbrook Stories

Front Row Seat

As a missionary in Siberia, Russia for eight years, I was confident that I had a bird’s eye view to what God was doing in the world - at least my part of the world. And I was happy and excited to be a part of expanding the kingdom of heaven. When my family was suddenly and unexpectedly returned to the United States, I was devastated and resigned myself to sitting on the sidelines, watching God use others. I spent several years adjusting to life in America, and not always with a joyful...

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Trusting God With My Finances

February 1, 2016 by Ann Blackburn in Finances

But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well. (Matthew 6:33) Due to a weird snafu, June 2015 found me down to my last $800 with my next financial aid reimbursement more than two months off. Desperate, I contacted my Adult Study Center student advisor, Pastor Tom Tunnicliff, for a lead on a job. An hour later I had an appointment to stop in at Coach USA to fill out my hire paperwork. If I passed my background check I had the...

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This One's On Me

This One

As a staff member with the college-age ministry at Elmbrook Church I’m often asked, “What do you actually do?” I used to dread that question because I didn’t think I had a good enough answer. Now, two and a half years into my role, I no longer shy away from my answer. “I take college-age adults out for coffee.” I submitted my life to Jesus when I was 18 years old, just entering college. Then I was loved into the Kingdom of God through the college-age...

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