Elmbrook Stories

Don't Let the Bedbugs Bite

Don

Mothers sometimes say, in that singsong kind of voice, “…and don’t let the bedbugs bite” while tucking their children into bed. I never knew what a bedbug was, and I certainly never wanted to get acquainted with the bite of one. The Grolier Multimedia Encyclopedia is informative about bedbugs, or what is scientifically called Cimex Lectularius. They cannot fly. They are blood-suckers. They come out at night from their hiding places in wooden beds or from other...

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Front Row Seat

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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Katrina: A Look Back

Katrina: A Look Back by Pam Knoll   This month marks the 10-year anniversary of Elmbrook Church sending its first Disaster Response team. While this may be an old story to some, Katrina's impact launched disaster relief at Elmbrook Church and serves as a good reminder of what it means to BE the church. In September 2005, 20 people under the leadership of Mary Ann Lee traveled to Pine, LA to assist in Katrina efforts. Two and a half weeks later, another team led by Pam Knoll...

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