Fronse Pellebon Smith
I am an Administrative Elder at Faith CRC Holland My wife Germaine and I are advocates for education and counsel people from Africa seeking higher education. We have five children and fifteen grandchildren. I am 67 years old. Continuously we praise God for granting us peace and good will towards people.
Our FishingwithoutPoles? Projects in Africa include : Buikwe Full Gospel Ministries Poultry Farmers Groups in Buikwe Uganda
African Art Book collecting Learning more about God and Grace History of the Reformation Living the Gospel of Jesus Christ in daily life Encouraging people to live in Christ and be positive, Advising African church based entrepreneures in good business practice, collaboration and self reliance.
Member of the Diasporan Group of the All Africa Conference of Churches.
Reflecting on all the people in my life who are now with God in Glory, I realise that listening and hearing their life experiences help form my future role as an 'aging' elder.
Open honest discussion concerning all congregations who have Black/African American/African National members is needed. And after open honest discussion, substantive action is required to live the Gospel of Jesus Christ with all members.
Rhetoric is essential in discourse. Thus the same word(s)’ meanings change from decade to decade; group to group. Parsing words spurs debate and disagreement.
Each decade our word-meanings...
Power with has to assume equality of participants.posted on: Partnership View of Power
Power...in physics means energy to act or create movement (horsepower).
It is not used today related to bringsing about change or movement “peacefully.”
Rather it’s used in context...posted on: Partnership View of Power
Acceptance and Inclusion have to be a two way experience.
Saying “I don’t know about your culture” is not an even exchange.
Let’s not forget the early church was inclusive....posted on: Why Inclusion is Different from Acceptance
Christian forefathers laid the path to the Gospel centuries ago.
Translating the Bible and songs of the faith many non-European churches are established.
Yet the undercurrent message...posted on: The Great Commission(s)
Patience, Prayer and Persistence.
50 years is a long time.
I was a student at UIC, WORKING, and heard on WVON Dr. King was Assasinated in Memphis.
At 22 my spiritual strength along with parental and elder counsel...posted on: What I Learned on Spring Break, 1968
Wording: belligerent implies an adversarial relationship.
Once interviews are complete, a video or mp3 copy should be available?
if so it would be nice to show it at Classis and Church Council meetings.posted on: Black History Month in the CRC
The concept, looking back moving forward is called Sankofa, a west African word.
Looking back is foundational, it is important to take the viewpoint of what had been achieved despite all...