Business for Transformation

Discovering B4T; The Next Generation Doing Cross Cultural Transformation

CHRISTMAS IS COMING

I remember, as a small boy, setting out a piece of cake and glass of milk for Santa.  I was thrilled the next day to find the cake half eaten and the milk all gone, proving Santa had really come.  It is a tradition we have not kept with our own children as we did not...

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PRAISE AND THANKS

O that men would praise the Lord for his goodness, and for his wonderful works to the children of men. Psalms 107:8 As we celebrate THANKSGIVING, let us focus on the Father and not on the food or even the fellowship.   May we strive to complain less and praise Him...

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A WORD FROM A B4T COACH

The following is submitted by a B4T coach. Occasionally God challenges foundational beliefs that I hold. I’m sharing one of those instances below.  But first a little about me:  I help people buy and sell businesses in the franchise industry. Typically, those...

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KIDNAPPED! COUNTING THE COST

Last week Phillip Walton was kidnapped by a gang of Muslims in Niger and held for ransom. This gang had been terrorizing families in the region for at least one year. U.S. Navy Seals killed the 6 Muslims who held Phillip and safely rescued him. Here’s another...

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PUT NOT YOUR TRUST IN PRINCES

The following is contributed by a worker in the Arab world. Psalm 146 Praise the Lord! Praise the Lord, O my soul!2 I will praise the Lord as long as I live; I will sing praises to my God while I have my being.3 Put not your trust in princes, in a son of man, in whom...

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WHEN WE CAN’T FIND HOPE

This post is a contribution by a B4Ter working in the Arab world. Look and see, there is no one at my right hand; no one is concerned for me. I have no refuge; no one cares for my life (Psalm 142:4). David went through a number of very difficult times in his life. We...

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ON RAISING SUPPORT or rather ON LISTENING TO GOD

I have been questioned multiple times this week by friends and a few leaders in OPEN, “Why don’t you raise funds for the work you do?” My answer is that it is one way I have of ensuring that the work we do, the ministries we start, are truly under God’s leadership and...

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WORKING FOR THE KING

1 Chronicles 4, verse 23 says, "these were the potters and inhabitants of Neta′im and Gede′rah; they dwelt there with the king for his work." Verses 21 & 22 list the men of Judah and Moab who made these pots. Potters were not the highest grade of workers; in fact, it...

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THE 5 DAUGHTERS OF ZELOPHEHAD

The following is contributed by a B4T worker in India. In Numbers 27:1-11, we are introduced to the 5 daughters of Zelophehad. These sisters are responsible for a historical change in the rules regarding Hebrew inheritance laws in cases where there is no son to carry...

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FIZA IS FOLLOWING JESUS

I received this encouraging update from an OPEN worker in the Middle East. Fiza is a long-term employee who became a believer 3 years ago. All names have been changed. "How are you doing?" I asked, feeling a bit guilty because I didn't know the answer. Due to the...

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T4T: Thought for Today

There are two ways of spreading light: to be the candle or the mirror that reflects it.

Edith Wharton

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