Monthly Letter

April 2021 Monthly Letter

Dear Reconciler, I asked our chapter leader and ordained Pastor Willard High to share the good news about Christ’s death and Reconciliation for our Easter letter. Life, Death, Resurrection and Peace The Easter Season reminds us that God loves us so much that he changed the course of nature and interrupted his divine life to…

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March 2021 Monthly Letter

Dear Reconcilers, In December 2020 The Kansas City Star’s top editor apologized on behalf of the newspaper for having “disenfranchised, ignored and scorned generations of black Kansas citizens.” Mike Fannin, who has worked at the Star since 1997 and served as its top editor since 2008, wrote in a letter to readers titled “The Truth…

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February 2021 Monthly Letter

Dear Reconciler, In February, we celebrate Lincoln’s birthday and Black History Month.  I want to share an article on “Slavery and the Bible” written by Pastor Neil Earle, who is a writer for ORM, as well as an Adjunct Professor of History at Citrus College in California. In the future we’d like to do a…

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January 2021 Monthly Letter

Dear Reconcilers, Happy New Year! At a time when a lot of people make their New Year’s resolutions, many are thinking about all of the changes we all went through in 2020. Everyone had to adjust to a different way of doing things. Some of the changes we made will continue on while there are…

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December 2020 Monthly Letter

Dear Reconcilers, 2020 is coming to an end. Several people have told me that they are looking forward to saying goodbye to the year that brought so many changes that profoundly affected our lives. Let’s review some of the events of 2020: 1. In January, people all over the world were saddened by the untimely…

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November 2020 Monthly Letter

Dear Reconcilers, We still face many challenges in our country right now but this month I want to focus on Thanksgiving and the many blessings we have received. In a few days we will celebrate Thanksgiving, my family’s favorite holiday. We always enjoy the delicious food and end up eating too much. My favorite part…

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October 2020 Monthly Letter

Dear Reconcilers, Once again, our country paused to remember almost 3,000 people we lost on 9/11. Every year we remember where we were and the shock and sadness we felt after the tragic events that took place on that terrible day. I was in Dallas finishing up an ORM workshop with chapter leaders. I had…

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September 2020 Monthly Letter

Confinement in Europe… Dear ORM friends, Curtis May has asked me to share my experiences during the Covid confinement, especially expressing how this lockdown affected my ministry. For the past two years, I have been trying to sell my house in Ireland in order to go back to Switzerland so I’ve only travelled a couple…

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August 2020 Monthly Letter

August 2020 Dear Reconciler, It has been six months since we had our first case of the coronavirus in the United States. It is hard to believe that we now have over 140,000 people who have died from this virus. Since my last letter we have seen flags come down and statues removed. White, black,…

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July 2020 Monthly Letter

Dear Reconciler, I am sure you have heard these names over and over again: Ahmaud Arbery – killed while jogging. Breonna Taylor – killed while sleeping in her bed. George Floyd – killed while the world watched for eight minutes and forty-six seconds. These families are in our thoughts and prayers as they are grieving the…

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