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Clean Inside and Out

Posted by Dan Bolin on OA9er @ 9:45
“God’s finger can touch nothing but to mold it into loveliness.” 

George MacDonald
A few weeks ago, I splurged and had my car washed. I motored my Ford through the automatic car wash, became lathered in foam and suds, was pummeled by straps and brushes, and then blasted by a rush of forced air. Those few moments removed most of the road dirt and accumulated grime.

Then, I had to make a tough decision: should I vacuum the inside or drive on to my next appointment? The vacuum option was free, but not automatic. I would need to get out of the car and into the hot sun – and work the vacuum myself. Maybe I should … maybe not! Eventually I succumbed and spent a few minutes making sure the inside was just as clean as the outside. 

Jesus knew a little bit about looking good on the outside yet remaining filthy inside. He told some religious leaders, who looked pretty good to the casual observer, “Woe to you, teachers of the law and Pharisees, you hypocrites! You are like whitewashed tombs, which look beautiful on the outside but on the inside are full of dead men's bones and everything unclean.” (Matthew 23:27)

Don’t settle for the appearance of clean while remaining dirty inside. Allow God’s free wash to cleanse you, inside and out.    
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 Dan Bolin
International Director - CCI Worldwide

CCI-Ukraine has an office functioning in Tbilisi, Georgia, that is responsible for the entire Transcaucasia. One training event in the area is over and two five-day training events are scheduled in the Republics of Georgia and Armenia between May 25 and June 10. It’s their 19th year training camp leaders in this region of the Former Soviet Union and they are thankful for the facilities they can use to run these events. Please pray for suitable weather (not too hot and not rainy), alert students, enthusiastic and energized instructors and great learning outcomes.

Pray for the West African Steering Committee that is mobilizing the growing Christian camping network in that region.  Pray for the training they are planning to take place in Accra, Ghana, June 12-15. Pray for the continued recruitment of participants, and for all the resources needed. Abi Mensah, founder of Beautiful Feet sports ministry, will lead the training with the help of Excelsior Pioneers. Pray too for a local team in Sierra Leone led by Samuel Sessay, that is planning a subsequent training in Freetown from June 17-19.  This is the first such event in the country and God has favored it with enthusiastic response. Pray that other neighboring countries can similarly mobilize local trainings for leaders who cannot travel to the regional events.

(USA) is searching for a director of Operations and Member Services to fill the position formerly held by Greg Anderson, and before him by Scott King. They would appreciate your prayers for wisdom in the search, interview and selection process.

CC-New Zealand requests prayer for several upcoming events. May 23-25 is their New Managers Boost in Auckland. CCNZ has eight new managers and want to connect with them to support and encourage them. During that event there will be a CCNZ Executive Board meeting so the board members can meet these new managers. Please also pray for these three back-to-back events  this summer: Managers Boost – July 30-31; Rewire, a CCNZ Conference August 3-31; Marriage Retreat –August 3-6.

CCI-Mexico asks for prayer for their north sectional conference June 2-4 in Chihuahua. This is the second year they are doing sectional conferences, and is the first one in the north of the country. They are also working in the transition from an operative board to a policy board, which includes the hiring of a new executive director and lots of work just understanding what this means. They trust God is guiding them this way, but ask for prayer for His direction in every step they take. They have also recently hired their first executive director: Shawn Inchaustegui. Please pray for him, his new role and that God would continue to guide this ministry and their new structure.   


CCI-New Zealand - New Managers Boost - Auckland
CCI-Mexico - June 2-4 - North Sectional Conference - Chihuahua
CCSA - June 6-9 - Annual Conference - Heron Bridge
CCI-West Africa - June 12-16 - Training Event -Accra Ghana
CCI-West Africa - June 17-18 - Consultation - Freetown, Sierra Leone
CCNZ - July 30 - Directors Manager Training - Pacific Park
CCNZ - July 31 - August 3 - Conference - Totara Springs Conference Center
CVA-Australia – July 31-Aug 2 – Leaders Forum 17
CCI-Netherlands - Nov 7 - Semi-Annual General Assembly
CCNZ - Nov 17 - AGM - Aucklands
CCI-Mexico - Nov 17-20 - National Conference - Tabasco
CCI-Canada - Nov 27-29 - Leadership Summit
CCCA - Dec 4-7 - Annual Conference - The Broadmoor - Colorado Springs, CO
Please let us know if I have missed any important dates.
If you would like to be added to our mailing to circulate prayer requests, email dan@cciworldwide.org.Thank you for taking time to read and pray for these items. May God bless you for your support of CCI-Worldwide.  
Dan Bolin| CCI Worldwide | P.O. Box 9508 | Tyler, Texas | 75711 | 
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