ESL Cooperative Blog

ELL Bible Study the Simple Way — Dale Fisher

This year, we were pleased when a family from our Monday night ESL class decided to join our church. They were from a Catholic background but seemed comfortable at our Anglican church. The children quickly fit into Sunday School, and the family said they enjoyed the service. After a few months, I asked them if […]

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Be All There — Allan Pole

An obscure gardener died in a small town.  His name was Hubert Bales, and he was one of the shyest men around.  When he talked, he squirmed, blinked his eyes rapidly and smiled nervously.  Hubert never ran in influential circles.  He grew shrubs and trees, working with his hands the plot of land left by […]

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An Open Door — Allan Pole

When a guest was received in Palestine 2,000 years ago the host performed certain courtesies.  There was the kiss of welcome.  Water was provided to wash the dust from his feet, and oil to anoint his head.  The guests would recline at the meal and there was free access for the passer-by to stop and […]

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An Open Heart — Allan Pole

I am, by nature, a shy introvert.  It’s not that I dislike people.  I wouldn’t want to live out the rest of my days in a cabin on a mountaintop.  However, I have been hurt and let down by people.  So much of leadership and making disciples rests in the hands of others who have […]

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Openness Starts Between the Ears — Allan Pole

Marty was touring Europe just as they were breaking down the Berlin Wall.  Wanting to get some historic pieces of the Wall, he headed for Berlin.  Because he found the hotels there beyond his means, he asked a young policeman if he knew of an inexpensive place where he could stay.  The policeman told Marty […]

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Kindness Bridges the Gap — Allan Pole

When I was a boy I suffered from asthma and hay fever.  Being allergic to hay and growing up on a farm was a tough combination during the summer months.  When the air was thick with dust and pollen I would suffer through some sleepless nights coughing and sneezing.  I vividly remember my mom enduring […]

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Introducing the New CESLM Board

As fall transitions to winter, CESLM is entering a new season as well. This past year has seen many transitions in our organization. The latest is our new Board of Directors. Some of the faces will be familiar – we’d like to welcome back founders Madeline and Mel Johnson as well as our secretary Dale […]

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Do You See the Opportunities? — Allan Pole

In the fall of 2016 I sensed the Lord direct me to revisit the conversation that He had with the Samaritan woman at the well in John chapter 4.  While the disciples went into town to buy lunch, Jesus sat down to rest at the well.  Seizing the opportunity for a life-changing conversation, Jesus started […]

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