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In a passage familiar to many, David, the Psalmist, reflects on how the Lord knits us together in our mother’s womb… intricately woven. (Psalm 139:13,15).

Have you ever watched an expert knitter? The work starts with a single thread; then one-at-a-time, and with amazing skill, the threads are transformed into a complex garment—a masterpiece of color and shape. There are no two alike. There was not another David. There will not be another you.

When a skilled potter shapes the clay into a vessel, it is designed to be useful. It is adorned with design and a “cloak” of glaze for beauty, so the vessel becomes a wonder to behold. In fact, “We are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them.” (Eph 2:10)

Why? “You are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people for his own possession, that you may proclaim the excellencies of him who called you out of darkness into his marvelous light.” (1 Peter 2:9)

You are royalty! Not forgotten. You are valuable to God. It is intended that you live to proclaim Him. His last instruction was to come alongside the nations to disciple them using the skills the Lord has graciously given you, which are one off…unique. See what that might look like for you by registering and completing a profile at MissionNext to discover a myriad of options that are surprisingly well suited for you. Whatever your profession, you can find an opportunity to use your skills to serve in missions. Teachers and IT professionals are especially needed. The service is free.

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Nelson Malwitz, Founder, Chief Innovation Officer

Nelson is the generic Evangelical baby-boomer. Born in 1946, raised in the C&MA, he attended Urbana ’67 in college. He holds an MS degree in Chemical Engineering and worked in R&D positions in American industry for 33 years. Nelson is an inventor with formal training in methods of creative problem-solving. He was a founding elder at Walnut Hill Community Church in Bethel, CT (1982) and served in many leadership capacities of what is now one of the largest Evangelical churches in New England. In 1998 Nelson founded the Finishers Project, now MissionNext. Locally he attends a Torah study and serves as chairman of the Sewer Commission in his community to be a witness among unchurched leaders.

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  1. Wonderful thoughts on being intricately knit together. And unless our lives are grounded in Him and in His purposes, we can unravel very quickly in these trying days. It only takes a small tug on the yarn from the enemy to start the process of pulling us away from Him. Consistent prayer and Bible study keeps our yarn tight, our masterpieces intact and our focus on where we can serve Him best.


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