(Aletha Huffman) #1

Say hello…
Hi, my name is Aletha.
Where are you from? I live in the American deep south, Mississippi coast. I was born in California, raised in Pennsylvania and New York, so don’t really consider myself a southerner.

What led you to join Connect? I was invited after taking the core course. I’m currently taking the course on evil and suffering.

How do you hope to contribute? Don’t know what I can actually contribute, but want to learn and grow.

(Federico Rahn) #2

Give us some feedback on what you learn on your elective course! I’d really like to find out more about it!

(Daniel) #3

Hello @Aletha, great that you are here :grinning: I finished the core module last year and I really enjoyed it. Yes, this is a good place to learn and grow.

(Keldon Scott) #4

Welcome aboard @Aletha. We are very glad that you have joined. So glad that you were also involved in the courses. The core module and the elective you are currently in were my 2 favorites actually. You are already contributing by just being engaged. You offer so much just with the diversity of experience that you have had in geographical area. And your heart in wanting to learn and explore more in apologetics suit you so well for this site. As ideas cross your mind from the Holy Spirit please share them with us. Thank you for contributing.

(Billie Corbett) #5

Welcome Aletha,

I have been following Ravi and RZIM for about 20 years.
It’s only recently that I learned about RZIM Connect and to be honest…I’m thrilled RZIM has created this forum which will allow believers to interact with one another. I think it is a great idea and it is much needed. Christian believers need the freedom to ask one another questions about the faith, the scriptures, and about experiencing God. Hopefully, we will all benefit from one another as we exercise the gifts of knowledge, wisdom, faith, hope and love, God has given us in Christ.
It has been bothering me for a long while, that churches have become dominated by only teaching and preaching…which means only a couple people get to speak, or communicate around the faith.
Christians need more time and space to interact and engage with one another on the topics that are important to them.
A format like this…releases me from the spiritual isolation I often experience. For me, formal church attendance isn’t providing organic, indepth interpersonal communication around the Word of God… and the gospel …etc.

Navigating this format feels a bit awkward to me. That being said, it’s providing a space to learn and interact. I can ask the scripturally related questions that have been rattling around in my head (for years) unexpressed.
Since I strongly believe in the universality of invisible body of Christ, …a format like this … gives me hope that I may realize more of the unity of the Body, (where fellowship and interaction causes growth and an increase in love). Possibly there is someone in the body of Christ “out there” who’ll be edified by God’s grace working in and through me, as well.

(Carson Weitnauer) #6

Hi @Billie,

You’ve really ‘gotten’ the vision behind Connect. I pray this will be a space for you to grow and where you can humbly serve others in a kind and encouraging way. I’m excited about what God is doing in our hearts and lives through these online discussions.