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Casual gathering in the theater at Pioneer Ridge Independent Living with band and followby encouraging teaching with an emphasis on God’s love, grace and Jesus’ finished work at the Cross.

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Andre & Mary-Anne Rabe guest speakers Sunday!!!


At New Life In Christ in the Theater

Pioneer Ridge Independent Living

1000 Wakarusa Drive, Lawrence, Ks

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 17 -- 10:30 A.M.!!!

Andre and Mary-Anne Rabe from South Africa will bespeaking and providing music for us. Andre was one of my professors at Global Grace Seminary, I've studied his books & videos, and he's truly a GIANT in our circles. Mary-Anne is a wonderful song-writer, guitarist & singer.

Please make every effort to come that morning & bring friends -- you won't regret it!

You can read about Andre and Mary-Anne and see their videos and music at and in the notes following --

From Andre and Mary-Anne: “We have ministered in slums and mansions,among the poorest and most privileged. But no matter what your circumstances are, if you are not aware that you are loved, life becomes torment. Similarly, the moment you discover how loved you are, heaven begins. We have therefore never limited our message to a specific group. Whoever you are, wherever you find yourself – you are loved!

“Love is most difficult to define, yet we all recognize it. It is a beauty that never submits itself to any form of control, yet freely gives itself to all who are ready to simply be overwhelmed. “Our books,music, videos and ministry events are part of our strategy to creatively and clearly communicate this love. This love is not some abstract, theoretical utopian dream – it has very relevant implications for this life: reducing violence, restorative justice,forgiveness and respect for all creation.

Our Belief: So glad that faith is more than dogmatic statements. It is an encounter with beauty that leaves us in breathless astonishment. It is this wordless awe that most accurately describe the truth we have come to know in Jesus Christ.

We believe that no matter what you believe, you are intrinsically valuable and loved. Nowhere has this love been demonstrated more clearly than in the person of Jesus Christ.

We may have many philosophies about the meaning of life and the nature of God, however, our beliefs will always be subjective and limited to our own understanding. In Jesus, God takes the initiative to break through the limitations of our understanding and reveal Himself. Jesus reveals that what God believes about us is much better than anything we have ever believed about Him! He believes you are valuable! He demonstrates that you are loved.

Our History: Summary -- Andre and Mary-Anne Rabe have been passionate communicators of the good news of Jesus Christ since 1990.Their message has taken them to some of the most obscure corners of the earth as well as to some of the most well-known cities. Whether it’s a small group or a large church, whether it’s an academic audience or a charismatic party – to inspire love remains equally relevant.

They have published five books and two music albums that reflect the unique focus of this message. The course ‘Word Made Flesh’has been translated into a number of languages and used in many churches and small groups. It is available as an online course. Andre has written a number of books that can be found on amazon is a musician and songwriter and has released two albums with original songs. Her songs communicate the closeness of God.

Our Story:  We met as teenagers and fell hopelessly in love while doing missionary work in Southern Africa. A few months later we got married and immediately continued ministry in neighboring countries, including Zimbabwe, Namibia and Swaziland. A year later our daughter, Shirley-Ann was born. Twenty two months later, our son,Eugene, was born.

What an opportunity children are, to explore and discover the depth of God’s love for us. We decided to scale down on the traveling and focus more on nurturing the family. During this time I(Andre) studied further in the computer science and programming fields. We both also continued theological studies.

Encountering God always remains a surprisingly overwhelming experience, no matter how often we have experienced it. Our desire to share this love both in its mystical experience and in the depth of its theological understanding, continued to grow. In 2010, with the kids all grown up and almost independent, we decided to do something rather radical. We got rid of all our possessions until it could fit into two suitcases, and began one of the most amazing adventures. We had no idea where we would go or how we would afford it. We only had a message that made life worth living for us and everyone who understood it. In the years that followed, there have been so many moments in which we suddenly became aware that the communication of this message went beyond words, it transcended intellect and emotion… God Himself, reveals Himself.                                                                        

The people we have encountered and the stories that can be told of how this gospel has transformed lives are simply beyond description. We are so thankful to be included in this adventure called life!

Thank you Abba!

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