SAMS-USA Ministry Focusing on

Gap Year

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SAMS-USA missionaries are sent to offer their gifts in this area, partnering with Anglican/Episcopal churches to grow the Kingdom of God. We hope you will be encouraged or inspired by these stories from the field. We also encourage you to consider becoming a sender in this ministry area.

The Coming Kingdom #carryonadvent

Happy Advent to you! We’re grateful for this season in the church year of anticipation, hope, and repentance. One of the recurring themes in our time with the Fellows is that they are citizens of the Kingdom of God, and as citizens they play a critical role in building up that…

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A Place of Deep Honesty

One of the places we’ve talked a lot about this year is our Tuesday afternoon lunch with the homeless, Daily Bread. Most Tuesdays, after eating a delicious meal with our houseless and unemployed friends, Tessa, Kieran, Erika, Henry, and Annie and I walk across the street to West Park to debrief…

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God With Us

The Word became flesh and blood, and moved into the neighborhood. We saw the glory with our own eyes, the one-of-a-kind glory, like Father, like Son, Generous inside and out, true from start to finish.John 1:14 In our son’s Sunday School class, they speak of the three great mysteries of the church year:…

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You Know My Name

You know my name! More than a month ago, Erika had introduced herself to the elderly man sitting across the table from her. We were at the weekly lunch for the houseless and unemployed that our family and Fellows attend on Tuesday afternoons. “My name is Gus,” the man replied. Erika…

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Why The Anchor?

Why The Anchor?

Why the anchor? We chose the anchor as the Agape Year logo for a number of reasons, but the one that is on my mind right now is that the anchor holds us secure, even in the tumult of a storm. I remember sitting down with our graphic designer to brainstorm…

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The Gospel Con Carne

The Gospel Con Carne

John 21:9-17 9 When they got out on land, they saw a charcoal fire in place, with fish laid out on it, and bread. 10 Jesus said to them, “Bring some of the fish that you have just caught.” 11 So Simon Peter went aboard and hauled the net ashore, full of large fish,…

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