Quite an inspiration to all of us!
We had a great weekend with Pastor Bob's old buddy, Carl Cady. He shared his amazing story with us at our men's Guys At Supper----our ice cream social---and on Sunday morning. He came to God in an amazing way and has had many adventures in obedience with God. He runs a great ministry in Indonesia, the largest Islamic country in the world. He has clinics, orphanages, schools, ministry to refugees and sees God do amazing things. By the way----Indonesia is north of Australia and south of the Philippines. It includes the spice islands that Columbus was aiming for when he discovered America. International Friends of Compassion---grows bananas, pineapples, coffee, pork---and feeds over 200 people per day. They minister to AIDS patients, lepers, Christian refugees displaced by jihad, and the poorest of the poor. Thousands have come to faith in Christ and had their medical needs met. All from Carl saying....."OK" to God.
Quite an inspiration to all of us!
Monday thru Friday evenings 6:00--8:30 pm all area kids are invited to attend our Bible School! Learn about Life in the Spirit, play games, have snacks, do crafts---FUN! There will be a family supper on Friday night. Invite some friends and come for a great week! Click here for details.
The Church of the Nazarene is around the world. With over 12,000 local churches and over 600 "sent ones" working to spread the gospel. Our Faith Promise weekend is here---June 7-8. Dessert and meet the Cottons is 6pm. On the 7th is our big event : Sunday morning at 10:45. A guest worship team from MNU will be there and the Cottons will speak. There will be a lunch served afterward......Please join us and be encouraged about the Good News being spread around the world!
New life springing into color and growth... Buds swelling, ready to burst forth into exciting new things... It's finally that time of year here in Missouri---after a long and cold winter season. May it be the same in your Spirit----may new thoughts, dreams, projects, friendships---come forth into reality. May there be Springtime in your heart and life. Accept some pruning by God and His Spirit, but always trust in the hope of good, new and fresh things about to happen. He promised to lead us---He is our Shepherd---and we will have no lack of what we need. Green pastures, still waters, a table set before us. Let's lay hold of the things He lay hold of us to do and walk in.
Amen, and thank You Lord. LIFE!
Each week our office manager Debbie---publishes a beautiful newsletter called "LIFELINE". All notices, upcoming events, and schedules are on it and it will show you what we are all about. Photos and graphics will welcome you into our church family events. Look just above this at a tab called "Our Ministries" Put your mouse over those words and find "Weekly newsletter" and give it a look-see.
Blessings from all of us at Life Nazarene!
I thought this was a good quote from an article by Pastor Greg Laurie of Harvest Crusades-----You can read the whole article at WorldNetDaily.
Blessings to you!
"God is aware of the problems and challenges we are facing. God is paying attention. God is orchestrating the events of our lives. He has been preparing and equipping us for this moment. He created us, he gifted us, and now he wants to use us. It is time for us to come out of our bubbles and pay attention to the people around us. Instead of cursing the darkness, try turning on the light. There is a time to be quiet, a time to just live it. And there is also a time to speak up.
Has God placed you where you are for such a time as this? There is only one you. There is only one person walking this earth with your exact heritage. The precise events and sufferings of your life have brought you to this hour. Just as no two snowflakes are alike, you are unique from everyone else. If you have suffered in life, if you have been neglected or mistreated and abused, I am sorry. But God can take the hurt and pain that the world has dealt you and use it to make you a godly man or a godly woman for such a time as this."
Read more at http://www.wnd.com/2014/03/no-coincidence-just-providence/#8YfSf66AhtBgrvpm.99
There are times when life gets tough and seems to only get tougher. However---when the weatherman says next Monday may hit 70 degrees---it stirs up something that changes the game----hope. Days of picnics and flowers---daylight savings time--frisbee tossing at 8 pm. On a spiritual note, the Bible says that Goodness and Mercy are following us every day of our lives---as we follow Jesus, he provides all we need from His riches in glory----He wants us to be the head and not the tail----we were made to have dominion. Thru the circumstances of life, lets remember that we are God's kids---and He wants to love on and take care of us---and wants us to----
dare I say it-----to prosper in body and soul. Let HOPE arise within you!