World Evangelism: Making Disciples that are worth reproducing.
Have you set apart Christ as Lord in your hearts? Are you always prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you for the reason for the hope that you have? Can you do this with gentleness and respect? (see 1 Peter 3:15, 16) Please pray that those who call themselves Christians are great ambassadors for Christ.
Updates have been coming in regularly and prayer requests from the handful of missionaries this congregation supports. Many of these Kingdom minded people like: Shannon Haynie, Michael Wetzel, Tim St. Louis, Thomas Kim, Rick and Nancy Jett, Craig Gates, Bill and Kelly Warren, Steve Zimmerman, Linda Nichols and the others who regularly sew with her for the Dress A Girl Around the World mission; covet your prayers and are always grateful for an encouraging word on Facebook, e-mail, or a phone call. Many of these represent missions that will have fund raisers, or major events or outreach like camps, or work days over the next few months. As a body of believers, the body of Christ, everyone is needed to support the other with words of hope and love. Please take time to reach out to the missionaries this congregation supports by Resurrections Sunday.
April 1st is Resurrection Sunday, aka Easter. Will you have completed your New Testament 30 Day Bible Reading challenge by then? Will you be ready to turn in your IDES, International Disaster Emergency Services, Fish bank by then? Will you have bought items to help pack the pantry for RLCA, Rock Lake Christian Assembly who will be speaking on April 8th, and pick up all we have collected? Have you let John Merritt know how you are willing to be involved with the Son-rise breakfast that morning? Have you been in prayer and looking for the right moment to invite a friend, neighbor, or family member to breakfast and worship that morning? How about inviting others to join you at one of the many events prepared to bless you?
April activities abound: Michigan Christian Convention with activities for the entire family and located in Lansing at GLCC, Great Lake Christian College. get signed up! Lake James Christian Assembly annual ladies retreat located in Angola, Indiana.
Annual ladies spring celebration at GLCC- please see Lorie Walton to reserve a seat at a table set aside for Charlotte Church of Christ and their friends.
Be a disciple that is worth reproducing, spur one another on to good works, and always be prepared to give an answer for the hope you have in Christ! Please check bulletin boards in hallway and bathroom for more information.