World Evangelism (WE)
How are we sharing the gospel around the world?
Great Commission Opportunities:
*24 February is our annual GAP (God Always Provides) event with IDES (International Disaster Emergency Services). Everyone can and is needed to help that day, whether it is arriving early to help unload the truck and set up the rice packing stations, working a shift on the assembly line, praying for one another and IDES throughout event, providing soup or salad for our meal, helping a young child during the children’s packing portion, everyone can be a blessing! If you have filled your fish bank, please bring it in to donate money to IDES. This is a great day to invite a friend to church and work side by side with them.
*Rock Lake Christian Assembly is currently in need of work teams to convert and upgrade the Kimberling hotel into a retreat center. Call the camp to join another work team, or gather a team together and call Tim to see what still needs to be done. Church camps schedules are already on RLCA and LJCA websites-get those dates on the calendars.
*12 and 13 April are the dates for two very special events: the annual Michigan Christian Convention held in Lansing at GLCC (Great Lakes Christian College) and the annual Lake James Christian Assembly Ladies Retreat held at Angola, Indiana. Call these organizations, check their websites, and our bulletin boards for more information. Again, fill a carload and enjoy the event with someone.
*Take someone to the movies! The Least of These, a story about a missionary family serving in India, will be shown on 31 January at a few select theaters in Lansing. This movie was shown at the International Conference on Missions with a discussion period afterwards. It is a very moving and well done film. The other film is based on the classic book, The Pilgrim’s Progress and is animated and should be in theatres around Easter.
*John Bailey announced during the quarterly meeting the need for more Heart groups. If you are willing to offer your home as a site or want to lead a group, please see John.
I am still recovering from pneumonia. At the quarterly meeting, Will Wade challenged each of us to try something new, just once. So this once, I am asking for help in the areas I have to step back from: bread ministry on Wednesday mornings in Charlotte, see Ray Smalley or Terri Seabolt for details; also help in the children’s department and Jared Gates is the contact person there. I am unable to just “muscle” through this and according to doctors and those who have had experience with this, I should be back able to serve in about month or two.