Happy Pentecost Sunday, the day initiated in the old testament to celebrate the Harvest or First Fruits, celebrated 50 days after Passover. In the New Testament it is 10 days after Jesus ascends into heaven and 50 days after He is resurrected! The World Gospel Harvest occurs as all the countries of the known world-15 nations are named (Acts 2:9-11) as Peter preaches boldly and 3000 become the first fruits as Jesus is proclaimed as Messiah. See Halley’s Bible Handbook for more details and your Bible.
Craig Gates is looking for helpers for a short term mission trip this fall to the Yucatan Peninsula where he and his family have served for many years. Please contact Craig and Rhonda directly for further information.
CRAM (Christ Reaching Asia Ministry) continues to reach out through variety of ministries in Cambodia, China, Philippine Islands, and North Korea. CJ Kim and his wife had to leave the country as persecution had grown, but is still able to help lead the ministries from a safe distance, please keep them in prayer.
IDES (international Disaster Emergency Services) is coming into a busy season with tornadoes, earthquakes and other disasters that allow local churches and missions to shine brightly and share Christ’s love when emergencies happen. This August, Nancy Jett, wife of current director Rick, and daughter to the late Milton and Janet Bates who began this ministry in their living room while he worked a factory job; will be speaking at Great Lakes Christian College at the annual WOW (Women in the Word) conference, formerly known as Northwomen.
FAME (Fellowship of Associates of Medical Evangelism) will be here on June 3 speaking during Sunday school and worship. Please contact Dave and Lorie Walton if you would like to have more time with Bill and Kelly Warren and find out how you can help gather medical supplies, pray, volunteer to help in the Indianapolis warehouse, or encourage FAME workers in other ways. We are planning for a great night around a campfire.
So many ministries opportunities to join to spread the news of the resurrection and the hope we have in Jesus Christ. These are just the tip of the iceberg, just like that first Pentecost Sunday was the beginning of something beautiful!