Celebrate with us – Fall update
Our ministry is growing – even during difficult times
I know that you are as ready for all the life interruptions from the pandemic to be OVER. I am TOO! But, as my current Bible study challenges, even when our plans get derailed, we can be attentive to what God wants to do in our lives through this interruption.
All around the world, everyone is impacted by the COVID pandemic. In the midst of difficulty, it is beautiful to see people united in attempts to help each other continue moving forward. The innate desire we all have to live in community with others has driven the development of many, creative ministry innovations as we search for ways to stay connected.
Hebrews 10:24-25 beautifully portrays the importance of staying connected:
- And let us consider how to stir up one another to love and good works, not neglecting to meet together, as is the habit of some, but encouraging one another, and all the more as you see the Day drawing near.
This newsletter celebrates various ways our ministry team has been able to continue growing and ministering to at-risk children and their families. As we move forward with God, I pray that we all accept the challenge to change our perspectives. Instead of being frustrated by the interruption, let us look at the good things that God is doing in our lives during this time.
We recently hosted a virtual surprise back-to-school party for our kids. Our team spent the morning delivering the sealed gifts and later we gathered online to celebrate. Their gift bags included school supplies and a few little treats. They were so excited to receive this gift of love!
Domestic Violence Prevention Group
Our Precious Jewels group just began studying the book of Jonah and how life’s interruptions can become a divine intervention that God uses to help us grow. Women from Fort Mill COG in SC are partnering with us to help teach and share testimonies. The study has already proved to be a time of healing for our ladies as they look to God for strength to pass through their difficult situations.
Revamping the Plan
Even though we aren’t allowed to operate normally (government restrictions for COVID), our campus is still FULL of life. When the shutdown took place, many countries closed their borders, making it difficult for some of the seminary students to return home. Our campus is now serving as a mini dorm for several seminary students who show their gratitude, by helping out around campus while they continue their seminary studies online.