From Pastor Aaron
What an encouraging weekend. On Sunday we heard powerful testimonies from some of our students about how God was at work in their lives at camp: calling them to greater obedience and to salvation!
We also had the privilege to hear from Pastor Dawa about the work being done in Nepal and Bhutan. The cost of following Jesus in a predominately Buddhist culture is high, yet the kingdom of God continues to expand amidst persecution. You can invest in the work being done by Pastor Dawa and a host of other missionaries and ministries by giving to our Missions Possible offering.
To top it off, we had more than 30 prospective members at our lunch on Sunday!
David Gill was on hand to take pictures and welcome our guests. Our fellowship team, headed by Kathey Henley, welcomed them with the hospitality of Christ and made them feel right at home. Thanks to Anita Stubblefield, Billy Rose, Carolyn Wirth, Duane Pflueger, Linda Hewitt, and the rest of the team who labored to love our guests well.
Would you do me a simple favor this Sunday? On your way to church, pray about where to sit. Ask God to show you those who might need to be welcomed, those who might need to be encouraged, those who might need someone to rejoice with them. If you're like me we so easily become creatures of habit, sitting in the same spot every Sunday. But if you'll do me the simple favor of praying about where to sit on Sunday, you'll be a blessing to God's people and I guarantee it'll make your time in worship even more powerful.
Pastor Luis Lara "Glory of Christ" Church in Green Pastures area of Kyle, as they reach many working class people with the gospel.
Terry Parker is going to Athens Greece on August 5th for a short term mission trip, working with a local churches and missionaries in sharing the gospel of Jesus Christ with Muslim refugees.
James Wilke's has hospice care at Legend Oaks. He has chosen only pain management at this point since the cancer has spread.
Russell Turner, Pamela Munnerlyn's cousin, was in a terrible accident.
Please pray for God's healing touch on both Russell and his sweet family. He needs to experience God's healing in a miraculous way.
Mark and Karen Stones's niece, Ava (7 years old), has been diagnosed with cancer. Please be in prayer for their family. Prayers for peace and healing are much appreciated.
George McNiel recovering from pneumonia, now in rehab to gain strength.
Jean McFarland diagnosed with Cervical Spine Disc Disease. (or degenerative disc disease.) She is going through some physical therapy and hopes to avoid surgery.
Virginia Turner is mostly home due to back issues and has round-the-clock care. Call her at 512-295-2702.
Earlyn Bowles is home-bound and deals with pain. She has round-the-clock care.
Call her at 512-295-7884.