Faith and Families Newsletter
August 2, 2019

In this Issue:
  • Letter from Robert
  • Mission Opportunities
  • Joys & Concerns
Letter from Robert
August 2, 2019

Time Zones

Dear Friends,
           I have just returned from a most amazing trip to Kenya with 9 other DCPC members. It was a wonderful experience. I look forward to sharing more of the trip with you in the near future – stories about the Sigona church and the children at the Academy; stories about meetings with engineering firms that helped us get closer to a new borehole well; stories about the gifts brought by our members and the hospitality of our hosts. It was beautiful and exhausting all at the same time. I have not quite settled back into the Eastern Daylight Time Zone.
           Being 7-hours apart made it a challenge to be in touch with loved ones back home. There were not many times in the day when it was convenient to talk but we made time despite the inconvenience. That is what you do when you love someone. Staying up late or getting up early is a small price to pay to be able to hear the voice of your spouse or your child. Many of you who travel far more regularly than I do know how much you have to work at it to stay in touch. And then you get to travel across all those time zones to return home to your loved ones!
           The gospel story reminds us of the ultimate travel across time and space. Our God came to us in Jesus Christ with the love and grace that provides our eternal and abundant life. No time difference and no mileage can keep us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord (Romans 8). Can’t you relate? Could anything keep you from getting to the ones you love? Perhaps that is how God feels when we seem far away. James 4:8 reminds us to draw near to God and promises that God will draw near to us. Taking God’s lead, let us draw near to one another in love and share in this crossing of time zones, barriers, and empty spaces to strengthen our relationships with those we love.

 To God be the Glory!

Robert
Mission Opportunities

Habitat Spring Build – Join us Saturday – August 3
This is a great parent/child project. Children need to be 16 to operate any machinery. 14 years and up can help. All children need to have adult supervision. We will be building at 453 W. McLelland Avenue in Mooresville. Go to https://www.ourtownshabitat.org/volunteer/ click on the Sign Up Today Button and find the address and date that you want. Then come out and join us in the spring. It promises to be lots of fun!

Loaves and Fishes – Every Sunday!
One great and easy way to make a difference is to share food. Every Sunday the Loaves and Fishes shopping carts are in front of the church. Why not designate a family member each Sunday to bring a canned good or box of pasta to place in the cart on the way into church? Imagine the joy of that family that opens that can of vegetables, fruit, or soup and enjoys the food you have shared.
Joys & Concerns

If there are concerns or joys that you would like to have listed here please email me at ralexander@dcpc.org so that we might keep one another in prayer .
  • Linda (Kendrick) Heckman, the mother of Kendrick Anderson, who is under Hospice care following a recent stroke.
  • The family and friends of Claire Miley following her recent and tragic death on Lake Norman.
  • Barbara Regen, mother of William Regen and Suzanne Grzeszczak, who is under care of hospice.
  • Andrea Cruz-Solano and family as she faces a new phase in her cancer treatment.
  • Laurin Titus and family following the death of Laurin’s mother Anne Calhoun Gentry.
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PO Box 337
Davidson, NC 28036
704-892-5641 www.dcpc.org