DCPC
Faith and Families Newsletter
September 21, 2018

In this Issue:
  • Letter from John
Letter from John
Letter from John

Sometimes encouragement from others can help us do things we couldn't do alone. Hebrews 24-25 tells us “ And let us consider each other carefully for the purpose of sparking love and good deeds…Instead, encourage each other...” Common English Bible

I am intrigued by the “Do Good” Team of the youth program. This group of adult volunteers works with Matt Wiggins and the Youth Committee in creating opportunities for our youth to do good by offering mission opportunities, both here at DCPC and in the larger world. If you haven’t seen what they have coming up, check out the Youth Ministry Guide Book!

As followers of Christ and members of his body, we are told to encourage one another. The book of James says, “ My brothers and sisters, what good is it if people say they have faith but do nothing to show it?” While we know that our good works are not dependent on salvation, I like to think of them as byproducts of faith. Let’s encourage each for the purpose of sparking love, good deeds and doing good in the community.

See you in church on Sunday!

Peace,
John Ryan
Mission Opportunity
Lubo is Coming… Between 1983 and 2005, 30,000 boys were orphaned or displaced when their South Sudan villages were attacked. Often walking thousands of miles, they dodged lions, crocodiles and enemy soldiers to finally reach a UN refugee camp where they spent several years. Four thousand of these boys were ultimately granted US citizenship.
James “Lubo” Mijak was one of these boys, eventually coming to Charlotte where he fortuitously met Phillips Bragg Lubo worked 2 jobs and eventually graduated from UNC-C. He and Phillips worked tirelessly to make Lubo’s dream of starting a school in his home village in the newest country in the world a reality. This wish was supported by the group Mothering Across Continents, Bragg Financial, the Charlotte Rotary and a host of other churches and individuals who believe Lubo’s motto “From education comes wisdom and from wisdom, peace.” To learn more:
 
As we celebrate the Season of Peace at DCPC, the Global Missons Committee is happy to welcome Lubo to Wednesday Night Live on October 3. You may come for dinner for $8.00 or just to hear Lubo’s story at 6:30 pm. CLICK HERE TO REGISTER.

If there are concerns or joys that you would like to have listed here please email me at jryan@dcpc.org so that we might keep one another in prayer.

  • Jeff Osman – We continue to pray for Jeff and his family as he awaits a possible liver transplant.
  • Sophia Schatz – Sophia is a CSD high school student diagnosed with liver cancer.
  • Cooper Brake – Cooper is the son of Kelly and Skipper.
  • Melissa Fawcett sister’s mother-in-law, Anne Allen, liver and lung cancer.
  • All those who have be impacted by Hurricane Florence.
  • Robert Alexander and his 50 for Freedom Run.
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