We’d like to share with you today about an interesting article. Its’ main point was the importance of having breakfast with God. Along with feeding your physical body, it’s necessary also to feed your spirit. Jesus made breakfast on the seashore for His disciples. This is when he challenged Peter to “Feed my sheep”. He demonstrated a spiritual truth through a natural event. Without physical nourishment, our bodies will weaken, and ultimately die. Without spiritual nourishment, the same happens to our spirit.

Read a portion of scripture that will encourage you, help give direction, share truth and fight any fear that is creeping into your life. By reading the word of God and letting His truth settle in our minds, we won’t easily fall prey to the lies, fears and discouragement of the enemy and daily life. Doing this first thing in the morning is vital to revitalizing our spirits and getting the day off right!
 
Make it a point to feed both body and spirit each morning to build strength inside and out!

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Sponsors Needed
Operation Transformation is over halfway through a busy and exciting year! We continue to make strides in partnering with the faith community and civic organizations to bring transformation to the Blue Water Area.  Thank you for your collaboration and support!  

OT’s annual  Benefit Dinner will be held on Thursday, October 3rd at 6:00 pm at   Alexander’s (1200 Gratiot Blvd., Marysville) . The purpose of the evening is to highlight the extraordinary work of OT, and raise 30 – 40 % of our annual budget. Our Main Sponsors this year are Anthony Essian - Investment Executive, Dr. Brian & Sandy Pradko, Robert Eick with Thrivent Financial, CANT Ministries, Pollock Randall Funeral Home and WGRT.  Would you be a sponsor for our dinner?   We also hope you will be able to come and bring friends with you. Tickets are included with sponsorship, please note how many you need when you respond, max 10.

Below are Sponsorship Opportunities, and the benefits associated with each level. Checks can be made payable to “OT” (and are tax deductible). Or, you can call the OT office to use a credit card at 810-966-8660. Thank you in advance for your generosity and support! Together we are making a world of difference!
Announcements
Colonial Woods Missionary Church is excited to host our first ever Family Connect Conference Nov 8-9. Our guest speaker is Brian Housman, founder of  360family.org  and author of numerous books, such as Tech Savvy Parenting and How You Always Meant to Parent. There will be one session on Friday night, and two sessions on Saturday morning. This event is free and open to all parents, grandparents and people who work with students. Join us as we look at some key issues in today's culture and learn ways to transform family relationships. Stay tuned for more details!
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DivorceCare  is a support group held at Colonial Woods Missionary Church geared to helping individuals work through the emotions that go along with divorce. Whether the separation be recent or from the past, it's never to early or late to being healing.  The next session will meet on Wednesday's from 6:45 pm to 8:00 pm, for 10 weeks beginning September 4th, 2019 and can be joined at any time. To register or for more information, please call the Counseling Center at 810-984-5575. (Child care is provided) Cost is a $30.00 one time fee for attendance and material. 
GriefShare  is a support group held at Colonial Woods Christian Counseling Center for those who are grieving a loss due to death. The next session will meet on Mondays from 7:00 – 8:30 pm for 15 weeks, beginning September 9th, 2019 and can be joined at any time. To register or for more information, please call the Counseling Center at 810-984-5575. Payment is a one time fee of $30.00 for attendance and material. (No Child Care Provided) 

Widowed Care is a support group for those who have lost a spouse through death. It is a group for processing grief in a supportive environment. It is held at Colonial Woods Missionary Church on Mondays from 7:00 – 8:30 pm and running for 10 sessions beginning September 9th, 2019. To register or for more information, please call the Counseling Center at 810-984-5575. Payment is a one time fee of $30.00 for attendance and material.
Colonial Woods Missionary Church will be hosting a FREE FOOD & WINTER COAT GIVEAWAY on Wednesday, September 18 starting at 11:00 AM in the church parking lot. This event is open to everyone. Please bring containers or bags to collect your food.
One Nation Training Youth Event, Thursday, September 19th, 6-9 pm at Lake Huron Medical Center Lighthouse Café, Register for Youth Event

One Nation Training Faith Community Event, Saturday, September 21st, 9-3 pm at Hillside Wesleyan Church, Register for Faith Community Event.
  **Please note that the events and information listed in Faith Matters do not necessarily reflect the opinions and viewpoints of Operation Transformation.**

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