J17 Ministries
in collaboration with various
ministries in Tucson and beyond
6 August 2019
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J17 MINISTRIES?
John 17 Unity Prayer Gathering
Join us at 4 pm today for the first unity prayer gathering at the J17 Ministries office. We are on the campus of the Center of Opportunity, 4550 S. Palo Verde Rd. ( map). When you arrive, stop at the welcome desk to ask for directions to our office.
Gatherings are held the first Tuesday of each month, beginning at 4 pm.

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Thanks to new donors, the matching grant we received is now 83% met! Maybe God is calling you to be the one to push us over the top! We pray for new partners committed to giving at least $25/month. One-time gifts and monthly commitments for any amount are always welcome. How will you invest in Jesus' John 17 prayer?
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Harmony Hub
Honor Thy Mother and Father:
A Kitchen Servant's Perspective
Rose Tederous
I went through a John 17 Weekend in July 2016. Although I had signed up months prior, you could say I went kicking and screaming, arguing and excuse making with God to get me out of it.

As I am writing this piece, the song Break Every Chain comes to mind to describe my experience. However, this is not about my experience as a participant. This article is about my experience returning to a John 17 Weekend one year later as a servant. 

READ MORE of how serving in a kitchen honored a mother.
Collaboration Corner
Love and Purpose
Dave Strong
It happened again! Why was I surprised? God has been faithful in the past, and He was active again
reaching out in love to the men in this city. Another group of men were blessed at the Men’s July 18-21
John 17 Weekend, including me.
 
I doubt I am the Lone Ranger. Many of you involved in ministry know what it is like trying to organize an
event and seeing slower progress than you had expected. It wasn’t until the last week or so before the
event that participant registration began in earnest. God’s timing is everything. Sometimes I think he is
trying to teach me humility, and in fact, I know that to be the case.

READ MORE about the Christian community growing in Tucson.
The Donkey-Elephant War
I first met Taysir (Tass) Abu Saada in February 2019, and only because of a series of divine circumstances somewhat associated with my full-time job of connecting Christians to one another. The story he shared with the 50 or so of us in the room was so riveting that I boldly requested some additional time with him over lunch. We remain connected due to our common life calling, though our life circumstances couldn’t possibly be any different.

READ MORE from the latest blog post in preparation for a new book, The Good News of Jesus in a Donkey Elephant War.
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John 17 Weekends
Victory Reunion
August 17, 1-4 pm
Pantano Christian Church ( map )
John 17 Weekend alumni and families are invited to a time of fellowship and praise. Bring a dessert to share and encourage each other in our walk. Coffee and drinks provided. Our families played an important role in in our being able to attend the Weekend, and we want to show our appreciation!
4Tucson Church of the Week
Week of August 4
Victory Outreach
Tucson City Church
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