January 16, 2015

Calling generations of all nations to the 
       simplicity and purity of devotion to Christ!

Mike & Debbie "Rough Water" Video 

Rough Water  


Everyone (followers of Jesus and non-followers of Jesus) will experience rough water: trials, difficulty, and suffering in this life.  However, Jesus proclaimed that His followers may have peace.  Christians can actually experience joy in rough water when they recognize God's grace in the storm!  


On December 27th-28th, Mike and Debbie had the opportunity to share at their home church, Greater Gresham Baptist, some of their journey through the rough water of the last ten months as Debbie was diagnosed with Myasthena Gravis. In the message, "Rough Water," Mike's careful examination of Matthew 14 unpacks the revelation of grace that Jesus demonstrated to Peter and the disciples in the midst of rough water and the truths believers can hold to in the midst of their own difficulties.  


We pray this message will also be a blessing to you. You can watch the message online at https://vimeo.com/115617495This may also be just the message to share with a friend who needs to be encouraged in their faith or hear the Gospel of Jesus.

School Club Meeting

3 Days in Snoqualmi, WA with Lifepointe Community Church  


What a joy to spend three days with youth pastor, Curtis Liley, of Lifepointe Community, ministering to students.  Here is Curtis' summary our time of ministry together.  


"I was thankful that Mike could come join us last week! It was great to have him help serve in what the Lord is doing here in the Snoqualmie Valley. His visit hit on so many different layers, as he was able to minister to students, youth leaders and youth pastors nearly the entire time that he was awake! We went to the local Juvenile Detention Center, met with youth pastors to pray, he spoke to our Christian club at the high school, he met with students at McDonalds and finished off by speaking to our youth group that evening. The Lord used him to challenge and encourage in each place! We look forward to the Great Wolf Lodge retreat at the end of the month and any other opportunities to have him back. Praise God for what He is doing and how He is doing it!" (Curtis Liley) 


On January 30th - February 1st, my family and I look forward to spending the weekend again with students of Lifepointe and many others from sister churches in the Snoqualmie Valley at the Great Wolf Lodge retreat. This will be a strategically focused evangelistic youth event. We are expecting many lost students to attend. Please pray earnestly for their salvation.

MOS Brothers

MOS Annual Race Day

The Men of Simplicity (MOS) brotherhood enjoyed some great time of fellowship and fun on January 10th as they bonded the way men do most naturally, in a shared activity of challenge and competition followed by food - barbeque for these guys!  


God continues, through the weekly teaching of His Word, accountability, discussion and prayer, to deepen the faith of these men and their resolve to live simply and purely devoted to Christ.  


Your prayers each Monday at 7 pm (Pacific time) for these 31 MOS guys would be an investment, not only for each man, but for the family each man leads and the people he influences.      

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Simply Devoted to Christ!  Mike & Debbie   

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Upcoming Ministry Events

Jan. 16
Open Door Christian Academy, Troutdale, OR -- Chapel
Jan. 17

Coulee Baptist Assc., Wenatchee, WA - Youth Event Planning Meeting

Jan. 18
Wenatchee Valley, WA - Preaching Sunday AM Worship
Jan. 30-Feb. 1
Lifepointe Church, Great Wolf Lodge Youth Retreat - Preaching Four Sessions
Men of Simplicity (MOS)
Simplicity Ministries�
Mike Thibodeaux
P.O. Box 388
Fairview, OR 97024

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