Monday, July 31, 2017

5 till B2S


But Jesus called for them, saying, “Permit the children to come to Me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of God belongs to such as these.

It is 5 till B2S.  That is, it is 5 days until the big event of back2school.  This coming Friday we will serve students with special needs and their families, and on Saturday we will serve over 2,000 students at 9 different locations.

First, it is about the kids.  What an honor it is to bless, encourage, share hope and teach a student that there is more to life than taking tests or just getting by.  Life should have purpose and be full of hope.  That is one part we are so excited about.

Second, it is amazing to look at the churches that are on board to serve this year.  I ask you pray for these churches and pray for their blessings (I am all smiles and also so grateful for each and everyone partnering with us… I may miss some, so forgive me): Woodlawn Church of God Austinville (and 5 others in that area), Mercy Church Stuart, Gathering Place Critz, Fairway Baptist Bassett, First Baptist Ridgway, Moffett Memorial Baptist Danville, First Presbyterian Martinsville, Calvary Christian Martinsville, Starling Ave Baptist Martinsville, First Baptist Martinsville, Christ Episcopal Martinsville, St. Paul High Street Baptist Martinsville, Grace Presbyterian Martinsville, Mercy Crossing Martinsville, The Community Fellowship Collinsville, Rich Acres Christian Martinsville, McCabe Memorial Baptist Martinsville, Vision Assembly Collinsville, CrossPoint Ridgeway, Forrest Hills Presbyterian Martinsville and more.  Ain’t that awesome.

As we are 5 days from the big event I spend a little time thinking about how we receive these students in to our churches.  It will be with smiles, open arms and with purpose.  I pray that each and every student and their families will be excited and blessed, encouraged and filled with a little more hope.  Pray.  Pray for these students and for all these churches.

It is going to be the best back2school ever!

Titus 3:14  NASB
Our people must also learn to engage in good deeds to meet pressing needs, so that they will not be unfruitful.


Pray for our back2school outreach that begins on Friday.

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happy birthday, Julie

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