Friday, July 14, 2017

back2school comes alive

I will bless my people and their homes around my holy hill. And in the proper season I will send the showers they need. There will be showers of blessing.

Why the fuss?  There are so many reasons for what we do.  In particular I am speaking about our back2school outreach that will celebrate it’s 10th year in just a few days.  Why do we and all these other churches go to the lengths we do to serve students?  It is because we know that serving others is always right.

A few things or thoughts I hold tightly to that I’d like to share with you.  (None of these are original with me.)  Whoever shows up most in someone’s life wins the battle of influence.  To find your purpose in life begin by serving others.  Real service with true love is shown in serving someone who cannot serve you in return.

It makes me so excited to see the new churches that have joined in this year.  Four of the nine churches are brand new.  Two of the nine locations have 5 or more churches working together.  As a whole more than 20 churches are partnering to serve at least 2,500 students through the 10th annual back2school event.

And it all starts this Saturday with registration.  Would you pray for each family that will be touched with this year’s event?  Will you share with others?  Share with people in need in our area.  Share with those who would like to help sponsor this event that calls for a budget of more than $50,000 and goods that have a retail value of more than $100,000. 

Honestly, this makes my heart race, and it is often pretty scary.  Yet, God comes through each and every time.  This Saturday in the first registration day we will get to look in to the eyes of each of these students and share life and hope.  It is going to be amazing. 

Philippians 4:19  NLT
And this same God who takes care of me will supply all your needs from his glorious riches, which have been given to us in Christ Jesus.

Thank you for joining in through prayer.  If you are close by, please come out and help us.  There’s more to come!

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