Opportunity to Flow this summer

A good friend of mine Ben Myers runs Arrowhead Bible Camp and he has some exciting ministry opportunities available this summer.  Let me encourage you to pray about these.

#1 – Staff
– Assistant Cook (18 yrs. or older)
– Counselors (18 yrs. or older)
– Co-counselors / Co-program staff (16-17 yrs. old)
– Music Leader (play music and lead singing for our programs)
– Lifeguards (this role can be combined with other roles at camp)

#2 – James Project
– We have a few weeks still available for James Project groups.  Check out the attached brochure and the website –www.abcjamesproject.org
– Week 2 is available (June 19th – 25th) – during our Shepherds Camp program
– Week 5 is available (July 11th – 16th) – during our Day Camp program
– Week 9 is available (August 7th – 14th) – during a guest group week

For more info check out:

www.shepherdscamp.org (our primary ministry to adults with developmental disabilities)
www.abcdaycamp.org (our free day camp for kids)
www.abcjamesproject.org (one week missions opportunities for families, student ministries, churches, etc.)

Friends in Mozambique

Nicoles cousin and his family live in Africa and we just got this prayer request from another couple that is dear to their hearts.

Dear Praying Friends, We are asking prayer for an urgent matter in our family. Rodger traveled to Mozambique Island on Monday and became very ill the second night there. After a few hours thinking it was most likely malaria, it became clear that it is the same problem that kept him hospitalized for 5 days in late December, staph infection in the leg. This time, we don’t know what has triggered the infection as he has no wounds on his foot as before. He is returning on a flight tonight and we will go directly to the hospital. Please pray for him. As you can imagine, this is very discouraging. Pray also that he will be okay on the trip home as he has a high fever and is generally feeling miserable. As most of you know, our oldest son Andrew is a sophmore at Rift Valley Academy in Kenya. Last week, we learned that he fainted in class. At that time, the school nurse thought it was dehydration. Today, it happened again, but apparently there was some seizure activity as well. He was taken to Kijabe hospital where they ran a battery of blood tests which all came back normal. He is scheduled to fly home to Maputo for his spring break on Saturday. He would be traveling with other students from RVA. The question at this point is if he is okay to travel. He has been scheduled for a CAT scan in Nairobi tomorrow and to stay overnight with his guardians. We would ask that you pray for Andrew and for wisdom for us and the doctors attending him. As you can imagine, it’s very hard for us to be away from him and to discern what steps we need to take. I, Lynne, am trying to minute by minute trust that God holds Andrew and to not give in to fear and “what if’s”. What I really want is to hop on the next plane to Nairobi, but then I leave behind a sick husband and my other son. We appreciate your prayers for our family. We love you! Lynne

Preaching the Gospel to the De-Churched

Listened to this message from Matt Chandler and wanted to share it with you.  Take 1 hour and watch the video here.

Chandler’s perspective before having a tumor removed

God’s Glory- Cat and Dog Theology

Are you ready to take some steps in your journey with God?  Are you ready to go after God and His Glory like never before.  I want to challenge you to go on a Journey with God.  Ourjourneywithhim.com is a website that gives you access to some great material all for free.

Cat and Dog theology helps us think about God and our lives a little bit different.  I challenge you to listen to one or two messages a week.  Maybe even get a group together and listen and discuss these lessons together.

Let it flow, let it flow, let it flow

I believe that God desires His love to flow through us to others and Friday I had some amazing opportunities to let His love flow through me and I want to share them.

  • First I was responsible for my first Memorial Service.   I was kind of in the a director type role.  I helped with the flow of the service, making sure everyone knew when and what they were doing. I got a chance to share a message remembering the life of the man and focusing on God’s Word.  I thought I did an okay job of not making it to preachy and yet sharing the Gospel.  After I was done a man reminded me that I forgot to have two poems read.  So I laughed at myself and invited the two people to come and read.

    After the lady who shared the second poem was finished she proceeded to share about how the passing of her loved one has impacted her life.  It gave her a chance to reflect on the things that were missing in her life.  She shared that she knew all about God but didn’t really know God.  Her testimony was in creditable.  It tied in perfectly with the message that I shared.

  • Then, after the Memorial Service there was a time for food and fellowship.  During this time I had a chance to talk with a man in his mid 30’s who came to the states for his Senior year of College.  He fell into parting, drinking, and drugs.  At some point this man said he surrendered his life to God.  Now, he doesn’t know who this God is that he surrender to but he does know it has changed his life.  He doesn’t believe the Bible is God’s word, nor does he believe that Jesus is God’s son, but after our long conversation he said that he is open to learning more about the God that he surrendered to.

    He left our conversation encouraged.  Willing to continue talking.  I believe I showed this man love even though his beliefs didn’t line up with mine.  I believe our conversation was good, and he accepted it, because I was not trying to convince him to surrender to the Lordship of Christ.  I was just sharing with Him the beliefs that I have as a result of reading God’s Holy Word.  I was sharing with Him the things that the Spirit of God was laying on my heart as we spoke.  I am trusting that God continues to challenge this man to surrender to the Lordship of Christ.

  • I ended my day going down town to York City’s Light Up Night.  There are all kinds of activities for people to be involved in with the focus being lighting the Christmas tree.  Myself, and several others from Pathway were able to hand out over 500 invitations to Pathways Christmas Eve Service at the Strand Theater.

    What a great day watching God’s love Flow through me.

Focusing on God’s Glory: Fee’s explanation

This is part of the explanation given for the song. Download Fee’s newest album from iTunes and get the entire video explanation. It is worth the money.

Steve Fee: Glory to God Forever from Catalyst on Vimeo.