Update on KK’s Mom

November 24, 2010

Thanks for praying for KK’s mom (Charline Coleman).  She came through the surgery and is now in ICU.  Her hip surgery was more complicated than expected due to the condition of her bones (osteoporosis). 

KK says she feels and appreciates your prayers.  Updated prayer requests?

Today we will be waiting as they transition her mother from machines and anesthesia. Assuming she responds well, KK will soon have to make decisions regarding rehab and transition care.  

Thanks for your prayers.  We are thankful for our friends and prayer partners this Thanksgiving!

ag


Thanksgiving

November 23, 2010

Last night our Deacons’ meeting was filled with a spirit of Thanksgiving. A few months ago, these men were moved by God to launch out on a venture of faith. They believed God was leading us to buy the Southside property and they stepped up and provided the leadership needed. They saw God do….

“exceedingly, abundantly beyond all we could ask or think…”

And, now their hearts are overflowing with thanksgiving.

Lesson?

Passivity promotes comparison and complaining.

Radical obedience? Dependence, delight and thanksgiving!


Thanksgiving….

November 18, 2010

Next week many of you will jump in the car and head off to celebrate Thanksgiving with family and friends.  I am praying you will use this time to:

  • Reflect on the blessings of God
  • Ask God to give you insight to your stewardship of these blessings (we know we are blessed to be a blessing) 
  • Thank God for the incredible gift He has given you in Christ (2 Cor. 9.15)
  • Tell your family and friends about the love and hope you have found in Christ.
  • Pray for those who have never heard the message of Christ.
  • Begin talking with your family and friends about this year’s Christmas offering for International Missions (Lottie Moon Christmas Offering)

I am praying that Thanksgiving will move us to open our hearts and give more than we have ever given before!

The missionaries who will recieve this support…and the people who hear the message of Christ…will join in the chorus of thanksgiving that will rise up to His throne!

 


Getting Ready for the First Worship Service

November 13, 2010


The People had a Heart to Work

November 12, 2010

  

“for the people had a mind to work.”  ( Neh. 4:6b)

You should be proud of the volunteers have been working at Calvary: Southside. 

Some have been there every day!  And, every day  we have had new people volunteer!

We will post more pictures soon. 

Stop by tomorrow morning (Sat) and check it out…or jump in there and help get things ready for the first Worship Service on Sunday!


Is Pride Ever OK?

November 11, 2010

Actually, Paul spoke proudly of the church in Thessalonica.  They endured persecution and still gave generously wanting the Word of God to go forth!

I am really proud of you Calvary!  You have demonstrated your heart to see the Word of God go forth!  (you haven’t really been persecuted, but that’s a different subject 🙂   )

Last night, you packed the place and encouraged the Missionaries and their families.  The IMB staff and Missionaries all thanked me for your support.  SO, I want you to know that I don’t get the credit—you do!  Actually, we all know God gets the credit as He works in and through you!

SO, today, I must tell you that I am proud of you and how you are letting God work in and your through your lives, your homes and our Faith Family….called Calvary!


Tonight’s Service….

November 10, 2010

Tonight is big deal. Why?

As we hear the brief testimonies of 49 Missionaries, God will speak to our hearts about:

1.  Our role in sending them…
Four are Calvary members. What is responsibility to hook our lives to them? Pray for them? Visit them? Encourage them? Rejoice with them? Weep with them?

2. Our willingness to join them…
Some will hear God’s call to be a missionary. Ask our missionary-in-residence (Bryan) and he will tell you that he heard God’s call during a service just like this!

3. Our need to sacrificially give to support them…
We will soon begin to give our annual Christmas Offering for International Missions (Lottie Moon Christmas Offering).  Tonight’s service will help us get perspective on how the offering is used to spread the Gospel.

For these, and many more reasons, tonight is a big deal.  

See you there?