This week the Word of God has been spreading from our church “live” to the continents of Europe and Asia. I feel extremely honored to share the Three Angels message in the Russian language through the Hope Channel Russia, Hope Channel Ukraine, 3 ABN Russia and TBN Europe. Every day thousands of listeners across this vast territory learn about hope in Jesus. After the broadcast they stay for the “live” question and answer session, where they also share their prayer requests and ask for Bible studies. Call centers across the Euro-Asia Division receive their requests and connect them with local pastors. We may not have a fancy studio at our church, but we have a church family that believes in sharing the Gospel and leading people to Jesus. Thank you for your support and your prayers. This Sabbath is the final broadcast of this series. Please pray for those who are just starting Bible studies in Europe and Asia.
Here is an invitation from Edymar, our Men’s Ministry leader: “You do not want to miss out on the blessing we have scheduled this Sunday at men’s breakfast. I had the opportunity of listening to Grant speak at the Rock-Solid men’s retreat back in March and it was powerful, dynamic and full of fervor for our Lord and Savior. For those who do not know who Grant is, below is a little bio from the Blue Print for Men’s website. I hope you make every effort to attend this Sunday. If you would like to help cook, we start at 7:30am in the fellowship hall. Otherwise, I hope to see you at 8:30am sharp! Now go and spread the word! Let’s show some support for our brother in Christ.”
GRANT GRAVES is a veteran educator, gifted speaker, and author. His career path includes teaching from elementary through college and more recently as a corporate sales and marketing trainer. He loves working out, listening to books and podcasts, and spending time with his wife Riley and their daughter Libby. Recently he released his first book, “Fearless: Finding Courage in the Character of God”. His dream is to one day hear Jesus say, “Well done, my good and faithful friend.”
On Thursday night we continued the Reversing Diabetes seminar. I was impressed with the efficiency and the spirit of hospitality showed by our volunteers. Sylvia Hyde has an excellent team of people willing to help and to serve. Thank you, Sylvia, for your hard work. This seminar has proved to be a blessing.
Cereal Barrel ministry needs your support. Thank you for your consistent help in the past. Let us always remember about those in our community who cannot afford a box of cereal for breakfast for their family. Christ teaches us to care and to share. Thank you, Julia Easter, for coordinating this program.
Over the last couple of weeks the church Building committee, church Board and church elders met a number of times to review our church building plans and financial goals. Finally we are now ready for the Church Business meeting. The meeting will take place this Sunday @ 5 PM in the Fellowship Hall. I have invited two leaders from the Conference office who will bring their input and will be happy to answer our questions. Please, do not miss this important meeting.
A few days ago I had a good talk with some members of the Hispanic Adventist Church who are building their church on Ooltewah-Ringgold Rd. They shared with me how Satan was trying to discourage their members from moving forward with the project when COVID hit the world. However, they did not allow doubts and fears to prevail. They are so excited that this project is vibrantly moving forward. God’s work needs to expand and to continue till the day we see Him coming in glory.
PRAYERS. It is with great sadness and pain I share with you that early this week David Denton’s father and step-mother were involved in a terrible car accident. David’s step mother did not survive the accident. A memorial service was held for her this afternoon. David’s father, Melvin, needs lots of prayers as he is recovering after the accident. Please uplift David, Becky and their whole family in your prayers as they go through this devastating experience of grief and pain.
The driver in the other car who also did not survive the accident, is Michael Cylke, a former graduate of OAKS and used to be in our Pathfinder club. Please remember his family in your prayers as well. He was only 31.
Let the Lord bless you as we are welcoming the Sabbath day.
See you tomorrow.