It’s one thing to teach people about Jesus, but it is not the same as bringing someone to Jesus. People will want to come Jesus if my attitude, my life and my actions are saturated with the love and grace of Christ. They will want to have the same life changing experience as they see in my life. This is not a Bible study or theology class. This is changing everything in the way I relate to every human being around me. Christ was not dealing with perfect people. Most of the time He was in the company of broken, sinful souls. They wanted to be around Jesus because He was accepting them the way they were. He was treating them with love and respect. We are called to bring others to Christ.
On May 15 our church ladies had a great time together. Summer Bradford shared with me that it was “a beautiful day with beautiful flowers and fellowship.” Here are a few photos from their breakfast.
On Monday and Tuesday OAKS had two graduations. I was absolutely impressed with both programs. We have a wonderful school and great teachers. Here are a couple of photos from the graduation events:
I hope you remember camp meeting is starting next Wednesday on the campus of Southern Adventist University. Both of your pastors will be there the whole week. If you click on this link you can open the camp meeting website with the full schedule of presentations and seminars:
Next Sabbath, June 5, we’ll have both services at the regular times. There will be potluck after the second service. Everyone is invited.
Help for Ukraine continues to flow through the Light of Hope Ministry. I am so glad that we can help so many suffering people seeking food and safety. Last week we added one more region to the list of the refugee support areas. Hundreds of packets with food and hygiene items were distributed among the relocating families.
With your support we helped one of the orphanages with over 350 refugee children to acquire a commercial washing machine.
Next week my daughter Barby and one other Light of Hope ministry volunteer, Dana Ursulenko, will travel to Ukraine to work out the logistics for helping the orphans needing urgent medical treatment. Please remember Barby and Dana in your prayers. I’ll keep you posted as they travel through the war torn regions of Ukraine.
This Sabbath afternoon, May 28, you are invited to attend a musical concert prepared by Nataliya, who is from Ukraine herself. All donations received after the concert will be sent to the Dnepro region. If you write a check please make it payable to Ooltewah Church with a note “Light of Hope”.
Here is a link to the latest Light of Hope Newsletter.
Our June Bible seminar is starting on June 22 @ 6:30 PM. Here is the flyer
Happy Sabbath. See you in the morning.