Straight from God’s Word
Jesus says in Matthew 25:40
“I tell you the truth, whatever you did for one the least of these brothers of mine, you did for me.”
He wants us to care for the least of these and as the Bible also says in Galatians 5:13b
“serve one another humbly in love.”
God calls us to serve those around us and be His hands and feet here on earth. It is important that we experience this at home and in other areas of the country. Seeing other cultures and ways of life not only develops compassion but also humble us. At a young age or any age that is really important.
2018 AUSTWELL, TEXAS
2018 MISSION TRIP UPDATE
We are back! The nine people who attended the mission trip to Austwell, Texas, are back. While we had our challenges with heat, illness, and Texas size mosquito. We need to keep it in perspective and see it as a success. We did what we set out to do, we painted two houses, learned first-hand what the people experienced with Hurricane Harvey and how they are rebuilding their lives. Mrs. Lopaz was so delighted over what we had done. Thus, our sufferings pale in comparison to theirs with all the destruction, restoring of their lives, and overcoming the daily fear of potential storms in the future.
We also had some additional learning by attending The Great Passion Play in Eureka Springs, Arkansas, it was awesome. We saw an Israeli bomb shelter, not historical, but a present day reality. Every day Israel is being bombed. Along with all of that working and learning, we also had some fun by going to a water park and a trampoline park.
Many thanks to people who made this happen: Kim Meyer for trip planning and making beautiful journals. Andria Molina for t-shirts, financial support, and more. Brandie Wilson for being the female chaperone. Mike Timler for the use of his truck. And, all of you for your prayers, water, painting supplies, and more. Mayor Mary shared with us, that their greatest support and help has come from churches such as ours. “Well done, good and faithful servants.” – Pastor Mark