Have you ever felt the urge to pray for someone and then just put it on a list and said, “I’ll pray for them later?” Or has anyone ever called you and said, “I need you to pray for me, I have this need”? Read the following story that was sent to me and may it change the way that you think about prayer and also the way you pray. I pray that you will be blessed by this. READ MORE »
Monthly archives for April, 2010
This year, our Missionary team is working hard to raise money for our upcoming summer missionary trip to Russia, 2010! This year, we have a variety of beautiful flowers to offer you, with which you can surprise your mother this Motherâ€™s Day! Every bouquet is made with a special touch!
Our prices are very affordable:
Only $20 for a beautiful basket bouquet.
$40 for a vase filled with either red, white, or pink roses.
The best bouquet is only for $45. You will have your mother amazed by the flowers she will receive!
Please HURRY! Last day to order is THIS FRIDAY April 30th!
For more info, contact:
Lyana Tagintsev (916) 225-8562
Kseniya Tagintsev (916)225-8564
ALL funds raised are going to be used for sharing the good news about Jesus and eternal life to the people of Russia!
This is an announcement about the crusade that will be happening over this weekend (April 24 – 25). If you still haven’t heard, our plans have slightly changed. San Francisco has cancelled so we will only be going to Santa Barbara. Those who are interested in going, please turn in the application to me along with $40. The money will go towards the rental of vans and for food. Also, the requirement is participation in the program, whether you sing in choir, in a skit, say a poem, help with food, etc. Those who cannot afford but want to go, please talk to Denis Samodarov. We will be leaving Saturday morning (4/24) at 7am. Please come to church parking lot at 6:30am. If you have any questions, please ask. God bless.
For applications, click here:Â Crusade Application Santa Barbara
A story by Max Lucado
Once there was a man who dared God to speak.
“Burn the bush like you did for Moses, God and I will follow.
Collapse the walls like you did for Joshua, God and I will fight.
Still the waves like you did on Galilee, God and I will listen.”
And so the man went and sat by a bush, near a wall close to the sea and waited for God to speak.
And God waited for the man to respond.
And he waited …
And waited …
But because the man was looking at bushes, not hearts; bricks, not lives; seas and not souls, he decided that God had done nothing.
Finally he looked at God and asked, “Have you lost your power?”
And God looked at him and said, “Have you lost your hearing?”
One day a farmer’s donkey fell down into a well.
The animal cried piteously for hours as the farmer tried to figure out what to do.
Finally, he decided the animal was old, and the well needed to be covered up anyway;
it just wasn’t worth it to retrieve the donkey.
He invited all his neighbors to come over and help him.
They all grabbed a shovel and began to shovel dirt into the well.
At first, the donkey realized what was happening and cried horribly.
Then, to everyone’s amazement he quieted down.
A few shovel loads later, the farmer finally looked down the well.
He was astonished at what he saw.
With each shovel of dirt that hit his back, the donkey was doing something amazing.
He would shake it off and take a step up.
As the farmer’s neighbors continued to shovel dirt on top of the animal, he would shake it off and take a step up. Pretty soon, everyone was amazed as the donkey stepped up over the edge of the well and happily trotted off!
Life is going to shovel dirt on you, all kinds of dirt.
The trick to getting out of the well is to shake it off and take a step up.
Each of our troubles is a steppingstone.
We can get out of the deepest wells just by not stopping, never giving up!
Shake it off and take a step up.
Remember the five simple rules to be happy:
1. Free your heart from hatred – Forgive.
2. Free your mind from worries – Most never happens.
3. Live simply and appreciate what you have.
4. Give more.
5. Expect less from people but Â more from God.
Info taken from : http://www.care2.com/c2c/groups/disc.html?gpp=3278&pst=976988
Finally, as a wish for everyone, strive to move forward in life, trusting only God and continuing to make yourselves look like the image of Christ! Read Phillipians 3:13-14.
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