Thursday, May 31, 2018

THURSDAY'S THOUGHTS

NOT SURE HOW TO DESCRIBE IT

Summer is here. Families are counting the days until school is out so they can travel to cooler places. The landscape of traffic and crowds will diminish. Malls will be a refuge. Power bills will increase. Church will drop in number due to travelers. It will be hot.

It is already in the 100's (for my non-metric readers). It will only get hotter. The breeze we get is a hot breeze. The journey of a 5 minute to the car each day walk is no longer enjoyable. Yet, life goes on.

This is not a negative of the city but the reality of living in this geographic region. Visitors are always welcome to come but getting out to enjoy the many wonderful outdoor activities and attractions at this time are something we will let you do and pray for you as you endeavor to be brave or just looney.

Even the beach crowd is smaller - much smaller. Fewer people get into the water because the water is uncomfortably warm (some may say hot).

Yet, in the midst of all this, our ministry continues. we still work hard to encourage the church family, share Jesus, make disciples. We continue to do what we love to do.
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HELP US MAKE DISCIPLES 
AND REACH THE WORLD.

This part of today's posting is more for my stateside family and friends. With no pressure whatsoever, let me ask straight out... Would you like to financially help EBCI by partnering with us financially? God has given us a big vision and it is going to take resources to be the ACTS 1:8 church we are called to be. 

Some of our current ministries you can pray for...
  • AWANA - Active Children's program
  • 180 - Youth Ministry
  • Telugu Ministry to the laborers - Our Mission Pastor, Yesu, and his church
  • Kolkata Christian Fellowship - Once a year trip to Kolkata, India working with this awesome church working with a medical clinic... children's camp... girls and women rescued from the sex trade and more.
  • Ministry in Lebanon - Help with a seminary and youth camp
We are involved in other ministries throughout the year. If you ever come to visit, you can see some of these ministries first hand. I also invite you to join us on any mission trip we take.

If you want to support us financially, send me an email and I will be glad to tell you how you can give directly or through the IBC so you can get a tax credit for your donation.
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MAKE YOUR DAY BETTER

Have you ever needed a spiritual boost during the week? Do you long to break up the monotony of what this world throws your way with something Biblical and encouraging? Are you willing to take about 30 minutes of your day to hear some of God's finest teachers and preachers on subjects we all deal with? Let me encourage you to check out the following podcasts. Each of them is relevant and helpful to God's people.

Take advantage of the great tools out there that can help you in your Christ journey.

THE BRIEFING - Al Mohler

PRAY THE WORD - David Platt

THE ALTERNATIVE - Tony Evans

There are many podcasts to choose from but my small list here are of people I have heard and can personally recommend.
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