Monday, July 9, 2018

MONDAY'S MAGNIFICENT MOMENTS...

WIN A BIBLE, A JOURNAL, AND A PEN
the banner is for Pastor Jon's blog and "almost daily letter"
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THOUGH NOT FINAL... BE ENCOURAGED.

Though the CDA has not yet responded, we have been given some encouraging news which will be shared with the church this coming Saturday.

We will be having either a business meeting following the service if we have a quorum or a town hall meeting. If we cannot reach quorum due to the holiday season and many of our members out of the country the town hall meeting will be for information to be shared with the church body and all who wish to join us for the most recent update as to where we are at in the shifting process. We will take time for Q&A and answer all the questions that we have an answer to concerning the shifting.

Thank you all for your diligent prayers during this time. Please note that it is not time to stop praying but to continue to petition the Lord, sharing your preference but letting our Father know, more than anything, you want His will to be done.
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NO MATTER WHAT DECISION

I want to continue speaking to the shifting we are currently facing but from an angle not yet discussed broadly.

Over the past two years, God has taken some of EBCI's leaders and servent members and moved them out of the country. This is from adults to some of our committed teens. The list is too long to put here and the reason for this chapter in my blog/letter is not to identify them but to make a passionate plea for those who God has chosen to have remained in Dubai. Let me be blunt... EBCI needs all who are a part of the EBCI makeup (members, attendees [long or short term], new faces knowing EBCI is where God is calling you for now)... we need you to step up and get involved. It really doesn't matter if we return to the villa or stay at DECC, EBCI needs you to serve with us... where God is leading.

If we return to the villa, the need is real. If we must remain at DECC, the need is more real as we will need to seek God for His plan to accomplish our purpose in a completely different way than we are familiar.

from Issachar, men who understood the times and knew what Israel should do... 1 Chronicles 12:32aNIV

It is time for us to "Seize the Day".
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PRAYER FOCUS FOR THE WEEK

I urge you to make it a priority to keep your Mission Team and the people of Kolkata in your prayers. These are just a few pictures already sent home... and more will be sent as they serve the Lord and reach the people of Kolkata this week. I am proud of each one of our team members and the sacrifice they have made to be used of God, reaching the nations.

Please note: In the top middle picture, your team is holding umbrellas. These are used to keep the wet rain off the head.  Here in Dubai, these are called shadebrellas which are used to keep the sun off the head.
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A SPECIAL CALLED MEETING WILL TAKE PLACE AT THE END OF SATURDAY'S WORSHIP SERVICE TO GIVE AN UPDATE AS TO WHERE WE ARE IN THE SHIFTING PROCESS. PLEASE MAKE PLANS TO BE WITH US SATURDAY AND HANG OUT AFTER THE SERVICE FOR THIS ENCOURAGING BUT NOT FINALIZED INFORMATION.



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