Pause and Reflect January 2018

Jesus said to let the little children come to Him. The disciples “scorned” Jesus. Imagine that!!

Spoil the Child

We have just returned from Michigan visiting our 5 grandchildren and their parents. We like to love on our grandchildren. Some might call it spoiling. I call it showing them how important they are in God’s eyes.

Spare the rod and spoil the child… Do not withhold the rod of correction…Talk about abuse; these phrases lifted from scripture have been misused and abused. Rods are more often used to guide than used as a instrument of physical punishment. The rod of discipline may have some application toward corporate physical punishment. But consider the function of a rod. Pistons in an automobile engine have rods that guide and force other objects in the same fashion not deviating. Other machinery has guide rods that keep the mechanism performing the same way all the time. Guide rods hold bridges from dangerously swaying.

Remember to pray that we will faithfully encourage and remind those we work with the truth of Psalm 27:10, “Even if my father and mother abandon me, the Lord will hold me close.” This was never my experience but many I work with are dealing with neglect and identity issues from childhood. I’m an Ambassador for Christ to share the good news of God’s love.

Remember to pray for my parents as they pack and prepare to move near us.

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My mom shared this cartoon with me. Pray for my parents as they are selling their house and moving closer to us in Tennessee.

13 Years and Counting

We are entering 13 years of ministry; eight as Mobile Mission Ministry. 2018 offers many new opportunities to remain faithful to the task at hand. Your prayer partnership and financial participation brings you right along side what we do each day, week, and month.

Thank you for being a part of this ministry. Much of what we do is guiding those who have had little or no guidance. We guide teams in a common task or goal. We share God’s love. We shepherd, and guide individuals toward a relationship with Christ.

Vision for 2018

Our Pastor shared his vision for our church in 2018 and really beyond; Core Values that will always guide us: Two of them summed up this way 1) The Gospel first and always, 2) We are uniquely called. What is the vision God has given you for 2018?

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