We have had a Fantastic October, haven’t we? Our Youth put on an awesome service on October 30. We saw a great presentation of all the ministries going on in our congregation on the 23rd as we asked for your support in the coming year and Robert Collins gave an awesome message on Laity Sunday! The first Sunday in November we will remember the saints of our church who have gone on to be with the Lord during the last year. It will be a meaningful time of worship and remembrance.
You have also heard me talking in recent months about a mission trip. We had hoped to go to Panama in 2017 where our missionaries, David and Cindy Ceballos are serving. However, they are already booked up through the end of next summer and will be back in the U.S. during the fall of 2017. Therefore, a mission trip to Panama in 2017 will not be possible, but we will still be taking a mission trip in 2017.
In early October Hurricane Matthew barreled through the Caribbean causing widespread damage. Our Minister of Music and Worship, Davin Hutchinson, and his wife Brooke both have family living in the Bahamas. While their families are OK, there is an opportunity for us to go and help with the recovery effort during Spring Break in March of 2017.
If you are interested in going with us, please let me know as soon as possible. We are already checking into airfare costs and looking at accommodations for the trip. We will also need to start raising money as soon as possible. If you plan to go, you will need a passport as well as a tetnus booster unless you haven’t had one in the last 5 years. Since you will be working in areas that may have been flooded, a hepatitis A vaccine is recommended as well.
I hope you will prayerfully consider God’s call to go with us to the Bahamas and extend the hands of Jesus to those who have been affected by Hurricane Matthew. Make a commitment to be a disciple who is making a difference by reaching the world.
See You Sunday!