MARK YOUR CALENDARS
August 28th Doug and Diane Wheeler will be here and Doug will preach for us that morning. We will have combined adult classes and our monthly pot luck lunch.
NOTICE!!! A SPECIAL CONTRIBUTION COMING
Eastern European Ministry (EEM) has designated Sunday, September 25th, as their “Million Dollar Sunday.” On this day they hope congregations across the nation can help them raise a million dollars to buy Bibles and Bible lesson materials for school children throughout Eastern Europe! We intend to have a special contribution on the 25th of September to help in this effort. Please start praying for this opportunity and consider being as generous as you can with this good work. We will be sharing more details as the date approaches. – Joe
DEACONS’ list of duties as well as the list of recommended service providers has been updated. If you would like to have these updated lists, copies are provided on the table at the back of the auditorium.
IMPORTANT!!!! In the listing of new member Maria Ramirez’s information last week, there was a mistake in the house number. That number should be 3528. Please make that correction in your records.
“Therefore encourage one another and build one another up, just as you are doing.” 1 Thessalonians 5:11 (ESV) We are always built up and encouraged when we hear from the Welches in Cambodia. Keep them in your thoughts and prayers. For the elders, Ken D
Welches July 2016 Newsletter Part 1 of 2
Greetings dearest loved ones,
We are extremely encouraged to be sharing with you the joy of ministry. Your prayers and partnership continues to have a major impact on the work and lives in Cambodia. Proclaiming Christ is the story and our mission. It began more than 10 years ago and continues today. We are grateful you are a part of the story and thank you for your faith and trust in the ways you allow us to impact those we are blessed to serve.
We are so grateful for each one of you. Thank you so much for the blessings you are in our lives and the Lord’s work here in Cambodia. Furthermore, we praise God for a time of rich encouragement from family and friends during our recent furlough visit. We are humbled and incredibly blessed to have you walking with us and cheering us on in this amazing work. Our prayer is this update uplifts your heart and mind just as it uplifts us to share it with you. Since our last newsletter we have really been focusing on our next steps; “Refocusing and Transformation in Christ.” The journey continues!
During our stateside visit Dennis was blessed with an opportunity to travel to Atlanta, Georgia for Christian coach training from Creative Results Management. Although he had some great ideas on how this program could assist us in our ministry, the coaching program exceeded his expectations. Dennis has already seen how his training has helped him approach ministry in new ways. The training incorporates a faith-based perspective and is impacting lives and seeing people transformed. Dennis already has used this tool to bless others and coaching has significantly impacted the way we do our discipleship training ministry. Praise God for gifting us with new resources and additional ways to serve.
Come Before Winter, is a Churches of Christ retreat originally started for missionary women. Sharon joined her first CBW, March of this year in Australia. She couldn’t stop sharing how great it was. The first ever men’s version was recently held in Chiang Mai, Thailand. The event was packed with great singing, studying, praying, meditating, reflecting and story-telling through the Gospel of Luke. Story-telling is a big part of ministry in Asian cultures because, although most people can now read and write, the cultures are still mostly oral/visual. All who attended were richly encouraged and spiritually challenged. We are grateful to those who planned and lead the retreat. Eternal love and blessings, Dennis & Sharon
Hey Ken – this has happened before that we receive something much later than it appears it was originally posted – any idea why?