WEEKLY NEWS JANUARY 29, 2017

Highland Lakes Community Pantry  Report

Food given out: 78,418 pounds; 29,720 pounds of this came from HEB in Kingsland, through a recovery program in cooperation with the Central Texas Food Bank in Austin. This is food that would have been discarded.

Over the year we served 2,248 households consisting of 7,211 individuals. We had 375 households enrolled in 2016.

A great big “thank you” to our many volunteers in the Pantry and clothes closet. This ministry would not be working without you.

In Christian love, David & Sheri Zoller

Helping Hands Pantry News

The Clothes Closet needs

Men’s Clothes: All sizes, jeans, pants, shirts, T-shirts.

The Treasure of a Young Mind

The Children’s Educational Program is in need of more volunteers. Our current teachers would welcome some helpers and we are always looking for those who would teach!

If you would like to help a young mind understand their God…..we have a ministry for you! If you can help, please mention it to Joe or one of the Elders.

Thank You Note

Update on Leon Taylor (Sherry Wills’ uncle):

Thank you for your prayers. Uncle Leon was released from Rehab Center last Friday. Doctor says hip and leg are looking good, but still will take a long time to heal.

Please continue to pray, his kidney functions are still not back to normal.

Love, Sherry Wills

human-footprints_318-46627Beautiful Footnotes

11 You also must help us by prayer, so that many will give thanks on our behalf for the blessing granted us through the prayers of many. 2 Corinthians 1:11 (ESV)

The power of prayer is a very vital thing in our lives and in the lives of those we desire that the Lord will bless in response to those prayers. What follows is from our brother and fellow workers Dennis and Sharon Welch in Cambodia who have sent us the following message which asks us for our prayers. Pray for these requests to be blessings granted so that our heavenly Father may be glorified and thanked. For the elders, Ken D

Greetings from cool Cambodia,

We hope the New Year has kicked-off for you with a bang…the good kind of bang. Now that Christmas is behind us and the decorations have all been stored away; what’s better for you in 2017?

For us, we’re rejoicing with all that is going on in the Kingdom of God. We see the Lord busy in many places. One place is in Jackson, Tennessee where Sharon’s oldest sister, Marcia lives with her husband, Robert Evans. We’re rejoicing because of their faith. Marcia is facing a major surgery on Monday, January 30. Yet, in the midst of an uncertain outcome she continues to draw her strength from Jesus. Her one-day-at-a-time attitude helps her cope with the stress of not knowing the result. She has been through test after test and remained steadfast in her faith each step of the way.

Sharon leaves Phnom Penh tonight for Texas, and then on to Tennessee to assist Marcia and Robert through this very challenging time. We invite you to pray with us and for all of us as Marcia walks this road of pain and recovery while we each contribute our part in serving them. While we never could have foreseen the fallout from discovering her birth family, the Lord has provided a perfect ministry for the gifts He gave His daughter, Sharon.

In our new neighborhood the whole family, individually and collectively is getting to know those around us—the sellers at the market, the staff and owners of the coffee shops and rice/noodle shops, and the neighbors. With so many people in the neighborhood there is always someone around with whom to interact. Just today Dennis had a spiritual conversation with two older gentlemen concerning the spiritual aspects of the death of a loved one. God is opening doors. Please don’t stop praying.

img_0650Pictured at left, the four of us enjoying a delicious lunch at a local open-air cafe.

Eternal love & blessings

Dennis & Sharon Welch

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