Hi Five Oakers,
I’ve got TEN things I want to share with you today.
#1 – The Journeymen Ministry (our Men’s Ministry) Hearts & Hammers event last weekend wowed everyone involved. Over 40 guys (young and old) painted the house and did the landscaping of someone in need last Saturday and they were done in by 2pm! Amazing. That’s a great testament not only to the men who worked hard and the amount of men who showed up; it’s a testament to the leaders, Scott Halverson and Adam Igl. It’s really hard to coordinate 40 people working all at once like that. Way to go! Check out more pictures the Journeymen website here. Great to see so many dads bring their sons.
#2 – One of our members and small group leaders has been focusing on bringing Christ to his workplace through simple spiritual conversations (applying some of the stuff from the Mission of God series) and now that has morphed into a Bible study at work with about five of his colleagues!
#3 – The VBS kids raised enough money during VBS to sponsor 4 kids at the orphanage in Haiti and we just received the names and pictures: Judson, Jasmine, Stanley, and Dada (pictured below, in order). For new folks, our church funded and sent teams to build the orphanage in partnership with GVCM, led by Yves Prophet. We still help support the workers wages there each year out of our Impact funds.
#4 – Your small group leaders were in training on Sunday (or the Sunday before). Thank them for taking the time to grow their leadership skills and heart. They are there at small group every week and they are prepared. You bless them when you make small group a priority and come prepared
#5 – I’m experiencing something tonight. Kari Ennulat (First Impressions Director) is holding an Ushers teleconference at 8pm tonight for some training and inspiration. I get to play a small part.
#6 – Fusion (Wednesday evening high school ministry) had their Lumberjack Extravaganza last Wednesday. Here are pictures of some of the leaders gearing up for the party.
#7- We were doing some filming for a campaign video and the videographer used a drone with a super high definition video camera on it. Here are a couple of stills from the shoot. Can’t wait to see the finished product.
#8- The Story of God team is assembled and preparing for the group that starts next Tuesday. If you haven’t yet registered, go here. If you want more information, email me.
#9- The Village Schools of the Bible class had 23 people in it last week! Story of God on steroids.
#10- Campaign devotional books written by Group Life team members arrived today. Distribution this weekend. First day devotional starts on Monday. Don't miss it.
Blessings, Pastor Henry