Newsletter Week of April 1st

Pastor’s Piece

Our team in Puerto Rico is doing great work for the kingdom of God! The people of Puerto Rico have struggled to rebuild after the massive storms that crippled them a little over a year ago. While they continue to get little help from politicians, I am proud that the people of Puerto Rico see that the Body of Christ has not abandoned them. It’s a reminder to me that our lasting hope is found in Christ Jesus, not in our world. Please continue to pray for our group as they move to a new worksite today, for a safe journey back home on Saturday, and for the lives that they’ll change while they are down there.

Have you ever felt unqualified for a job or maybe a volunteer role at church or somewhere else? The Bible is full of stories of people who were asked to play a leading role in God’s story who had plenty of reasons to say, “you can’t possibly mean me, God.” Abraham and Sarah were too old. Moses got tongue tied. Despite all our own imperfections, God inexplicably and regularly insists on using us to do God’s work. This week we’ll be continuing our sermon series called “The God Story.” We will look at the story of David in the Old Testament, and we’ll see how God takes our unlikely stories and uses us still today.

Blessings,
Pastor Andy
  
Ways to Get Connected        Puerto Rico Mission Trip
Please pray for our mission team who are working this week in Puerto Rico. We pray for their safe return this Saturday, and that God will use them as His hands and feet as they serve those on this mission field.

Hope House Volunteers
The next Hope House volunteer days are April 24th (Wed.), 26th (Fri.) and 27th (Sat.) from 9:00-2:00.
AWARENESS
Lake of the Ozark Stop Human Trafficking Coalition
Awareness is the key to fighting human trafficking AT THE LAKE!
For information on how to get involved, visit their website at:
https://www.stoptraffickinglakeozarks.org
or attend their monthly meetings. The next two meetings are April 25th at Osage Beach City Hall and May 23rd at St. George Episcopal Church in Camdenton.