Providence to begin Evangelism Explosion
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Last week, the fall season began, and we had some cooler temperatures. This next week, it seems like it will be more like early summer with mid to high 80s predicted. I want FALL! So ready to wear sweaters and long sleeves. I’m tired of cutting grass and sweating! Hopefully, after this warm spell, fall will be in the air. It’ll definitely be time. It’s October!
Providence Baptist is embarking on a new outreach, Evangelism Explosion. This is a new outreach program for us. We will be training people to go out and witness, spreading the good news about Jesus! Please be in prayer for our church as we have other plans to be a beacon in our community.
Only three months until we start a new year. Hopefully we finish this year with a decrease in COVID-19 cases and continue to decrease the use of masks. Praying that schools, churches, stores, and restaurants are able to remain open.
Congratulations to the Rockford Senior Center on getting moved into its new facility. I can’t wait to visit once they finish the setup. I’m sure there will be a grand opening or open house for all to see! If you are a “senior” and live in Rockford and the surrounding area, I encourage you to come out and join. Maybe soon they will be back open for games and fun, in addition to a delicious meal.
This week, I’ve been reading Bible verses on new beginnings. My family has several new beginnings happening. A new great-grandbaby due soon, a couple of my grands are getting married in the next few weeks, one grand bought a house and moved into our community, and my youngest grand turned 16 and now has her license.
So, my family is experiencing growth, which got me to reading about what the Bible says about new beginnings. I found verses for hope, faith and strength in new beginnings.
Proverbs 3: 5-6 reads, “Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make straight your paths.”
Trust God means to depend on Him and not on what we know, to include God in everything we do and let Him guide us in our decisions. Powerful thoughts and one that I have trouble with. Letting go and just letting God! That is much easier said than done, but I’m trying; what about you? I encourage you to be in prayer for guidance and strength to let go and not depend on your own understanding, but God’s.
Continue to be in prayer for the sick in our community and to those that have lost loved ones. But we also need to look around us and see what we can do to help those that are in need, not just by prayers. God knows their names and needs, but we as Christians should know them, also. So many times, we respond to needs by saying, “I’ll pray for you.” However, they need more than just a prayer; they need our help to change the situation.
Until next week, take care and be joyful!
Organizations in the area, as well as churches, I need your events! If your family has some news or an event to share, please contact me. I would prefer text to 334-414-7147 or emails to email@example.com, but phone calls will be fine, too. If you don’t get me when you call, be sure to leave a message.