Stories of SERVING, SHARING, and GIVING
This is an exciting season for our church family. By God’s grace and for His glory, we are renewing our commitment to His mission in this community and to the nations. Already, God has been at work among us for this purpose. So, we have compiled these stories of serving, sharing, and giving as expressions of God’s faithfulness and power in us to advance His mission. I would like to thank each person who contributed their God-story.
I’m certain God desires to give you a new story as He works through these areas in your life, as well.
Pastor TitusIf you're interested in having the booklet, STORIES OF SERVING, SHARING, GIVING, which includes all 29 stories, please stop by or contact our church offices.
STORY OF THE MONTH from Matt Woodside
...I looked, and behold, a great multitude that no one could number, from every nation, from all tribes and peoples and languages, standing before the throne and before the Lamb, clothed in white robes, with palm branches in their hands, and crying out with a loud voice, “Salvation belongs to our God who sits on the throne, and to the Lamb!” - Revelation 7:9 esv
For the past three years, God has allowed me to serve a few weeks each summer doing sports ministry in a Middle Eastern country that is very closed off to the gospel and extremely hostile towards its spread. Most of the people in this country only speak Arabic, so communication is a struggle. This past year, our team met a 22 year-old man (we’ll call him Ahmed), who speaks English pretty well. I started praying that God would open up conversation with Ahmed. One night after basketball camp, Ahmed started telling me about his life, his dreams, his immense family and financial struggles, and his beliefs. I asked him if he minded if I shared with him what I believe. He said sure. So that night, God allowed me to share the gospel with Ahmed.
God convicted me that there are millions of “Ahmeds”. “Ahmeds” across the world, but also across the street. I come in contact with “Ahmeds” every day. People that are lost and in need of the gospel. God has a passion for the lost, both the nations and our neighbors. And God has a mission that he’s graciously given us a vital role in fulfilling. A mission that He’s promised to bring to fruition: There will be members of every tribe and tongue and nation worshipping the one and only true God. And I’m praying my friend Ahmed will be one of them. May we all join in God’s mission with our neighbors and to the nations.