We really had a wonderful time in Everlasting Love Ministries (ELM) this past Spring. Despite the unpredictable weather, ELM used the great opportunities the Lord gave to us and stuccessfully completed all of the events we had scheduled.
Shortly before Easter we were able to take a group of 31 children (and some parents) to the special presentation of “The Journey to the Cross” that was held on the Champion Forest Baptist Church campus at Jersey Village (CFBC-JV). It was a great experience for the children to witness this unique presentation of the story of Jesus becoming the sacrifice for the sins of all mankind.
Some of the Bible stories the children have been hearing each week at the Kids Clubs at the apartments became real for each of these special little ones who have faithfully attended the ELM Bible Classes every Friday.
We want to give a special thank you to the Clay Road Baptist Church (which is located close to the apartments where the children live) and their volunteers who provided the bus transportation for the kids to and from the event.
They gave of their time to make this special trip an unforgettable experience for the children -- we know the trip was special because of the happy faces on all of these kids!
The “Serve Saturday Block Party” was held at CFBC-JV recently. It turned out to be a great opportunity to reach more families from other countries.
We were able to share the gospel with them, and we invited their children to our Bible Studies on Fridays, and invited them to worship with us at CFBC-JV on Sundays.
ELM gratefully thanks Champion Forest Baptist Church for their supplying everything necessary to hold this “Block Party.” We thank each of the 23 volunteers that participated in this Serve Saturday event. These volunteers sharing the gospel and doing the planned activities led to this truly being a successful ELM event.
We continue our apartment activities each week, but now our efforts are focused on the upcoming Mission Trip to Colombia. The trip will be during July 22-29. Our preparations are pretty much on schedule so far. God has been very faithful in opening doors and touching hearts in order to make this mission trip possible again this year. This trip will once again have 6 Project Teams:
This year we will be ministering to four new Churches with our six Project Teams. We will also come back to visit our brothers and sisters in Christ where we built the church building last year. The school which opened its doors for us last year has once again invited us to use their facility. We will be able to do a VBS there, and this facility will also provide the Medical Team a good location to serve the children and adults.
An additional blessing regarding this school location is that our VBS will be able to reach out to the children of three other ethnic groups: Arhuacos, Kogi and Wiwa. We feel privileged that the Lord has given us this opportunity to share the gospel with them so that the Holy Spirit can work in the hearts of these children, and God’s kingdom can be expanded.
All of these activities mean we will be in four different locations -- with six projects! This means we will need a minimum of 22 volunteers to accomplish all we have planned. We only have 16 volunteers so far -- so we need at least 6 additional volunteers to go on this trip.
WE ARE ASKING YOU TO PRAY TO GOD THAT HE WILL CONVICT THE RIGHT PEOPLE THAT HE WANTS TO GO ON THIS YEAR’S MISSION TRIP!
If God places it on your heart to provide funds for this trip, we would encourage you to give your donations for scholarships and/or medical supplies. The medical supplies can only be purchased in Colombia. We have estimated that we will provide medical attention to over 500 people! This mission trip will also provide the medicines estimated to be needed for the next six months.
We need for God’s love to shine through you and others for us to be able to finally meet our goals. We are seeking to be in the position that God wants us to be in, as He accomplishes His will for this mission trip to Colombia -- in His power, through us. As we prepare for this trip we continue to give Him our praise!
We are reminded of what the writer of The Letter to the Hebrews wrote: Hebrews 13:15 Through Him then, let us continually offer up a sacrifice of praise to God, that is, the fruit of lips that give thanks to His name. (16) And do not neglect doing good and sharing, for with such sacrifices God is pleased.
It is our prayer that God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ give you grace, favor and peace.
Blessings to you from ELM,
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