1. I preached on Acts 16 (as part of our Acts series);
2. the next week Pastor Mark Trewavas came and shared about their journey to Thailand to work amongst the Isaan people
3. the next week Olya was introducing this years Prayer and Self Denial and what was on the introduction page? Acts 16 AND a project with the Isaan people in Thailand! Wow!!
I really want to encourage every one of us to engage in this years appeal with open ears, arms and hearts. Listen for what God is saying to you, to your family, and to us as a church family. Use the weekly handouts as a prompter to prayer and engagement, remember that 7-8am on Tuesdays we'll be praying down here at the church prayer room...and please try to make it along to each of the next three Sunday mornings as we explore together what God is saying to us.
The theme for the 2012 Prayer and Self Denial campaign is Are You Ready? Are you ready to Reach?
Are you ready to Redeem?
Are you ready to Restore?
Over the three weeks we will be looking at Paul and Silas' mission journey in Acts 16.
The receptacle this year is an integral part of tranzsend’s reaching, redeeming and restoring. Made in the Kalasin province of Thailand by the Isaan people, it is part of a project bringing economic help to a poor region, and providing opportunities for the local churches to reach out to the majority Buddhist population. There will be one large ‘family’ container for each church, as well as a small container for each family.
I can't wait to hear what God is saying to us during this years Prayer and Self Denial appeal!
Pastor David Auty