News From Our Churches – August 21, 2019

INDIA – YJM ministry partner

Ahaj Kumar Pani

“Feed the hungry, and help those in trouble. Then your light will shine out from the darkness, and the darkness around you will be as bright as noon” (Isaiah 58:10 NLT).

“God has given us two hands – one to receive with and the other to give with” (Billy Graham).

Every human needs three basic things: food, shelter and clothes. But if they don’t have anything in this world, they will look for help from others. They might be physically or mentally challenged. A percentage of people in our Mission State does not often get daily food to eat and water to drink. They are very much poor and needy.

News From Our Churches – August 14, 2019

Pastora Loli and Pastor Corea

HONDURAS | Cristo Salva

Post from Cristo Salva’s Facebook on August 12:

“Our hearts are broken as we learned of the loss of Pastora Loli, the wife of Pastor Corea. She was in a little shop in Copan getting something for her mom today and was in the line of gunfire of men who ambushed another man in the store. She was in the wrong place at the wrong time. Please pray for Pastor Corea and their three daughters along with their family and church family. Pastora Loli had an incredible heart for all people but especially the children. Her heart’s desire was to start a feeding program for the children to feed them physically and spiritually. It was with great joy that we started working on this program together just a few short months ago.”

News From Our Churches – August 7, 2019

BELGRADE, MAINE

Another year of Lakeside Junior Camp has come to an end and we are so grateful for the work God continues to do in the hearts of the kids during our time together. This year we had roughly 50 campers, ages 8 to 12. In addition to our campers, we had 13 counselors, four of which were made up of the Advent Christian General Conference summer ministry team. We cannot say enough about the staff we had this year and are so fortunate to work alongside such a strong group of individuals who genuinely immerse themselves in the week from day one and reflect the love God has for them. Each morning we participated in a few friendly competitions among each other, requiring teamwork and creative thinking. Our afternoons were filled with electives such as swimming, crafts, lawn games and woodworking. Before we started our activities for the day and as we were winding down we were blessed with Bible studies led by Jeremy York. Our theme for this encampment was BEloved. Ephesians 2:4-5 says, “But God, being rich in mercy, because of the great love with which he loved us, even when we were dead in our trespasses, made us alive together with Christ — by grace you have been saved.” The campers were given a verse each day to memorize, focusing on the love God has for us. Erica, Laura and I began our friendship as junior campers at Lakeside 22 years ago and feel so blessed to be able to now direct at a place that has meant so much to us. We covet your prayers and are so thankful we serve a God whose steadfast love endures forever.

Submitted by Jennifer Sturtevant.

News From Our Churches – July 31, 2019

BELGRADE, MAINE
Family Camp

Lakeside is enjoying the theme of, “Whoever claims to live in him must walk as Jesus did.” Rev. Russell Carle is the evangelist, Jeff and Penny Vann Bible teachers, Mr. Micah Bickford chapel leader, and Mr. Dean Neal worship leader. Young Peoples Institute is also being held along with VBS. Please be in prayer for Lakeside this week.