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There are those times in our lives when we just can’t carry the burden alone and we need intersession with something greater than ourselves.
Location: Spokane, Washington
Latest Activity: Sep 17, 2012
Started by Bill Kalivas Jan 23, 2012.
Started by Kim Brown. Last reply by Kim Brown Jan 18, 2012.
Started by Bill Kalivas Jan 4, 2012.
I was sorry to have to miss the prayer breakfast last week.. we are in the process of collecting items/gift cards for our Moms and kids for Christmas.. currently we have 3 Moms and a 2 year old and a new born (but almost 12 lbs!!). We could have 5 more Moms and children before Christmas if we get our other 6 br house done. Any volunteers for painting, sheetrock, flooring, etc? THANKS and God bless!!
It certainly is a day to day walk. Update on the backpack distribution event: The Holiday Festival Extravaganza which is being held by Spokane Public Schools ELD and Odyssey World International is requesting RSVD so they'll know how much food to prepare. Please contact them if you are planning on attending the event on December 2, 7 to 9, at 509.747.0714.
Thank you for that. I thought I was the only one who let my "ego" and need to control get in the way. I, too, do a lot of things to encourage and edify other people and sometimes let the details get me rattled. We have game night every other week for folks both at our church and friends and coworkers. It's at our house and I stress constantly, wondering if the food is right, if everyone is happy and entertained or even if anyone will show up. I need to put it into the proper perspective and stop worrying, that it's in God's timing and will.
First off, I'd like to thank the Vets! Without you we would not be experiencing the freedoms we have! God bless you!
This morning, I have been pondering about our backpack ministry for the holiday event on December 2nd. I have to confess, it does cause me to get a little anxious, as sometimes I have a tendency to lose focus on what or who I'm putting my faith in. Many times it ends up being about the "numbers" and the "dollars". After reading Luke 12, it is a reminder (for me, it is often) that it is not about the numbers or the dollars. It's about glorifying God. He is the object of my faith. It's about rallying other believers to obedience to provide as they are led! We will bring, what the Lord provides. Period. I have to admit it is extremely difficult not to control and live as the world and try to impress people. So, I'm confessing today, Lord, it's not about the money, number or pride of impressing others, humble me to want to only glorify my audience of One! I heard this quote and think it defines what true "success" is: "Success is coming to the point in your life when nothing satisfies your desires or longings except Jesus Christ."
Also want to mention a conference that World Vision/Whitworth is having this Saturday, some great workshops for only 25.00 (includes lunch)
Good Morning, Angel,
Here are some ideas for what we've done in the past 2 years(using shoeboxes), however, backpacks allow a little more space flexibility. The main thing to remember is to add info as to whether it's for a boy or girl, and the age range as we will sort accordingly. New ideas are certainly welcomed! Thanks for the question!
Cards, games, stuffed animals, dolls, toy cars, games, puzzles, books
Educational games, school supplies (remember these students arelearning English)
Food/drink coupons (McDonalds, Zips, Carls Jr., Wendy’s, etc)
Pens, pencils, paper, post cards, stamps; Christmas Cards
Shampoo, conditioner, toothpaste, hand lotion, chapstick, deodorant
Toothbrushes, hair brushes and combs, disposable razors
Water bottles, Kleenex, flashlights
Gloves, hats, scarves, socks, hand warmers, t-shirts, insulated shirts
Breakfast bars\snacks\hot chocolate\Cider packets)
Hi Mrs. Yvonne,
Is there criteria as to what should be filled in these backpacks?
We are excited to update this year's shoebox ministry to a "backpack" ministry, and it's already started by some who are thinking ahead!
This year we are joining Odyssey World International, Ready to Serve, and Spokane Public Schools’ E.L.D. (English Language Development) department to host an E.L.D. Students & Families Holiday Festival Extravaganza. Filled backpacks will be distributed at this event which will be held at Rogers High School in the commons area Friday, December 2, from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. Volunteer committee opportunities for the evening will be available.
Currently, there are over 1300 refugee students in Spokane Public Schools K-12 (ages 5 to 18), speaking over 50 different languages. Many of the families arrive with little, if anything. If the local churches and businesses we represent donated 3 filled backpacks, we would have more than enough to provide one for each student. Challenge your friends to match your donation of one and let's see how the Lord will play it forward.
Please label with age range and whether for a boy or girl
Drop off Sites:
Karen Morrison, 218.2240
Odyssey World International Education Services
227 E. Sprague
10:00 to 2:00 Monday through Thursday
Yvonne Luman, 953.3555
ITSC/SPS, 4714 East Eighth Avenue
8-4:30 Monday through Friday
More details to follow....
Thanks Bill. I'll see you there. I'm excited to start growing this meeting again. What a wonderful, inspirational way to start the day!
Sorry, the Prayer Breakfast will now be held the 2nd Thursday of each month at LaunchPad. This month it falls on Thursday, November 10th. Here is a link to RSVP and please invite your friends! http://www.launchpadinw.com/events/prayer-community-breakfast-307
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