"May grace and peace be multiplied to you in the knowledge of God and of Jesus our Lord. His divine power has granted to us all things that pertain to life and godliness, through the knowledge of him who called us to his own glory and excellence, by which he has granted to us his precious and very great promises, so that through them you may become partakers of the divine nature, having escaped from the corruption that is in the world because of sinful desire."
Welcome to the month of July! We are in the thick of summer and rejoicing in the great promises of God which are so evident as we review the first six months of 2017. Six months from now we'll be making our resolutions for 2018, hard to believe right?
The pictures above are from our Senior High youth group who are currently living in Ponce as they interact with the people of the village. All reports are that the week has been incredible and full of God's promises fulfilled. Please come and hear our youth as they report on their trip on Sunday, July 16 at 10:10 am.
Each year I ask our staff members to set goals for the year ahead and one of Scott's goals was to offer our Senior highs an international mission experience. It has been a true delight to see this goal unfold, huge thanks to all who made this possible. Praise God!
Another goal for me personally was the creation of our Promise Academy of Music. In a few weeks we'll welcome children from our community to a week of music camp as we prepare to open officially the academy this fall. Such gratefulness for our task force which has been working for two years to make this academy happen. Again, Praise God for promises fulfilled.
So I ask you, what are your goals? How can God help you to make those goals a reality? A helpful goal for our faith community would be to attend Worship weekly. When you are absent, you are so missed! Also, make a goal of attending BBQ and Blessings during this month of July. Begin praying about participating in a JOURNEY group this fall. Perhaps a goal of joining the choir when the program year begins? (Please continue to pray for the music director search committee who are now meeting regularly and reviewing resumes.) The list can go on and on. Please consider your goals and I would love to hear them!!
God is amazing, let us live out our lives with great purpose and love!