SBC CONF PANCIEL JUNE 30TH THRU JULY 5TH 2019
Dear Pastor Ted,
In the Last week of June 30th thru the 5th of July 2019 we organized the Annual Camp for the People Affected by Disabilities. There were more than 140 people involved. We had a lot of volunteers recruited and they served the 30 families affected by different disabilities as Down syndrome, autism, visual impairment, learning difficulties and lack of mobility in some cases.
My desire as a co-organizer was to train the volunteers (about 40). I used the SBC book. It was an effective tool to help them understand better the spiritual warfare and the calling to be well equipped for this kind of battle. The invited families were of many non-believers, so only the volunteers were of the real Christian faith and we had to have a sensitivity for the present reality of opposition from the spiritual forces around us.
The Bible is teaching us to “Open your eyes and look at the fields! They are ripe for harvest.” John 4:35. We had to open our eyes to the opportunities our dear Lord has given us and make the best of them. God surely had a plan to use us in this context and SBC Introduction was very useful for us! We were in this training for about 35 volunteers and every morning we had a special time to gain forces for the coming day.
What you see in the photos is one of these "preparing times". Each participant received an SBC book and they were encouraged to use it as a quiet time platform for their devotional.
Sometimes we all need a break. Life can be so busy, and the camp was really demanding, with a lot of activities and challenges and rest was needed but there’s one thing we should never take a break from: The Gospel. No matter where we go or what we’re doing, we must look for opportunities to share the Good News of Jesus Christ and grow in His likeness. Even on this kind of active vacation. Jesus told us to be his witnesses to the ends of the earth, so by SBC introduction we tried to be His healthy witnesses with a clear perspective of spiritual growth!
With love in Christ,
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SBC INTERNATIONAL TEAM LEADERS 2019
Pastor Groves and SBC team leaders west allis, wis.
SBC CONFERENCE IN VISAKHAPATNUM INDIA JAN 10TH 2019
Finished first conference. ... Could sense God at work. Local pastors indicated a desire to partner with the SBC Discipleship ministry.... On to second conference tomorrow. Keep praying!
A warm welcome at the airport in Visakhapatnam! Busy and tired since then.Keep praying for us ... pt & Gerry