In our last newsletter I challenged you to watch and see how the Lord is at Work – He is Faithful and continues to Open doors, Showers us with Blessings, Keeps us on our knees and Invites us all to join Him where He is already working.
Open Door - Trinity Rescue Mission has asked us to launch a site to the children in their care. Can you imagine how scared and lonely they must be during this difficult season of homelessness? Some of these children will only stay for the night. What an incredible honor and amazing opportunity this is for us to reach these precious little ones! We are praying for tender-hearted laborers to come alongside us and help kick off this new site at the end of this month. Would you pray and consider joining us for this new adventure? Trinity will meet on Thursdays from 4:15 – 5:15pm.
Abundantly Blessed - God has also richly blessed us with an answer to prayer – a NEW VAN! It’s a 2016 Ford Transit 15-passenger van. Another ministry vehicle was needed for us to expand beyond six sites (along with missionaries - still needed). We are praying to convert it like our 2017 Ford Transit we bought last year - equipped with a sound system, storage cubbies and a TV. It will take about $4,500 for the full upfit. This past semester we began using new curriculum that has videos to go along with the lessons. The kids have greatly enjoyed the videos and we would love to equip our new van with the same technology. We are so grateful for this generous donation from Fickling Brothers Construction!
A Special Prayer Request - God has graciously brought us more middle schoolers. During the summer we had more middle schoolers engaged in VBS and for the first time, had two attend First Baptist Church’s middle school camp! At Christmas, we created a separate program for the teens and this proved to be something worthwhile as we had roughly 40 kids attend. Thou Art Exalted ministries blessed us with 40 devotionals for girls ages 12 – 17 and handed them out at the Happy Birthday Jesus Party. It is clear God is bringing more middle schoolers to us and we want to be able to minister to both elementary children and older kids as well. Join us in praying for wisdom on how to best reach the middle schoolers at each site and share the Gospel with them. We’re excited!
The Invitation to You – In Matthew 9:37 Jesus said to His disciples, “The harvest is plentiful, but the laborers are few; therefore, pray earnestly to the Lord of the harvest to send out laborers into His harvest”. We are praying for more laborers for the ministry of Sidewalk Funday School. Please pray about joining us this spring. A new year means new opportunities! Try something new and join us at one of our six sites. We would love to have you!
Our qualifications and mission continue to be:
Love Jesus. Love Children. Share the Gospel.