Posts in Global Outreach Focus
Writing to Our Missionaries

There are many factors that can make it difficult for us to feel connected to our global partners overseas. It has been a goal of the Global Outreach Team to address some of those challenges through regular prayer updates, quarterly corporate prayer meetings, and opportunities to meet with our global partners when they are visiting.

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Last Year’s Stories for the New Year

As the new year approaches, we rejoice with our Global Partners in the work the Lord has done through their ministries and through His Church. We hope your heart is encouraged by looking back on some of these stories from 2018.

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Praise Born Through Trial

It was two years ago that our church received a concerning email from Eitan and Orit Kashtan, our missionaries in Israel. There had been a fire in their home started by some bad electrical wiring. Much of their home had to be rebuilt and the Kashtans spent several months renting an apartment in Tel Aviv. Yet, I remember their initial email telling us about the fire. After giving the practical details of what had happened and what needed to be done, they ended with thanksgiving.

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From Summer Ministry to Autumn Harvest

With the cooling weather, the shortening days, and kids back in school, it is clear summer is hastening to an end. And while I am tempted to bemoan the eventual loss of warm sunny days, my inbox has been filling with updates from some of our Josiah Venture global partners. They are updates that recount stories of the clear work of God in the lives of young people in central and eastern Europe this summer. These stories represent a different kind of harvest time. One I can't wait to tell you a little about!

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Christmas for our Global Outreach Partners

Each year, our church family likes to bless our Global Outreach partners with personalized christmas cards and a monetary gift.  There’s still a week left to sign the cards that are out in the church lobby.  You can also donate to their Christmas gift on CCB, by dropping payment in the offering boxes, or by leaving in the church office.

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Week 4: GO Focus Month

SUNDAY JUNE 25TH
9:00AM ABF -
CE 13
Jon & Andrea - Teaching in Vietnam Report

10:30AM MAIN SERVICE - SANCTUARY
Slovenia Team Send Off
Jon - The Church is Light to the World, Philippians 2:14-18

6:00 PM TAILGATE - OUTSIDE
Eduardo Mendes - Training Leaders International
Brian Williams - Christ-centered Education in the City of Chicago

MONDAY JUNE 26TH
7:00 PM LADIES EVENT
- FIRESIDE ROOM
Andrea – Living in Tension: Finding Beauty in the Ampersand

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Week 1: GO Focus Month

SUNDAY JUNE 4TH
9:00 AM YOUTH MINISTRY
 - CE 15/16
Matt Bigelow

10:30 AM MAIN SERVICE - SANCTUARY
Matt & Susan Bigelow Presentation – Church Planting in South Africa
Pastor Daryle Worley – Pursuing and Protecting the Priority of the Gospel, Philippians 4:1-9

6:00 PM TAILGATE - OUTSIDE
Hannah Burns – English Language Institute/China
Dr. Irene Thevatheril – Cornerstone Family Health Clinic

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