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Pray for the Edisto Team

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This week 26 members of the 55+ Ministry are working in association with Edisto Mission Team from Trinity Episcopal Church on Edisto Island.   This mission team is helping two low-income families with much needed home repairs that will make their homes safe and functional.  

One home is having almost half of its sub flooring replaced due to water damage. On the other home, the team is replacing and repairing much needed ceiling damage due to a leaking roof  (recently replaced by the local team from Trinity).

 

PRAYER REQUESTS:

The two families we are helping are the Howard family and the Hutchinson family.  Pray that the work our team does will not only serve them in a physical way, but also will be a spiritual blessing, too.

A daughter of Ms. Howard is not saved, and Shandon team member Philip Brown has already had the opportunity to  give her encouragement to know Jesus as her Savior.  Pray that the gospel seeds that have been planted will  bear fruit.

Our team assembled "Buckets of Blessings" that are filled with snacks and gospel tracks.  Included also is a small booklet on "How to repair your home spiritually".    We gave one to these families, and the team is distributing them to neighbors of these families. Pray that these buckets will indeed bless the recipients and that through them, our team and the gospel will  make an impact on the whole community. 

Finally, pray that God receives much glory through the efforts of this mission team.

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Excel in This

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"But as you excel in everything—in faith, in speech, in knowledge, in all earnestness, and in our love for you—see that you excel in this act of grace also. "

2 Corinthians 8:7 

It is said that there are two main parts of every person: the logical and the emotional.  I recently read a great book called Switch where the author even names the two parts of the person.  He calls the emotional side "the Elephant," and the logical part "the Rider" (as in the Rider of the Elephant).  In his 2nd epistle to the Corinthian believers, Paul appealed to their Elephant by calling to mind what a different church had financially given towards God’s work.   

The main difference between the Macedonian and Corinthian church was that the Macedonians were being persecuted.  In 2 Corinthians 8:2, Paul went so far as to describe the persecution as “a severe test of affliction.”  His appeal was to look at the example of the Macedonians in their giving, because even under this severe persecution, they were very generous in what little they had.  How then could the wealthy, stable, and secure Corinthians not excel in their own giving? 

As you give your tithe or even an offering towards the GO. Serve. Fund, it’s important that you know where your money goes.  The Southern Baptist Convention's International Mission Board (IMB) partners with churches to send and support missionaries who make  disciples and multiply churches among unreached peoples and places for the  glory of God.  A portion of the GO. Serve. Fund goes to the IMB.   Read more about where their money goes by going to imb.org/giving.

Interested in contributing to God's work around the world?  

The GO. Serve. Fund is set up so that a portion of your offering goes to  international, national, and local missions.  Go  to our Give page, set up an online account,  and select GO. Serve. Fund to give a one-time gift, or set up a recurring gift to support missions here and around the world.

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