Aug 21, 2008

Its Time To Get Your Praise On!

I'm so pleased to have seen the sun out the last couple of days. Its so good to see spring before us. We've had some fantastic things happening around Hamilton this winter:

We've had a great O' Week outreach with our Uni ministry called Reverb. We've just bridged our first seeker life group from the outreach to a normal life group with a goal of starting 5 more before the end of the year.

We had a phenomenal Inspire conference... which just leaves you wondering how is it possible for us to top it next year?

With that we had exciting news about Ps Nick & Karen stepping into their apostolic calling and new senior pastors Sheridyn & Jan Rodgers joining us at the end of this year.

Then we had our first city wide youth event called ONE. About 500 youth from 20 odd churches ranging from the presberterian to baptist to us pentecostals. We had over 60 people responding to recommit their lives to Jesus with 13 first time decisions!
We also launched from this event an initiative to see a prayer meeting for the city / schools in every school / Uni / Polytech by July 09.

Then Fuel had there big outreach called MXC (Most Extreme Elimination Challenge) and Reverb had their Boost night.

The church held Thriving On A Shoe String which is a really neat community project and Vision College is holding their New Testament Survey on week nights.

What a great season!
But for some it can leave us a little tired. So I thought I'd serve you up this beauty of a quote. Its easy when you're tired to notice whats wrong. But this can be an unhealthy downward spiral if all we can see are the negatives. So friends lets apply this quote, lets come out of winter praising God and ready to run into spring.

"The circumstances that you complain about become the chains that imprison you. And worship is the way out." Mark Batterson

1 Thes 5: 17 - 18
pray continually; 18
give thanks in all circumstances, for this is God's will for you in Christ Jesus.

Until next time...

Godspeed & Kaizan

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