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Fri Mar 18, 2016, 02:00 PM

What an amazing week!

My church just held our annual missions conference and what an amazing week! We bring in (at our expense) missionaries and organizations that we support to share what has been happening in their work. This year we had foreign fields give video reports and focused on local organizations we support and work with.

1.Springfield Rescue Mission- Local Shelter that also hands out clothes, school supplies and brings meals to the very low income areas, as well as open meals at Thanksgiving and Christmas. Takes in homeless men and helps them over addictions, get a GED if necessary, help find a job, and shelter, and even have worked to reconcile families!

2. Hope for Kids- Group that goes to homeless hotel shelters and holds meeting for the kids, feed them, works with educational needs, teach them respect and love, field trips and sports and crafts. Loads of families have come to Christ through the work done with the kids.

3. Pregnancy care Center-- Works with single moms who opted not to abort their babies. Helps them get needed medical care, GED's, clothing and baby supplies, apartments where needed, legal help if battered or needing support, post birth care, jobs, and day care provisions and counseling.

Last night we honored all the organizations with $1,000 checks (above and beyond our monthly support), give bags of items from a wish list we had them turn in and members of the church went out and bought for them, and today we take them shopping where the adults get to spend $300 and the kids $100 on themselves.

It is humbling to see these folks sacrifice much, live with near poverty wages, but are so happy and then see the results in all the lives changed and people who turn to Christ .

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Reply What an amazing week! (Original post)
nolidad Mar 2016 OP
GoodCraic Mar 2016 #1
nolidad Mar 2016 #2
Bubba Mar 2016 #9
soosin60 Mar 2016 #3
nolidad Mar 2016 #4
soosin60 Mar 2016 #5
nolidad Mar 2016 #6
Basset Hound Mar 2016 #7
SlayerNut Mar 2016 #8

Response to nolidad (Original post)

Fri Mar 18, 2016, 02:23 PM

1. Awesome work by you and your congregation!

With all the bashing of people of faith around here it's great to have a reminder of all the important work that goes unnoticed in virtually every community in this nation.

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Response to GoodCraic (Reply #1)

Fri Mar 18, 2016, 03:07 PM

2. Thanks!

That is why I joined this church almost 2o years ago. Not only does it believe in preaching the gospel and sound doctrine, we really try to show the love of Jesus in the community.

Besides these we are also involved in

Visiting Nursing Homes
Visiting jails and womens shelters
We have an emergency food pantry.
Our community center is FEMA licensed as an emergency shelter ( we have beds, showers and a full institutional kitchen).

As you said, one of the greatest treasures is that there are thousands of churches involved in their communities like this.

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Response to GoodCraic (Reply #1)

Sun Mar 20, 2016, 04:12 AM

9. ^^ What he Said.

Awesome work, Nolidad.

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Response to nolidad (Original post)

Fri Mar 18, 2016, 03:16 PM

3. well you are surely guaranteed entrance into the kingdom of heaven


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Response to soosin60 (Reply #3)

Fri Mar 18, 2016, 08:27 PM

4. Not because of any of those fine things being done.

Helping people and preaching the gospel are very vital tasks but they save no one. I am guaranteed heaven because I have placed my trust in the death, burial and physical resurrection of Jesus as the full , only and satisfactory atonement for my sin debt before my Father in heaven.

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Response to nolidad (Reply #4)

Fri Mar 18, 2016, 09:02 PM

5. lol

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Response to soosin60 (Reply #5)

Fri Mar 18, 2016, 09:20 PM

6. Well you may laugh

but trusting in the blood Jesus shed for us is the only way to get to heaven. All others better hope they have thick asbestos- the lake of fire gets really hot!

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Response to nolidad (Reply #6)

Sat Mar 19, 2016, 09:11 PM

7. Since my gods can eat that little Jewish demon for breakfast and shit it out before lunch

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I'm not worried.

'I don't have to worry about any sins,
I've got the goods on Jesus.
So that when I die,
He better set me up with the spirit in the sky.
He better set me up with the spirit in the sky,
If he doesn't then he's gonna fry."

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Response to nolidad (Original post)

Sat Mar 19, 2016, 11:59 PM

8. yay!!

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