Thursday, April 28, 2011

Praise and Thank You

We haven't even left yet, but I wanted to let you know about a special Praise and Thank you time we have planned and we hope you can attend. This will be a time when we can share with you what we did while we were in France, how God worked in our lives and how we were able to minister to others. So, mark your calendars for Monday, June 6 from 7:00-8:30 p.m. at College Church in Wheaton, Illinois. You're all invited and a light dessert will be served.

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Disability Sunday - April 10 (Part 2)

In the evening service we had the joy of hearing two of the STARS share their stories of faith. It was wonderful hearing how God has worked in the lives of these two STARS. The STARS STAMP team performed a skit about the Good Samaritan (taken from Luke 10:25-37). Getting adults with disabilities to ignore someone in need is quite a task! But the STARS put all they had into the story. Pastor Nates challenged each of us to look inside ourselves and ask if we are willing to step in and show compassion, especially when there might be no personal benefit.

Here are some specific prayer requests for our team:
* That the Lord would be honored in our speech, conduct, music and drama and that our whole team would be eager to serve.
* That God would prepare the hearts of people in France to receive the gospel message.
* That we would prepare diligently so that we might do our best in France.
* That God would keep our team healthy and safe as we travel.
* Praise God that all of the financial support is in for the trip.
* Pray that the evangelical church in France would be awakened to proclaim the gospel to the disability community.

Monday, April 18, 2011

Disability Sunday - May 10

"The parts of the body that seem to be weaker are indispensable" (1 Corinthians 12:22)
Sunday morning, April 10, was a day to be blessed by the many talents from our STARS. In the three morning services several STARS led us in the responsive reading. We also enjoyed singing from the STARS choir and chimes. Then at the 11:00 service our team was commissioned to go to France by the whole congregation. We truly feel blessed to be a part of this team and know it's His work we're being called to do. Please continue to pray for us.

Friday, April 1, 2011

Great is Thy Faithfulness

Our hearts are humbled and blessed by what God has been doing in providing for our STARS Stamp trip to France in May. We are well above our goal. We thank God and just are humbled to be a part of His work. Our hearts are overflowing with thankfulness. Thank you for your part in this exciting venture. May God receive all the glory and honor!