Dear brothers and sisters,
This Sunday October 14, 2018 we will have a very special guest preacher, Edwardo Castillo. He is a faithful member of our church family who serves the Lord in Costa Rico. His ministry to church pastors and leaders is having a lasting impact on the work of God in many South American countries! .
After Edwardo came to the USA a few weeks ago, his home and offices were broken into. Many important ministry items were stolen as well as some personal items. The total loss was about $30,000. God has placed on our hearts to help Edwardo and Increse. Therefore, we will take a special offering during the worship service. All checks need to be made out to Increse not FCC. You will receive a receipt from Increse.
Let us be generous as we encourage our friend and brother!
Also, we would appreciate your prayers for out Samaritan's Purse Team traveling to Houston on Sunday. We will be there until Friday, October 19
Finally, let us rejoice today in the release of Pastor Brunson from prison in Turkey. God is good all the time!
I close with some verses that our Samaritan's Purse Team have been meditating on from 1 Peter.
NIV 1 Peter 4:10-11
Each of you should use whatever gift you have received to serve others, as faithful stewards of God's grace in its various forms. 11 If anyone speaks, they should do so as one who speaks the very words of God. If anyone serves, they should do so with the strength God provides, so that in all things God may be praised through Jesus Christ. To him be the glory and the power for ever and ever. Amen.
Your servant for Jesus' sake,