Summer is a time of rest and renewal. Long days and warmer weather provide the perfect setting taking a much needed break and spending more time with loved ones. We can take advantage of this season of renewal by spending more time with the Lord. Use this time to reflect on your life with Christ and allow your heart to open up to opportunities of service. We can come into the fall season with a rejuvenated purpose and embark on great adventures of faith.
As we lay down at Jesus’ feet we can reflect on this powerful prayer from Roy Lessin.
“Jesus I choose to be wholly yours; thank you that you have come to be wholly mine. I lose my life in your life; I put my faith in your faithfulness; I find my song in your joy. You are my portion forever, my hope, my purpose, my life. Thank you that you are my only glorious, wondrous, marvelous option! I embrace you with all my heart, I follow you with all my will, I worship you with all my adoration.” – Roy Lessin, Meet me in the Meadow.
This summer, may we find our song in His joy.www.connectingstreams.com
Verse of the Month
“… Then Jesus came to them and said, ‘All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.’” – Matthew 28:18-20
Video of the Month
Connecting Streams held its Ministry Celebration and Volunteer Appreciation event in May. We had volunteers share their testimonies and faith adventure stories and were able to have it recorded. Here is the first video of many that share the exciting stories of Connecting Streams volunteers who have said ‘YES!’ to following Jesus into a hurting world. Click the image to view the video.
Testimony from Jamal
Jamal is a volunteers through Connecting Streams at the Fort Saskatchewan Correctional Centre. He works with the men’s group there. During the Connecting Streams Volunteer Appreciation and Celebration Evening he shared his experiences.
“I speak all the time in different places but this is different because when they come there, they listen to you for two hours,” said Jamal. The men at the prison want to be there. They want to hear the good news.
“One particular gentlema couldn’t wait to give his life to Christ,” shared Jamal. “In the middle of the teaching he raised his hand and said ‘How do I give my life to Jesus Christ because I’m tired.’ So we see stuff like that and that is a blessing for us.”
News from Saskatoon
If you are not aware, initially Wilna van Beek agreed to provide leadership to Connecting Streams launch in Saskatoon. However, there have been some major changes and very stressful situations occur in Wilna’s life; consequently she stepped down from her responsibilities as the leader for Connecting Streams in Saskatoon.
We continue to pray into our expansion into Saskatoon. Our vision and mandate is to help connect the church with a hurting world. We consider it a privilege to help believers follow Jesus into a hurting world by intentionally reaching out to the broken and hurting and marginalized.
Day of Prayer – Pray for the Connecting Streams’ Fall Season
When: Monday, July 8, 2013 from 9AM – 2:30PM
Where: Sherwood Park Alliance Church, (1011 Cloverbar Rd, Sherwood Park)
Why: All are welcome to come to this time of prayer for the upcoming Connecting Streams fall season. Read more information on our Events Page.
For more information or to receive prayer items for the day so you can follow along with us from another place email Kathleen at firstname.lastname@example.org
Ministry Year Kick-Off Event: Join us this fall as we kick off another year of ministry with Connecting Streams.
The event is on September 21st from 9:15am-12:00pm at the Sherwood Park Alliance Church (1011 Cloverbar Road, Sherwood Park, AB) with a Leader’s Breakfast at 8:00am. RSVP to: email@example.com
How You Can Help Connecting Streams
Investments take many forms – some promising great rewards. Would you be interested in investing in the long term transformation of believers and people who are broken, hurting and marginalized finding life in Jesus?!
Donations can be made for individual staff members of Connecting Streams or for the ministry of Connecting Streams at www.powertochange.org by clicking ways to give. Or if the phone is easier for you – call Power to Change toll-free at 1-800-563-1106 and ask for donations. Thank you for your prayerful consideration! May there be a ripple effect to your investment as lives are transformed for the Lord’s Kingdom.
The full Annual Report will be posted on our website soon!
Get Involved in Ministry
Are you ready to leave the ordinary behind and experience the extraordinary, perfect plan of the Lord for living life with passion and purpose? Are you ready to make a difference in this world?
Connecting Streams has many ministry opportunities that will allow you to bring the love of Jesus to the broken and marginalized.
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