This fall ministry season has been full. We sense a renewed release, freedom, and anticipation of what God is doing! We are speaking and sharing God’s invitation to follow him into a hurting world and challenging others to be bold Kingdom leaders. We had a Volunteer Training event in October that equipped passionate volunteers and leaders to submit and rely on the guidance of the Holy Spirit and to share the gospel effectively in their field of ministry and daily walk.
In November we had a day of prayer and fasting where the Lord unified the Connecting Streams team. The next day of prayer and fasting is January 8th, 2014 and we hope you are able to join us!
As the Christmas season approaches, may you reflect on God’s greatest gift to mankind—Jesus. May He revitalize your faith and reaffirm your resolve to faithfully follow Him into a world desperately crying out for a Saviour—Merry Christmas to you and your family!
Donna Mitchell Director, Connecting Streams Power to Change www.connectingstreams.com
Verse of the Month
“For unto us a Child is born, Unto us a Son is given; And the government will be upon His shoulder. And His name will be called Wonderful, Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.” Isaiah 9:6
Video of the Month
This is a heart warming video of a Christmas flash mob that happened in busy mall during the holiday season. Although it’s amateur video, you can see hearts open as they are reminded that Jesus is the reason for the season.
A Christmas Blessing
It is our prayer that the miracle and majesty of Christmas resonate in your heart throughout the coming year. May God’s word light your path. May His promises give you hope. May His goodness provide your needs. May His grace captivate your heart, and may His presence clothe you in peace.
This New Year may you discover and accept God’s greatest Gift, Jesus. He lovingly pursues your affection. He yearns for you to receive His Christmas Gift.
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year from your Connecting Streams Friends.
Please download a special Christmas Book Mark from Connecting Streams with this Christmas message.
Devotional: What is this Gift?
By Donna Mitchell
“Now this is eternal life: that they may know you, the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom you have sent.” John 17:3
The time for Jesus to leave the world had come. After speaking with His disciples, Jesus begins to pray to His Father. He shares His heart’s desire—that the Father will glorify Himself. Jesus then exclaims that authority has been given to the Son to give the gift of eternal life to all His disciples.
Now, Jesus unpacks the gift of eternal life. What is this gift? Is it timeless existence? Jesus says that the gift of eternal life is knowing the Father—intimate, experiential knowledge—not just knowing about God or being acquaintances.
Free E-Book: Stream Voices
Have you downloaded this free inspirational e-book from Connecting Streams?
The stories in this book represent the voices of our faithful volunteers and ministry affiliates. .
Each story uniquely testifies of God’s unwavering compassion, grace, and love. Throughout scripture, the Holy Spirit compelled men and women to testify of God’s intervention in their lives and in the lives of those within their sphere of influence. We pray that the stories in this book captivate your heart and soul. May these voices encourage you to step out in faith and partner with other believers to reach the broken and marginalized in your world
Click below to read Stream Voices.
Do you have a story to tell? Share your experience working with Connecting Streams! Click here to share you story.
Give a Gift to Connecting Streams
We would like to give you the opportunity to give a gift this Christmas to Connecting Streams. Your generous donation will allow us to continue and expand this powerful ministry. Give the gift of FREEDOM as we help people from the church step out in faith to reach the hurting world. Troubled men and women, youth, widows, seniors, the broken and marginalized that are found in prisons, halfway homes, and the inner city.
When God gave his Son to the world love, acceptance, forgiveness and hope came with Him. This Christmas, please help us share these gifts to those who need it most. Click the link below to donate today.
Widows 2 Widows Christmas Banquet, December 8th: Ladies, you are invited to a special Christmas banquet in your honour on December 8th, 5:00pm at the Sherwood Park Alliance Church. Please RVSP to Jane Dempsey by December 1st to Jane.Dempsey@ymail.com.
Day of Prayer & Fasting, January 8th: You are all invited to join with us on our Day of Prayer & Fasting! It is drop-in friendly so come and go as your schedule allows throughout this day. Details to be announced.
Connecting Streams Training Event, March 8, 2014: Details to be announced.
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