Did you make any resolutions for 2014? Have you succeeded in keeping them so far? For many people, New Year’s resolutions are so seldom kept that some resolve not to make resolutions to avoid disappointment!
There is a resolution, however, that the Lord says will bless you. You will be blessed if you resolve to seek God and His help.
Wherever you find yourself today or in the days ahead, I urge you to resolve today to seek the Lord. Cry to Him when you are in any form of trouble. He will hear your cry and come to your aid. (Read full devotional…)
May we live with a humble posture – asking God for help and seeking His face, giving thanks to Him and praising Him in the presence of others.
Donna Mitchell Director, Connecting Streams Power to Change www.connectingstreams.com
Verse of the Month
Let them praise the LORD for his great love and for the wonderful things He has done for them. For He satisfies the thirsty and fills the hungry with good things…Let them exalt Him publicly before the congregation and before the leaders of the nation.” Psalm 107:8-9,32 NLT
Video of the Month
This song was played during our most recent day of fasting and prayer. The Lord used it powerfully! May it bless you as much as it blessed us. Click on the image to watch the video.
Devotional – Learning to be Compliant Clay
Nelson Mandela has long been a hero of mine. On a flight to South Africa five years ago, I read Mandela’s lengthy auto-biography, Long Walk to Freedom. The context the book provided made my speaking tour there fascinating. I recognized the street and building names as comrades and prison mates of the great man.
Recently, as I have been reading everything I can get my hands on about his redemptive life, I can’t help but think of parallels with the life of Joseph. Both began as young, arrogant men with big dreams. Both suffered hardship as the result of convictions they couldn’t deny. Both spent years in the crucible of prison and both emerged with a 24 carat character and the moral authority to lead. There is one other thing they share: Joseph and Mandela chose forgiveness and reconciliation over vengeance once power was in their hands. They allowed the hardships of prison to bring out the best in them, harnessing passion into self-discipline and distilling frustration into patience. But most importantly, refining anger into love.
Join Connecting Streams
Are you praying for a fulfilling, challenging ministry opportunity?
Are you passionate and committed to following the Lord wherever He leads you?
Do you believe God is calling you to serve Him with Connecting Streams?
Currently, Connecting Streams’ is looking for part-time and full-time City Leaders. The City Leader will recruit, develop and lead a Connecting Streams ministry team in their city or area. They will build a core leadership team, ensure the development of faith adventure streams, recruit and develop team leaders and help to engage and empower volunteer teams to reach their world.
Accept God’s invitation to ministry. Discover your full potential. Discover a thriving faith experience that transforms lives!
If you are interested in joining our ministry team, you may contact Donna Mitchell at Donna.Mitchell@powertochange.org or you may apply by emailing your resume to Human Resources at email@example.com.
Missions Fest 2014
“Declare His Glory Among the Nations”
Missions Fest is February 21-23rd at the Shaw Conference Centre in Edmonton. Missions Fest Alberta is a three-day family missions conference. Their goal is to inform and celebrate what God is doing all over the world; to educate Christians about their responsibility and involvement in world evangelization and missions; to challenge believers to pray, give, send, and go.
For more information visit www.mfest.ab.ca
Join Connecting Streams at Missions Fest!
Drop by the Connecting Streams booth in the exhibitor trade show. Learn more about our ministry opportunities and meet some of our staff members.
Donna Mitchell will be speaking at the “Connections for Women” training event on Saturday, February 22nd. This day is for women of all ages. Join us as we explore the role you can play in missions abroad and at home! (Learn more…)
Volunteer Orientation – February 8th: If you are interested in considering volunteering please contact Margaret at firstname.lastname@example.org for details
Volunteer Training Event – March 8th:
Scripture consistently challenges believers to purposely and effectively share their faith with those within their sphere of influence. Come, join us, as we prepare our hearts and minds to embrace His calling and challenge – allow God to prepare and sanctify your heart and mind, empower, and equip you for effective ministry!
Connecting Streams Volunteer Celebration Event – April 13th: Details to be announced.
Roy Financial Mayor’s Walk Fundraiser – April 26th: Whether you are running/walking in this event or sponsoring a participant, we welcome you to join us for this fundraiser for Connecting Streams.
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