Posts from June 2018

Posts from June 2018

What can I tell you about Madrid? Well, it’s hot and we are doing a lot of walking so far. We use public transportation to get around the city and have been averaging around 10 miles a day or around 20,000 steps. We have been working in an apartment area with children and have been averaging about 60+ children a day that we continue to build relationships with that will allow our FRIENDS here in Madrid to continue to build…

Notes from Mark

It was a good week at camp. All told we took 79 campers – 68 children and 11 adults. There were some interesting moments as well as funny ones and others that will stay with us forever. New friends were made and old friendships were strengthened. We worshiped together and shared God’s Word with one another. We had many children come forward at the invitation with questions of all kinds. Some renewed their faith, others needed someone to pray with…

Good Decisions

Some of you know that I don’t like corn mazes. I don’t like having to make a decision as to which way to go with little or no information. It is not fun for me! Whenever I am making a decision, I do my homework. I get the information I need to make a decision. Some of that information may be counsel or advice from others. If it is a spiritual decision, I seek the counsel of Christian men and…
I will be traveling to Madrid this Saturday to work with an NGO (Non-Governmental Organization) that for security reason I will not name. We will be working with Muslim Refugees from primarily Morocco. Most missions trips that I go on are either to assist local churches or ministries (much like we are currently doing in Latvia) or to help with a Spiritual Harvest of new believers. In Madrid its a little bit different. You wont see many pictures of us…

Notes from Mark

A huge THANK YOU to each one of our workers in VBS this year. From the help we had in decorating, to our Kitchen Committee and those that helped with our Pool Party, to each one that was available to help in any manner during the week of VBS to those that stayed and helped clean up after Family Night, you did a fantastic job! It is a blessing to see our church working together as one body for the…

Rescue The Perishing

Jesus desires that everyone be saved. It is our job as a believer to share our faith with others. We need to be urgent about it. Years ago, a fire broke out in a hotel in Chicago. Flames and smoke blocked the normal escape routes. Some people went onto a balcony to escape the smoke, but they were trapped there. It looked as if they were doomed. However, one man found an exit to a fire escape. Courageously, he made…
Last Friday as I sat at a restaurant with 7 wonderful leaders from our Youth Ministry, These 7 students had just spent a week at Super Summer Oklahoma. One thing we began doing last year was to take a picture of all of our name tags when we left #SSOK. As we took this picture and posted it on our Youth Ministry Instagram (#EBCUthMin) We began to think about the summer of 2019. The biggest question I had for them…

Notes from Mark

So far in VBS we are averaging 150 in attendance with workers and children. The spirit has been tremendous and thank you for your prayers and support. We treasure your prayers as we complete the week. Thursday morning will be our decision service for the 2nd -6th grade. Remember Thursday night is Family Night at 7 PM. This is a great opportunity for our church family to meet the families of the children attending VBS and share with them the…

Productivity

I am enjoying Vacation Bible School this week. I am thankful for all those who serve to make VBS happen. It is a good work. It is an investment. It is productive. In Matthew 7, Jesus says “Every tree that does not bear good fruit is cut down and thrown into the fire.  So then, you will know them by their fruits.  Not every one who says to me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ will enter the kingdom of heaven; but he who…

Rescue The Perishing

Jesus desires that everyone be saved. It is our job as a believer to share our faith with others. We need to be urgent about it. Years ago, a fire broke out in a hotel in Chicago.  Flames and smoke blocked the normal escape routes.  Some people went onto a balcony to escape the smoke, but they were trapped there.  It looked as if they were doomed.  However, one man found an exit to a fire escape.  Courageously, he made…
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