|Posted by Marta Escarcega on September 24, 2015 at 2:05 PM|
FALL 5776 SHANA TOVA, OR HAPPY NEW YEAR!
The Jewish New Year has begun, and we are excited about the new season. As we hear about crises all over the world, fires, and drought in CA, a possible economic crash, earthquakes, and turmoil, we know we are called to bring and speak HOPE to those around us. We are not naïve to think, all is perfect around us, but our God is not worried. Every year I try to meet with the Living Wall group, which meets three times a year. I haven’t gone in three years though and I truly missed it. It was such a joy to be back with them last week. On Friday, we spend time checking our hearts to deal with those things that got in the way of moving forward. Sad to say, I had many, heart attitudes, of disappointment and doubt. We went to the Word and read what God had to say about them. I find it ironic, the very ministry I lead to bring HOPE, I was fighting hopelessness. But I was reminded to put my heart and mind back on His truths, and I was encouraged to press forward.
On another note, we as a team are also reevaluating and seeking the Lord for anything new He would like us to do this year and anything to let go of. Here is the latest update:
• One area, I’ve grown and been challenged in is the area of ‘resource development’. You can read my blogs about that under Resource Development. We have so much we’d like to do, but it takes funds to do it.
• We are still on hold with the children’s ministry, until we find more partners who can help us in the weekly outreach. We got the room ready, painted the walls, got material, now just waiting for team members and funds for insurance.
• Prayer continues as we meet at various places where God calls us.
• Polish and Pray is doing GREAT! It’s expanding, and the team is being asked to go to new places.
• I was asked to be part of a team that promotes Faith Based movies in Fresno. It’s been awesome to see the attendance and the red carpet events.
• We are working to expand our evangelistic outreaches, more to tell later.
• We are Praying about bringing back healing prayer and campus ministry. It always depends on if people are committed to help and funding.
• PRAYER REQUEST:
• Find interns to help in areas like marketing, media and administration. Find help for accounting/bookkeeping. • Get database for our newsletters/emails • Add photos and podcast to our website • Funds for an office and War Room in Fresno and all God has put on our hearts to do.
We THANK YOU for all your support and prayers. Remember you can give through paypal on our website.