"Then Jacob went on his journey, and came to the land of the sons of the east."
 
The word "went" in this verse is translated as a Hebrew idiom meaning lit. "lifted up his feet". It speaks of young man's response to divine encouragement. And as Jacob received encouragement from the Lord, his journey, many hundreds of miles long, seemed of no real trouble. Although possibly hampered at times by weariness, cold, hunger, danger from bandits, bumpy and treacherous roads, he "went" it seems with no real trouble. Led and empowered by the Spirit, he had a spring in his step. For we today, whether young or older in the Lord, it's He who helps to lift our feet as we continue in this tenuous walk in this world, our journey of faith, our eyes fixed on Him, the author and finisher of our faith.
 
Pastor Russell

Opportunities

CCA Pacific Pastor Leaders Churchworkers Conference - Is happening Saturday, August 22, 2020. We will be live streaming the conference here at the chapel for everyone to view. Scheduled to start at 8am, running to 4pm, it should be a dynamite time in view of all going on in the world. The Chapel will provide some refreshments, but all are encouraged to bring some food to share. Should be a great time. Please plan on joining in.
 
Covid Upticks - With numbers spiking it seems, our leaders again are on a shutdown mode. Jobs disappearing, benefits have run out, people in fear and flux, kids out of school, be ready to minister to those in need around us. We don't pretend to have all the answers, but we serve a God who promises us never to leave us or forsake us. In Him is hope, and in Him alone.

Prayer Points

River of Life Mission - As the volume of meals and ministry opportunities have ramped up at the River of Life Mission, please keep all the staff and guests, as well as the neighboring community, in prayer.

Our church family - As many are sheltered in place during this Covid outbreak, rundown a list you may formulate in your mind and keep one another in prayer during this time of isolation.

COVID-19 prayer - As this global pandemic continues to take lives and so dramatically change the lifestyles of all, pray that hearts would be turned to the Lord, and people receive His saving grace and mercy. Pray for our first responders and our doctors, nurses and caregivers who minister so faithfully on the very front line of this COVID-19 outbreak.

Pray for the peace of Jerusalem - As the Middle East heats up, pray for the nation of Israel along with all of those in this region who have come to the knowledge of Jesus Christ as Lord and Saviour.