"So he waited.... Then he waited.... Then God spoke to Noah, saying go out of the ark, you and your wife and your son's wives with you." 
 
Many months had gone by and now we finally see the Lord giving Noah the go ahead to leave the ark. In previous verses, we saw that Noah found favor with God, and that he was careful to obey all His words, and in this we are truly amazed at Noah's faith and trust in the Lord. But even more astonishing was his patience. Cramped, smelly quarters, lacking freedom of movement, boredom, snappy animals (four and two legged) may have been just the tip of the iceberg that could test the patience of even the best. Like Noah, as well as you and I, we could be sorely tested as we wait on the Lord. Open doors, closed doors, ministry opportunities, frustrations because things aren't going as we want, even fear, malaise or not wanting to go tests our patience. "But God remembered..." (Gen 8:1). And God as He did with Noah He does for us, granting all of His grace for us to wait, listen and obey as He wills His perfect plans for our lives.
 
Pastor Russell

Opportunities

Communion Sunday - As Another Communion Sunday comes and goes, we are reminded that we can enjoy the fellowship and close communion with the Lord wherever we are at. Draw near, enter into His presence with thanksgiving and praise receiving the emblems of His table.
 
River of Life Mission - We have an upcoming opportunity to serve at the Mission in a few weeks. Get ready to participate in all the blessings.

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.