After these things the word of the Lord came to Abram in a vision, saying, "Do not fear, Abram, I am a shield to you; your reward shall be very great."
 
Leaving the comfort and familiarity of his family and home, Abram was led into uncharted lands filled with unknown peoples, some with unsavory motives. Facing even dissension within his own camp, uncertainty and doubt may have crept in bringing fear. But God, in His faithfulness, comes with a word of reassurance and hope. Like our Lord today, He is faithful to remind us that He is a shield about us. Why fear? In Him are the great blessings of an abundant life, filled with love, joy, peace and hope even in the darkest of times. The days we live in bring opportunities for us to pray for those around us, and share the good news of Jesus.
 
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.