And they all left Him and fled. And a certain young man was following Him, wearing but a linen sheet over his naked body; and they seized him. But he left the linen sheet behind, and escaped naked.

This young man is thought to be Mark himself, the author of the gospel of Mark. Though conventional wisdom had told the others to leave in haste, this young man, maybe a bit impetuous, possibly emboldened by child-like faith, or filled with curiosity, he followed along, and then was snatched by Jesus' captors. His narrow escape, alludes to the thought that God had a plan other than capture for this young man. For us today, we might face challenges that that want to impede us or hinder from what God has for us, yet the Lord is so gracious to make that way for us, or our loved ones. Mark would go on to live his life for the Lord, to love Him and serve Him. Whatever or wherever we are at, don't discount the fact that God has a plan for all of us.

Pastor Russell

Opportunities

Watchmen over God's Flock - The 2021 Pastors, Leaders, Church Workers Conference is scheduled for August 20-22, at CC KomoMai. We have a dynamite lineup of teachers and speakers for the conference. Please keep all in prayer. Signups still ongoing. Plan on inviting a friend to the End Times Outreach, happening each evening.

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.