"Moses told his father-in-law all that the Lord had done to Pharaoh and to the Egyptians for Israels sake, all the hardship that had befallen them on the journey, and how the Lord had delivered them."

With Pharaoh and his troops decimated in the midst of the sea, we saw in the following passages Moses having to deal with much grumbling and quarrel along with contention from the sons of Israel. It came even to a point of Moses feeling threatened by talks of stoning him by the people. Yet as he spoke to Jethro, not a word is mentioned of the unhappy people. Moses said yes, we had much hardship along the way, but the Lord has been faithful, and brought us each and every step of the way. Our own lives can be filled with complaint and spewing misery, or we can instead choose to recount to others of His faithfulness even in hardship. As Jethro rejoiced with Moses' testimony, seed fell on good ground that spoke of God's faithful dealings, he would come eventually to a place of worshiping the true and living God. Our lives should reflect much the same of Moses heart to those around us.

Pastor Russell


Ministry Opportunities - Amidst the Covid and its variants that have run through the world this last year or so, may go through a variety of differing scenarios. Some go on as they have, others with waning confidence in the vaccine, still many fear filled, others with cautious methodical movement, some still healing from the effects of Covid, others going through financial, health or family issues. The variations are multiplied by the changes. In all of this child of God, look for the opportunities to share a word of encouragement, to offer to pray and to share the love of Christ.

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.