"But before faith came, we were kept in custody under the law, which being shut up to the faith which was later to be revealed."

As we've gone through a portion of the book of Exodus that contained the ordinances for the children of Israel, we see the tedious list of laws along with the Ten Commandants, that were brought to govern the daily lives of the people. This custody guarding us or keeping us safe, really from ourselves, were meant to bring us to the realization that the task was really impossible in of ourselves.

"Therefore the law has become our tutor to lead us to Christ, so that we may be justified by faith."  Galatians 3:24

Pastor Russell

Opportunities

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.