"Let them construct a sanctuary for Me, that I may dwell among them."

As the sons of Israel exited Egypt, led by the Lord, He first brought deliverance, then gave them His word, the covenant. He now asked for contributions for the building of a sanctuary, so He would be able to dwell in their midst. You see for all time, the Lord sought to be among His people. So true it is today, that as we receive His message of salvation, the forgiveness of sin in Christ Jesus and make our hearts open for His sanctuary, He comes in and dwells with us. As simple as it sounds, the Lord for all time desired fellowship and communion with His people. For you and I, the relationship is ongoing, for others, it's His heart's desire that they would open their hearts to Him. Continue to let your light shine, pray for those outside of the fellowship of believers, that they might open their hearts to Him.

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.