"And she was greatly distressed, prayed to the Lord and wept bitterly."

The stigma and disappointment of a childless woman in the day of Samuel brought not only heartache, but was tempered by the constant taunting of her close rival. Distress at the situation would not move her to inaction, and bitterness would not drive her away and into the arms of more fleshly pursuits. Much to her credit we find her in prayer. A great example we find for all of us, not wrapped up in a place of woe, or paralyzed by the situation, but with hopeful confidence, trusting in God's outcome. We may, at one time or another face differing circumstances, but how we face them is the question.

Pastor Russell

Opportunities (6/23/2024)

Hawaii Pastors Leaders Conference 2024 - Is entitled "Occupy Until I Come" is scheduled for 2 days, Friday 8/16 & Saturday 8/17. Let Tracy know if you want to attend.

Prayer Points

Lahaina Recovery - Continue to keep in prayer the people of Lahaina and for the entirety of Maui. Long term effects and status of rebuilding, housing for the displaced, job recovery and financial ramifications all come into recovery efforts.

River of Life Mission - Continue to keep the ROLM in prayer. The dynamic ministry is ever changing and morphing. Keep the staff as well as the guests and ministry partners in prayer.

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.