Good morning. As you read this note from your Pastor, I find myself on the other side of this planet – Vietnam and Cambodia. Its 14 hours ahead. So, while you’re worshipping the King of kings, I’m most likely resting my body; which is the "temple of the Holy Spirit…" That means I’m asleep.
First, thank you for praying for me. I sense so much sponsorship from my God and you—the dear people God has called me to shepherd. I am grateful to Him, that I am the Pastor of this great church. Second, I consider it such an honor that He would send me to preach and teach His word in these places—It’s humbling.
Welcome Matthew and Anna Silvestre. This young man was gracious enough to accept our invitation to preach in my absence. Both Matt and Anna have played a key role with California Youth and Single Adult Camps and Retreats. Listen to God as you listen to Matt as he preaches His Word. Be blessed!
Kids Club…The team has stepped forward. Thank you all! Praise God for His saints who have a big ‘YES’ stamped on their hearts, willing and yielded to serve. Some are working on rearranging their schedule with intentions of helping. The key word is "helping." Ministering helpers have a great opportunity to impact with their presence.
Fires, earthquakes, hurricanes, storms, and nation against nation... What is going on? What is happening? Why? These are perplexing questions many are asking, yes even believers. It’s OK to wonder, but be careful not to get mad at God like the unbelievers. How ironic. They have no room for God and yet are quick to blame God for the stuff they don’t like. Hmmm? This is a bit on the hypocritical side, wouldn’t you say? On the same note, don't you as a believer forget the Biblical predictions addressed by Jesus Himself (See Mark 13:3-8). “All these are the beginning of sorrows” (Matthew 13:14).
And yes, one last thing: “This gospel of the kingdom will be preached in all the world as a witness to all the nations, and then the end will come” (Matthew 24:14). That’s what I’m doing in Vietnam and Cambodia. I’m investing in the lives of pastors, evangelists, teachers, missionaries, and Youth Pastors so that they may more effectively with sound doctrine PREACH THE WORD to all nations (2 Timothy 4:2).
Pastor Hernandez and I want and need your help. Let’s tell our city what Jesus can do. Invite one. Invite all.
Can you believe it? I'm not there and I’m still preaching. Smile! And Amen! And praise the Lord while you’re at it.
Again, greetings from the other side of the planet. I love you!