Ministry

A Box Of Feet and a Wheelchair For Haiti

A few weeks ago our church here in Prescott took up a special love offering. The money was used  to help one of our members ship some needed items to Haiti so she with some other friends could minister to the people who are still suffering from the massive earthquake that took place this year.


I wanted to post a few pics of the wheel chair we shipped and the little girl who is using the chair a this very moment.

What a power way to be used to help a hurting country.

Here is Kate Pressman’s blog if you would like to check out a few more pics from her trip this past month.

http://katepressman.wordpress.com/

Here is one of the boxes of prosthetics that were shipped with the team of physical therapist to Haiti.


The Sunday morning of the special love offering we as a congregation prayed with fervency for the boy or girl that would sit in this chair.

Here is the little girl who is now using the wheelchair that so many prayed for and gave.

That is how God uses all of us. He puts us together to get the selfishness out of us so we can together make a difference in peoples lives.
From Him the whole body, joined and held together by every supporting ligament, grows and builds itself
up in love, as each part does its work. (Eph. 4:16)

Written in the context of spiritual gifting, Ephesians 4:16 lets us know that each and every Christian has a part in the church that will be instrumental to the growth of the Body of Christ. 1 Corinthians 12:7 says, “Now to each one the manifestation of the Spirit is given for the common good.”

Serving one another through the use
of our spiritual gifts is not optional.

Since there is a limit on the time we can serve, we need to look for maximum effectiveness. Structuring our ministries around our spiritual gifts will help us do that. Knowing where we are spiritually gifted will help us know where to put our focus, energy, and time. It will show us where we should plug into ministry.

But, in serving we must follow:

* God’s design for the church
* God’s own character
* God’s principles in His Word
And, the use of our spiritual gifts must be exercised:

* in His power
* by His grace

Thank you for being UNselfish.

Pastor Steve

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LEWIS AND CLARK

Lewis and Clark October Entry

Just wanted to post a few pics of the seven month old GROWING pups in this blog for October.

As you can see the seven month old pups have now caught up with 6 year old Bella.

Lewis and Clark gettin a coffee with dad at the Method Coffee here in Preskitt.

Clark with the rope and Lewis always analyzing.

Clark Griswold is pushing close to 85 lbs.

Lewis and Clark (seven months old) always playing, eating or sleeping.

I love these two last pics .

These guys have been just perfect especially for the last 7 months we have had.

Man what a gift God.

Thank you.

Steve

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Arizona, Ministry, outdoors

New Horizons/Teen Challenge @ Lake Powell

I just wanted to post a few pics from an amazing weekend with some amazing students and leaders I had at Lake Powell last weekend.

I was invited to speak at their annual Honors Retreat by pastor Daniel Williamson who is the Lead pastor of  Lamb Of God Church in Flagstaff.

http://www.azteenchallenge.org/cms/index.cfm?&PrimaryKeyList=,783&itemID=204069

All I can say is, this guy is a true authentic pastor. I watched him pour his life into these students and leaders.

The weekend was filled with outdoor activities as well as four sessions I themed as “SURVIVOR”.

I gave four sessions to help the teens survive in the real world after they graduated from New Horizons.

*Surviving Sons – Taken from the 33 Chilean miners trapped for 60 plus days in Chile.

*Between A Rock And A Hard Place – Taken from the Aron Rolston  Story.

*The “Z Man” – The Story of Zacchaeus who was a small man who was up a tree.

*The Apple Of God’s EyeTaken from Deuteronomy 32:10

Here are a few pics of an amazing crew in what we called Cathedral Cove.

Double click on the pic to enlarge it if you want to see a bigger image.

One of the coolest parts of the retreat for me was having my son Caleb with us the entire weekend.

One of the leaders of the retreat took us on a tour up Navajo Canyon.

The accommodations Captain Z provided for the leaders was really tough…man we suffered in this 54 footer.

75 pancakes – Pastor Daniel

What a team of leaders. These guys truly are servants.

I have had a lot of letters and notes handed to me over 30 years of ministry but this note on a napkin from a student named Zach is one of my favorites.

Just had to scan it and make it digital for histories sake.

Thank you Pastor Daniel and Teen Challenge for a great weekend in an amazing place.

Pastor Steve


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