2016 May 8 Announcements

Our monthly collection in May will be for the Apostolic Christian Counseling and Family Services in Morton.

Our church is sponsoring a blood drive at Rock Creek Bible Church in Congerville today(Monday, May 9th) from 1:00 to 6:00 p.m.  Walk-ins are welcome.  Thank you!

HarvestCall Sewing will be held Tuesday from 9-noon. Babysitting will be provided at the church. We will be preparing sewing kits, packaging bibles, and tying comforters. Please join us!

Bro. Craig Stickling from Peoria will be here Wednesday evening to share with us the “Impact of Holiness”.

The young group Bible study will be at Bro. Rick and Sis. Stacie Bauman’s home this Friday at 7:30pm.

We will have singing at the Eureka Home this Saturday at 6:45.

We plan to have testimonies for Carly Hartman and Wyatt Rocke on Wednesday, May 18th and Baptisms on Sunday, May 22nd.

On Saturday, June 4, 2016 at 7PM, Sis. Jenny Bertsch will be making a presentation at the Peoria Fellowship Hall. It's been almost three years since her husband, Bro. Zach Bertsch (Bluffton, IN,) passed away from cancer. As you may recall, he and Sis. Jenny started the Cancer Redemption Project as a way to bring God glory from Zach's colon cancer and to help orphans at the same time.  On June 4th, Sis. Jenny will be providing a brief update on this remarkable project as well as sharing some of her experiences throughout this difficult time and how God has proven faithful.  No RSVP is required. Visit loving-shepherd.org/redeem2016 to learn more.

Please click-here if you are interested in reading the minutes of the April 9, 2016 HarvestCall Board Meeting.

Note from Bro. Wes and Sis. Millie Knapp’s family:
Mom is recovering from her slight stroke at their duplex in Eureka but will no longer be able to care for our dad.  We have some decisions regarding their living arrangements ahead.  We need your prayers for wisdom, patience, & peace as we go through this process.  It's hard but we have seen God opening doors & changing hearts & minds in amazing ways & we KNOW He's already in our tomorrows!

Note from Bro. Kurt & Sis. Joan Plattner:
Greetings in the Name of Jesus!
We’re sending this email to a large group of people to ask for your assistance in prayer and possibly in encouraging someone to consider serving as a teacher to our missionary children.
As many of you already know, we are currently looking for a teacher for the upcoming school year. We believe a school for our missionary children is the best option for our mission, both for the current families serving here and for recruiting families to join us in the field.  At the present time, we have 6 children for the upcoming school year with the possibility of more if God directs other families to join our team to fill our open medical positions.
Please pray with us that God will direct the right person according to His plans for our mission.  Also, if you know someone that could be a good fit, please encourage them to prayerfully consider this position.
Here is the teacher’s job description as listed on the HarvestCall website:
Teacher Opportunity at Bonne Fin Missionary School
Hospital Lumiere, Bonne Fin, Haiti is presently seeking a teacher for missionary children. This position involves full-time teaching in the multi-level classroom setting of the Bonne Fin Missionary School on the Hospital Lumiere compound. The missionary role is expected to start during the summer of 2016. This is a full time missionary position with a service term of one school year. There is opportunity to extend the term of service.
Qualifications include being a member in good standing of the Apostolic Christian Church, a minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree, preferably in the field of Education or Child Development, ability to communicate effectively with students, parents and visitors to the school, a nurturing and caring attitude toward children, and a heart and desire to serve others through service to Jesus Christ.
For additional details for this exciting and worthy position e-mail Robert Beebe at robert.beebe1@gmail.com, or call 574-276-6748.
Thank you for the prayer support!  We continue to need and appreciate all of the prayers and support for our missionary team at Hospital Lumiere.  Please feel free to contact us with questions.
Best Regards,
Kurt & Joan