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Tuesday, May 5, 2009

One Door At A Time

you shall be witnesses to Me in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the end of the earth. (Acts 1:8 NKJV)

Those who've been attending our services this year know that we are stressing missions in a big way. Doing our part to support missionaries around the world is a vital part of Friendship Bible Church. But foreign missions is not our first area of emphasis. That would be our home town... our Jerusalem... Randolph.

This Saturday we will return to a program we initiated last summer - Reaching Randolph One Door At A Time. Last summer we knocked on every door in the central part of Randolph (and there are surprisingly many!) This year we will branch out. And we'll keep going until we've knocked on every door in town. And then we'll start over again.

You can play a part in this exciting opportunity. Join us this Saturday at 10:00. We'll meet at the church, pair up, and head out for one hour of missionary outreach to our Jerusalem. If you've never gone door to door before, have no fear. You'll be paired with somebody who will do all the talking and you can just observe and pray. Actually, the role of the silent prayer partner is vital! And the commitment is only one hour every other weekend.

See you Saturday morning as we Reach Randolph One Door At A Time.

Monday, May 4, 2009

A Special Week

Here is a repeat of a website posting from May 3, 2007. This is a special week!
It was May 3, 1970. In just 24 hours one of this area's most well-known historical events would occur - the shootings at Kent State University. But on May 3, something happened that didn't make the news, and is unknown to all but a select few now. On that day, a twelve year old boy experienced the most important event in his personal history. That boy was me, and on May 3, 1970, I trusted Christ as my Savior. I am, spiritually, 39 years old today. And so it is a special day as I look back over the journey Christ has led me on so far - a journey that has included both ups and downs, successes and failures, victories and defeats. But one thing is certain. I am more sure today of His love for me than I have ever been. He promised, "I will never leave thee, nor forsake thee." (Hebrews 13:5) I can testify after 39 years of walking with Him, that He never has, and He never will.
This week is also special for another reason - Thursday is the National Day of Prayer. Will you join with us this day in praying for our nation? Our church? Our brothers and sisters in Christ? Those around us who have never yet met this Man who loves them so? Pray. He will answer. "If ye shall ask any thing in my name, I will do it." (John 14:14)

Our regular Wednesday prayer meeting is cancelled this week, and the church will be open for prayer on Thursday. Come any time between 5-9 to pray.