Please continue to pray for me and Holly as we lead our group - wanting to challenge, encourage, and equip them in their faith. We always want to keep moving forward! Thanks...
Monday, May 24, 2010
This past Saturday, our Thursday evening Bible Study group came together for our monthly "community serve" event, which this month consisted of feeding the homeless in our area (Studio City/North Hollywood). We were able to assemble and pass out 38 sack lunches and pray with numerous individuals. Each time we do these outreaches, we learn more about how to effectively reach the people in our neighborhood because we are out there physically seeing the needs. There is nothing quite like putting our faith into action!
Posted by Pastor Mike at 2:23 PM
Thursday, May 13, 2010
On Tuesday, an amazing Faith-based collaborative meeting took place in down-town Los Angeles concerning the issue of homelessness in our city. Many city and national leaders came (including the keynote speaker from the Obama administration), and the call went out to the church to help the government with this growing problem in our nation's cities. Los Angeles is the homeless capital of the United States, so it was encouraging to see over 200 people from 50 organizations attend the event. I learned alot about homeless solutions, so it will be very beneficial information for me to put to use in leading the Hollywood homeless outreach that the Hollywood churches are pursuing right now. It is definitely exciting to see that God is moving in many believer's hearts on this issue. It will take all of us to help correct this problem...
Also pray this Saturday night for a meeting with a few people from our Bible Study. We will be discussing the direction that God has for our small group - whether it is to develop into something more formal or not. We desperately need God's direction in this.
Thanks for all of your prayers and support!
Posted by Pastor Mike at 9:15 AM