Church Work Day!

Volunteers are needed for our church workday on Saturday, August 5th, from 8 AM-1 PM! We need help in the following areas:
  • Yard Care
  • Painting
  • Cleaning & Organizing
  • Carpet Shampooing
  • Repairs & Maintenance
If you are willing to help, please call the church office at 863-773-9243.
 


Video Announcements

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Lake Aurora Camp

Please be in prayer for “Miss” Jen and her team THIS week as they attend Lake Aurora with the 3rd-5th graders (July 23-27) and the 1st-2nd graders (July 27-28).
 


Missionary Update from the Sudsberry Family

The Urge.

Para: Nearness
Kaleo: call or summon

The word translated in the NIV "Urge" is parakaleo. Paul uses it in Romans 12:1 when he is talking about God's mercy. Paul writes: "Therefore, I urge you, brothers and sisters, in view of God’s mercy, to offer your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and pleasing to God—this is your true and proper worship."

So I think we should pause and ask a few questions.

What urges you?
What calls out to you?
What moves you to act?

One of the most common motivators in our lives is Fear. Fear of not having enough. Fear of being left out. Fear of not having the latest and greatest. Fear of not fitting in.  

Fear causes a reaction while mercy causes action.

God's mercy is to be our motivator.

I bet you have experienced this. You saw a piece of art, heard a song, listened to a sermon, watched a dance performance, had a good workout session. Whatever your thing is. Somewhere in the midst of that experience you were moved. You felt the urge or need to do something about what you saw, heard, or felt.  

Can you think of a time when you sinned, sought forgiveness, and felt that grace of God? The mercy of God. It was as if Jesus spoke to you almost audibly and you felt...free. Like a massive weight was just lifted off of your chest.

I think Paul is saying, you can worship in a way that goes beyond a welcome, 3 songs, sermon, and an upbeat closing song? You want lasting worship?

Go back to the mercy of God. Let this be your motivator. Let His grace cause you to daily serve Him with all that you have and are.

May His sacrifice cause you to give Him everything.

Your time.
Your finances.
Your vacations.
Your work.
Your spouse.
Your children.
Your parents.
Your home.
Your car.

All of it. May it all be Holy and pleasing to God.

Grace & Peace,

Suds 5
 

Church,

We are seeing some incredible results of a lot of hard work from a lot of people we serve alongside. As of July there are 11 churches underway and 9 more in their infancy so we invite you to celebrate with us! Please thank God for what He is doing through all of you! Keep sharing the story of what God is doing on this island. Keep pleading that He will continue and allow this movement to spread to all the the Caribbean.  

We would love to have you come and spend time here.

You are always welcome! Thanks for supporting our family...we are forever grateful.
 
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Missionary Update from Justin & Steffani

Blessed to work with Campus Christian House team from Missouri State University

SUMMER TIME is relational time. 
 
We were blessed to receive a group of college students from the Midwest who came to support our ministry by kicking off English Camp for the summer. For two weeks, the 9 college students plugged in and poured into kids in our community. We are thankful for new friendships, and for the team catalyzing what Justin & I will continue through the rest of the summer. 
One of the benefits, and hopes for the English camp, is to not only get to know the kids, but to develop relationships with their parents. We didn't realize it would happen so fast, but we have already become friends with one family in particular! In fact, we spent most of last weekend at their family farm and enjoyed games with the kids, conversation (all in Spanish of course!), and good food together. This is one of many families we hope to continue getting to know and doing life with in our community. 
 

BAPTIZED IN CHRIST! 
 
This month, we saw God moving in a number of ways. One special way was through a couple in our church family, Jose & Maria (names changed). They have been coming to our small church plant for a while, have accepted Jesus, and were recently baptized! This is HUGE as they used to be trapped in the Is***** faith. Jesus is transforming lives here! 

Please pray for Jose & Maria as they are facing persecution from the M***** community here. Also, they are in need of jobs. Pray for us as a team to either help them find a job or create their own. 
 

EL CAMINO

It is no coincidence that "El Camino" means "The Way." People from all over the world embark on this pilgrimage for spiritual reasons. Along the journey we met many pilgrims who are searching for God, or searching for God in some form. Throughout the trek we kept coming across reminders of what Jesus said: "I am the way, the truth, and the life." Whether it was in the form of a cross, graffiti spray painted on rocks, or on t-shirts (we rocked t-shirts with this verse and I can't tell you how many times one of us was asked about them!), the footprint of Jesus is very much in this place. I (Steffani) am very thankful to have had this time to spend with God and others on the trail. 

 
 
As always, shout out to our  AWESOME PARTNERS and the team behind us! You are igniting change in Spain, and you may not even realize it! We hope each time we share these newsletters, you are reminded of how valuable you are to us, and to the Kingdom. 

Thank you for keeping us in your thoughts and prayers. We'd love to pray with you. Email or message us with any prayer requests!

With love & every blessing, 

Justin & Steffani


Generations Cafe

 


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Pray for Dathan!

 

Please pray for Dathan…one of the children in the Heartland for Children gallery needing a “forever home”. Heartland has asked FCC to pray specifically for Dathan and his search for a “forever family”.
 
Described as being artistic and determined; Dathan is a teenager that enjoys drawing, origami, video games, comic books, and swimming. He prefers smaller groups and a calm environment. Even with pets, he enjoys a pet that is calm and quiet, which is why he has a pet turtle! Dathan would like to be adopted by a family that will “treat him nice” and he would do best in a home where he is the center of attention. A family who are calm natured and structured would be ideal for him.
 
Dathan is still matched and recently moved into his forever family home! The State requires a child to live with a family for at least 90 days prior to adoption finalization. Thus, we are looking forward to his adoption finalization sometime in August or September. 
 


What’s Available in Generations Cafe?

In Generations, we have more than just coffee and breakfast items! We also have car decals ($2 each), FCC t-shirts ($10 each) and a lending library where you can check out books by your favorite Christian authors!! Be sure to stop and check it all out while enjoying your breakfast or dinner!