Tampa Bay Rays Game



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Bless the local schools

The Miller life group Is collecting basic school supplies this month for our local schools. Please pick up a couple extra things as they go on sale. Some examples of items needed are: 
 

Glue | Glue sticks | Pencils Erasers | Index cards | Paper |
Hand sanitizer | Clorox wipes | Scissors

Items can be left in the basket at the Connection Center.



Missionary Update from Justin & Steffani

This is Part 2 of our Summer Update…

In our church, I have started sharing communion meditations, and the first time accidentally said Jesus ‘killed’ for us instead of Jesus ‘died’ for us! Whoops! Language is an ongoing learning skill to be sure. It certainly wasn’t the first language faux pas and it won’t be the last.

Every other Friday I lead our “reunion de jovenes” or youth group. At this time, it’s all guys, and we have a time of teaching and learning followed by some fun and shenanigans. We meet in our church building, or in someone’s home. The guys love playing ping pong, chess, and going bowling. I love investing in teenagers and it reminds me of the sweet years I spent in youth ministry back in Sarasota.

The past two months have been a bit of a blur, as we’ve spent a lot of time getting our ducks in a row with little David. Between embassy & visa appointments, medical check-ups, and all the legal paperwork required to have a child abroad, it has been quite a full season! May and June also included visits from our parents. We relished our time together, enjoyed sharing our life in Spain with them, and of course LOVED introducing them to their newest grandson!

Now, we’d like to share some prayer requests and praises.

 

Praises:

A good hospital & delivery experience for Steffani, a healthy baby boy, and healthy, albeit tired, parents too.

Baby dedication -our friend Pablo made it very special for us and even shared a biblical teaching about baby dedications at church. We learned a lot about ourselves in the process!
New relationships forming- evangelicals are seen as more of a sect in Spain, similar to Jehovah’s Witnesses or Mormons back home. As a result friendships are a necessary stepping stone to sharing the gospel. And it takes TIME!

 

Prayer requests:

Open doors with a particular adult student- I’ve started sharing my beliefs with him because I felt a nudge last week. Pray that the Holy Spirit starts working on his heart and drawing him to Christ. Pray for open doors in all our existing relationships.

Summer invitations- summer is a very social time in Spain, and we’ve received several invitation to join local families for various activities (I even attended a moto-bike event for one of my students last week)! Pray we take advantage of these invitations to speak openly about our faith.

Steffani- as she spends a lot of these first weeks/months at home with the baby, pray she finds the community and friendships she needs. Pray for other mom friends, and social outlets for her

For us- wisdom as new parents, and rest when needed!
 


Generations Cafe



Summer Break!

Save the date for when we reconvene in August!!! Enjoy time with your family and lifegroup this summer!
 


Save the Date- Youth Group

Parents- Here are some important dates that are coming up in the youth group!
 
Wednesday, July 18  High School Only! High School students can come take over while the Jr. High students are at camp!.

Rays Game money is due July 18th. Sign up by clicking here.
 
 
For more events happening this summer, please look at the calendar below.
 
 


Hardee Help Center Devotion & Lunch

HHC Devotion & Lunch Poster



Missionary Update from the Sudsberry Family

When generations of leaders emerge.

As we plant churches, we continue to have teams come and support GO at large and new GO churches. It was a joy to have Plainfield Christian Church send some of their students to spend time in Santiago, Dominican Republic. This church has been sending out leaders for years…I am one of those people who was sent out from this church (25 years ago – are you serious!?!?). This was my home church as a child. So grateful for this church!

Generations of leaders are significant. It means that a real leadership development “pipeline” has been created and discipleship is happening. Lots of leaders can raise up a leader…but not a lot of leaders think about raising up leaders who will raise up leaders. What we are talking about is generational leadership. We often think that it stops with our apprentice but what we want is those whom we disciple are discipling someone else and they in turn are discipling someone else.

We really don’t know what God will do with our efforts. I have had so many that I have intentionally discipled that I still have not seen much fruit in. Yet others I have poured into have created so many other disciples. We need to remember that Jesus is the one who will call them to Himself. Our responsibility lies in sharing the gospel and giving the reason for the hope that we have. Are you doing this? Have you gotten to a point where you believe you are done and it is someone else’s turn? Have you never really gotten off of the bench? Are you waiting to “be fed” by someone else? Have you forgotten your first love?

May you be intentional about making disciples who make disciples.

May you walk closely with Jesus today.

May you know that He is with you always & to the very end of the age.

As I write this we are finishing up our assessment preparation for the end of the month. We will have 20 more couples coming in who have a vision and dream to start a new church in a new neighborhood & city. Please be praying for our assessment team and all of these new churches!

Grace & Peace,

-Sudsberry 5

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