NEO Team Update 10-24-19
I am grateful today for a rescuer. Less than a year ago, I was snorkling in a remote area in the Pacific Ocean; my mask was letting in some water; as I tried to take it off to catch my breath, the waves of the tide repeatedly pushed me against some coral which resulted in cuts in my chest and arms. Then I heard someone behind me ask, “Are you okay?” “I’m not sure”, I replied.
The man quickly came to my side and assisted me until I got back to shore. He wasn’t a professional rescuer. Just an everyday guy who was in the position to assist someone and took the risks to do it.
This man was my hope. In the same way, every follower of Jesus is hope for the spiritually dying people within their reach. We work where we work, live where we live, and go to school where we go to school by divine appointment – to help the people we know encounter Jesus. God’s word says, “We are Christ’s ambassadors, as though God were making His appeal through us” (II Cor. 5:20).
Every believer a rescuer. That’s the heart of God. I pray it will be a driving passion of my heart and of every member of the NEO family!
Tap your feet to the beat with the Petersen Family Gospel/Bluegrass Band for a talented, family-friendly performance, honoring God and country. This wonderfully talented family is in its seventh season of performing in Branson. Get your tickets today!
Lost and Found Church of the Nazarene in Brownsville, TX has partnered with a Nazarene church in Matamoros, Mexico to provide for the needs of those seeking asylum and refuge. We are desiring to assist them with these overwhelming needs.
Our district goal is 500 care kits and $3,000 to help with weekly meals that are served, a small projector to help with worship services at the camp, and van repairs. They are also in need of yoga mats for people to have a softer surface to sleep. Love offering money can be mailed to NMI treasurer, Dean Ashbrook, and marked border outreach.
We will be delivering the items and money on November 15th. The District Office and Tulsa Hills Church have graciously agreed to be drop off places for items until November 11th. If anyone is interested in making the drive down please email Cynthia Hollingsworth or call 918-919-1177. We also are in need of a reliable van to drive to the border.
Care Packages (Consists of one gallon Ziploc bag with the following 9 items): 1 small soap, A washcloth, A hand towel, Toothpaste, Toothbrush, Nutrition bar, Small package of Kleenex, Nail clippers, A few hard candies or mints.
Other Needed Items
Shoelaces, Belts, cloth/canvas Bags, yoga/exercise Mats, Tents.
Let’s not miss an opportunity to LOVE Big! Contact Cynthia Hollingsworth with any questions.
Kids’ Mission Day 2019
We had an awesome day! We had a great crowd of 105 children and about 150 total workers, adults. The McCoys were great. Wonderful response at the altar. It’s always great when the children respond positively. God is so good!