Archive for July, 2011

more pictures from Kids’ Club

July 27, 2011

Here are some other pictures from Tuesday’s club–many thanks to Lenka Steiger!


Some of our able assistants

Chris and Kelly on a treasure hunt


Update from Kids’ Club

July 27, 2011

Here’s an update on Monday’s club from Karen Lyons, our coordinator:

We had a great first day! God sent us 21 children, 12 of which are new to us!! Several of those are boys from Nepal who were respectful and listening and seemed to be genuinely happy to be there. God favored us with a perfect day temperature-wise so that we even had some energy left when the day was done. He sent us a perfect wind so that when we flew kites all over that field, some actually hit the heights…and the rest of the kids had great fun trying. God sent us enough volunteers with varying gifts to accomplish the task; teachers, music makers, actors, stage hands, recreation leaders, registration ladies, givers of food and water, and those who know how to relate to children and love them and step in and help wherever needed. God is so good!
Please continue to pray for God blessing. Hopefully there will be new ones tomorrow, and tomorrow, and tomorrow…. and there is no doubt, the Holy Spirit will work in these young hearts.

And please plan to be with us for our Family Picnic in the Park, Friday night from 6:00 to 8:00, if you can. What a great opportunity God has given us to be friendly and show forth His love to some in our city.

Rejoicing in His goodness.


Enjoying the sun...

video update on Japan

July 26, 2011

Overseas Missions Fellowship, the organization originally started by Hudson Taylor as the China Inland Mission, produced the following video with images and updates on the needs and progress in Japan since the earthquake and tsunami. Here’s the link:

Many thanks to Bresca Gagnon for sending this along…

Response to Rob Bell’s book

July 6, 2011

Rob Bell, pastor of Mars Hill Church in Grand Rapids, Michigan (, recently wrote a book called Love Wins in which he cast doubt on the reality of eternal punishment in hell.
Francis Chan and his co-author respond to this book and its contentions in their new book, “Erasing Hell.” Here is a review from the Gospel Coalition’s website: