SUNDAY, January 27, 2013
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CONGRATULATIONS to Renée and Joe Lefebvre on the birth of
their daughter Ella Brynn Lefebvre, born Jan. 20 at Penn. Bay Hospital,
weighing 6 lbs, 7 oz, 19.75” long. She joins her big brother Noah.
COMING EVENTS – MARK YOUR CALENDARS:
TEACHERS’ WORKSHOP Saturday, Feb. 2, 10:00 a.m. – noon. The Porters of Child Evangelism Fellowship will be here to conduct a workshop for any and all who work with children. Snow date is Saturday, Feb. 16, same time.
A LADIES’ SUNDAY SCHOOL CLASS will start Sunday, Feb. 3, in the annex meeting room with Meredith Fowlie leading. “With God being the Author of love and the Creator of marriage, it’s fitting that He would have a plan for our marriages. In this study women will learn that by carefully studying the Bible and adopting a willingness to follow its principles, instructions and examples, they can begin to experience all that God intended for their marriage. Women can begin to build or rekindle their marriage according to His design. This 8-week study offers practical insights for women seeking to be godly wives.”
Glory of God Astronomy Evening Saturday, February 2, 6-8 p.m. Bring your binoculars or telescope, bundle up warm, and bring the family to the lower parking lot for a fun and inspiring evening of viewing the stars, planets, galaxies, nebulae and beautiful constellations that God had created to show His glory! Maybe we’ll even see a shooting star or two! You’ll be amazed at what’s up there! We will have hot chocolate and goodies available inside. Contact Fay Christy 633-9872. (Cloud date is Saturday, February 9.)
THE MINISTRY MAPPING Project will involve a survey that all members and regular attendees are asked to fill out. This anonymous survey will be available on the internet Feb. 3-18; paper copies will also be available in church. Also, focus groups will be organized to meet with consultants during their site visit here Feb. 28 – March 3. Stay tuned for more details!
FIRST AID CLASS. Dr. Daniel Bates will conduct another First Aid Class for anyone and everyone in the church on Friday evening, Feb. 15 at 6 p.m. All who work with children are urged to attend this valuable – but free – class! Please sign up so we will have an idea of how many will participate.
The Care Net baby bottles for donations are due back in church on Sunday, Feb. 24.
From Paul and Miriam Beliasov, Salatiga, Indonesia ~
…God continues to settle us here in our new country of Indonesia in many different ways. We had been praying and searching for a car, and right before Christmas we were able to find the perfect car for our family. Through the help of a local man, we were able to get a used car that was in good condition. So, now we are free to explore, learn about and discover more about the people and places of Indonesia. Another thing that we had been praying for was a pre-school for Nadia and Miriam to join in January. After some searching, Miriam settled on a very local Indonesian pre-school. It uses very little English so Nadia and Miriam are plunged into full Bahasa Indonesian 3 times a week for 2 hours. We are just entering our 2nd week of pre-school and thus far Nadia has enjoyed it, so pray that it stays that way. Many moms hang out and wait for their kids so it is no problem that Miriam is doing the same.
Miriam continues in language school 5 days a week.
Over the Christmas break, we wanted to go somewhere for a few days where we would really have to use Indonesian. Two of Paul’s students’ parents (Korean missionaries) run an orphanage a five hours drive from Salatiga. So we arranged with them to go for a visit and had a most wonderful time. The House of Boaz takes care of 32 Indonesian children. It was delightful to spend time with those kids. Noah loved feeding the little 2-3 year olds their rice every evening. It was great to see Noah and Noelle relax and play with the kids even though they can’t really speak their language; but all kids speak the language of “play.” Nadia…well, she joined in without any problem and had a blast. We had 3 days of only Bahasa as the Koreans didn’t know much English themselves.
To be continued next week.