Week of August 13th, 2017
Alliance Jewish Ministries – Intercede for God’s anointing, blessing, and protection on the New York City Witnessing Campaign, August 10–19. Rev. Abraham Sandler, pastor at Messiah’s Lighthouse, and a team of 15–20 people will spend five days on the streets of Manhattan witnessing to the public about Jesus. Pray for strength and health, and that decisions will be made for Christ. Pray especially that many Jewish people will accept Jesus as their Messiah.
Spain – Praise the Lord for answered prayer and God’s blessing on the Bethany School of Discipleship and Missions, which concluded last weekend in Alicante, Spain! It was the first Bethany school held entirely in English, and 21 young people participated. Please continue to pray for the next Bethany School, starting Friday, August 11, and running for three weeks. It will be held in Spanish, and 35 students are expected. Ask for God’s blessing and protection over students and teachers participating in this strategic ministry.
Please continue to pray for God’s financial provision to purchase the empty lot next to the Bethany House facilities, which the owners offered at a discount because of Bethany House’s ministry to young people.
Pray for Alliance families in transition this month. Several recently returned to North America for home assignment, and another will shortly. Pray that those awaiting visas or renewing residency cards will obtain these critical documents without undue delay.
Church Multiplication Ministries – Intercede for the 120 church plants in The Alliance. Ask God to provide more people to be a part of each congregation’s core team. Pray especially that these individuals will have a heart for reaching the lost and be strategic partners in ministry. Pray as well for clear direction for church planters in developing relevant ministries to reach their communities.
English conversatonal classes start August 27th. If you are interested in serving with us and making an impact on the lives of international students, please see Leticia Uy or Nate Parodi. The teaching time will be from 9 to 10 am each Sunday. We need more committed teachers. PRAY that God would raise up some new teachers to reach these studetns for Jesus. Could it be you? We have a new website for the Chinese Alliance International Fellowship or CAIF
Wednesday night, August 16th from 7:30 pm to 8:30 pm – Please join us for this special time of prayer for our church and world
USF Welcome Party on Saturday, August 26th. Please see Wills or Ivy if you would like to help serve that day. We will be meeting at a church in Wesley Chapel.
Youth Family Day in Orlando – We are joining with Pastor Michael Furuyama and the Living Stone Church on Saturday, Sept. 2nd from 10am to 2pm. More info later!
Congregational meeting for our members today after the morning service.
Baptism classes – If anyone is interested in baptism, please see Pastor Ed.
Choose a Bible Reading Plan for youself during 2017 – It is still not to late to start your Bible reading plan for this year. http://www.ligonier.org/blog/bible-reading-plans/
Pray for Pastor Sam Seaman & Ginny and for Pastor Joe Brown & Mary – For the health of Pastor Joe Brown. He and Mary continue to serve with our Mixed-marriage ministry each month. Pastor Sam Seaman will be sharing with us today.
English Worship Service begins at 10:45 am every Sunday. Please be on time. Kids Praise Ministry contunues to serve. Please be praying with us for these new changes.