Missions Moment: June Focus


Teen Challenge is a faith based ministry serving those dealing with addictions... particularly drug and alcohol.

It is a year long program where students attend a residential program that guides them toward recovery and finding Jesus!

All donations in our Cafe will go toward purchasing microphones for the London Centre. 

**Mike and his team are working hard to provide delicious treats and coffee in the Cafe... drop by and enjoy while you support this vital work!

SCRIPTURE: 1 Corinthians 10:13-14, Psalm 50:15

Women's Ministry Newsletter: June

JUNE, 2019

2 Corinthains 4:9   “And He said unto me, My grace is sufficient for you for my strength is made perfect  in weakness.”   When you run into an impossible situation, one you don’t have the strength or the ability to handle, are you often tempted to throw in the towel and simply give up.  Remember the Word of God says God’s strength is about to be made perfect in you. 

  Strength or dunamis means God’s miracle working power will come into play when your human strength ends.  Acts 14 shows this promise in action.  The  Apostle Paul was stoned, taken out of the city and left for dead.  His human strength had ended, he was powerless, but the disciples gathered around and prayed and the Lord raised him up and he went on his way.   God’s power enabled him to be an overcomer.  So if you are facing a crisis today---If you are sick and medicine has failed,---   If your family is falling apart, ---If bad habits have you hopelessly bound, ---If you’ve done absolutely all you know to do with no results...Then rejoice!  For when human strength ends, the power of God excels!  Only Believe, God’s Grace is sufficient for you.  To Receive you must Believe.  Believing is trusting in God to honour His Word, which He says He watches over it to accomplish what He said it would do, that He even honours it above His Name.  We need to cut our ties to what the world says and Believe what God’s Word says.

Father’s Day  was founded in Spokane, Wash.  at the YMCA on June 19, 1910 by Sanora Smart Dodd.  Her father was a Civil War Vetern, a single parent who raised 6 children.  She heard a sermon about Jarvis” Mother’s Day at a Methodist Church and told her pastor that fathers should have a holiday honouring them.  When she went away to college it faded away until she returned in 1930 and started promoting it again with the help of N.Y Associated Men’s Wear Council.  It wouldn’t pass congress as it was perceived as another attempt by merchants to commercialize it like Mother’ Day.  Finally in 1966, President Lyndon B. Johnson issued a proclamation honouring fathers, designating the third Sunday in June.  Six years later, President Richard Nixon signed it into law.  It was soon adopted into Canada but is not considered a public holiday.


II.  Replacing Negative Confessions with the Word of God

A.  My Don’t Do It List 

1.  Never again will I confess that, “I can’t do something,” for, “I can do all things through Christ who strengths me.” – Philippians 4:13
2.  Never again will I confess lack or, “I can’t afford that,” for, “My God shall supply all my need according to His riches in glory by Christ Jesus.” – Philippians 4:19; Joshua 1:7-8; Psalm 1:1-3
3.  Never again will I confess fear or say that, “I am afraid,” for, “God has not given us a spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind.” – II Timothy 1:7
4.  Never again will I confess doubt and lack of faith or say, “I don’t know, or I’m not sure I can do that,” for, “God has dealt to every man the measure of faith.” – Romans 12:3
5.  Never again will I confess weakness, for, “the Lord is the strength of my life,” and, “the people that do know their God shall be strong and do exploits.” – Psalm 27:1; Daniel 11:32
6.  Never again will I confess defeat, for, “God always causes us to triumph in Christ.” – II Corinthians 2:14
7.  Never again will I confess lack of wisdom or “I don’t know,” for, “Christ Jesus has become for us wisdom from God.” – I Corinthians 1:30
8.  Never again will I confess that I am sick, for, “With His stripes we are healed.” – Isaiah 53:5
9.  Never again will I confess worries and frustrations, for, “I am casting all my care upon Him; for He careth for me.” – I Peter 5:7
10.  Never again will I confess bondage, for, “Where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty.” – II Corinthians 3:17
11.  Never again will I confess condemnation or be self-condemned, for, “There is therefore now no condemnation to them which are in Christ Jesus.” – Romans 8:1

III.  Proverbs Referencing Our Words
A.  Proverbs 6:2
B.  Proverbs 10:11, 19, 31-32
C.  Proverbs 12:6, 14
D.  Proverbs 15:4, 23
E.  Proverbs 16:24
F.  Proverbs 25:11-12 

Missions Moment: Mother's Day


Give thanks for and pray blessings on the mothers/grandmothers in our midst.

Pray for and give thanks for our Global Worker moms/grandmas wherever in the world they are. 

Think about and pray for those mothers in our community and around the world who are raising their families and difficult circumstances... may they feel the Lord near.

SCRIPTURE: “Her children rise up and call her blessed”...Proverbs 31:28a

MISSIONS CAFE PRAISE! Your donations in April for mosquito nets is $342.06!

Missions Moment: May Focus


Youth for Christ in Strathroy continues to develop relationships with the young people in our town!

Under the leadership of our own Dave Berdan YFC is making its presence known. 

Continue to pray for a permanent location to gather!

DONATIONS in the Cafe will go towards buying sports equipment for events like Block Parties etc.

SCRIPTURES: Romans 10:14, 1 Timothy 4:12

Women's Ministries Newsletter: May

A young girl, named Zochitl, wrote after turning 19 and years before she owned a pager or cell phone that she moved 700 miles away from her mom.  One morning, she left early to run errands, forgetting her scheduled call to mom.  Later that night, two policemen came to her door.  Mom had been worried because she’s never missed one of their chats.  After calling repeatedly and getting only a busy signal, her mom reached out to the authorities and had them check on her.  One of the policemen turned to her and said, “It’s a blessing to know love won’t stop looking for you.”  When she went to call her mom to apologize, she found she had accidentally knocked the phone off its base. After talking with her mom,  she hung up thinking mom had over reacted, but it felt good to be loved that much.

Scripture paints a beautiful picture of God, who is Love, relentlessly beckoning His wandering children.  Like a good shepherd, He cares about and seeks each and every one, affirming the priceless value of every beloved child of God.   Love never stops looking for us.  He diligently pursues us. “Oh the Overwhelming, Never Ending, Reckless Love of God. “     John 17:23, “I in them and You in Me.  May they be brought to complete unity to let the world know that you sent me and have LOVED THEM even as you have LOVED ME.”  What an amazing verse! God loves us as much as He loves Jesus.

Heaven Declares

Jeremiah 29:11

“For I know the plans I have for you, says the Lord. They are plans for good not disaster, to give you a future and a hope.”

God has a master plan for you

Plan your day according to what you desire the outcome to be. You can plan your day with positive implementations that will cause your morning to be the benchmark for the rest of the day. Know, my child, that your plan is based on your thoughts and out of the abundance of your heart the mouth speaks. My child, out of the abundance of your thoughts your vision will speak for itself. Did you know that I have a plan for your life? The blueprint of your life has already been predetermined for you.  What I create is always good. I will never plan anything for you in vain or unintentionally. My plans for your life are strategic and the outcomes are always good when you are in obedience to My voice and My word. The storms of life will come to throw you off course, but my plan for your life  is to keep you aligned with Me and moving toward your destiny. 

Scriptures...  Rom. 8:29; Habakkuk 2:2; Jeremiah 29:11; Isaiah 55:11; Deut. 28:1, 30:8

Prayer... I know, Father, that your ways are not my ways and Your thoughts are not like mine. You have given me a promising future. Remove people who come with flattery and connect me with those who will speak the truth in love. Give me a heavenly download concerning my destiny. In Your name I pray, Amen.

I decree and declare: That I will learn how to manage my time effectively.  

That every promise of God over my life is not null and void.  

That new relationships are aligning to me.  

That the favour of God is attracting what I need to fulfill my calling.  

That my destiny will not be disrupted by the enemy. 

That I will walk in total obedience to the Lord. 

That the disruptions around me will be silenced.  

That I will seek the face of the Lord in every decision-making plan, and that my ears are open to new ideas and concepts in Jesus’ name.

Missions Moment

Missions Moment: April Focus for our Missions Cafe.. MAK (Missions & Kids)

Missions and kids (MAK) is about saving the lives of children around the globe!

One of the ways they do that is to buy nets that hang from the ceiling over the children’s beds to protect them while they sleep. This is a simple but very effective way to prevent disease from insect bites!

The nets cost $10/net… lets try and buy 50!

Scripture: Matthew 19:14

PS - Thanks to your generous donations in the cafe in March we are sending $318 to the Samson’s for the Widows in India!

Women's Ministries Newsletter: April

Hebrews 10:19 “We have confidence to enter the Most Holy Place by the Blood of Jesus, by a new and living way opened for us through the curtain, that is His Body.”

It was a dark and sombre day in the outskirts of Jerusalem. On a hill just outside the city walls, a Man who’d been attracting crowds for the past three years hung in disgrace and pain on a rough wooden cross, Mourners wept and wailed in sorrow. The light of the sun no longer brightened the afternoon sky. And the intense suffering of the Man ended when He cried out in a loud voice, “It is finished”. At that very moment, another sound came from the great temple across town - the sound of ripping fabric. Miraculously without human intervention, the Huge, Thick Veil that separated the outer temple from the Holy of Holies tore in two from Top to Bottom. That torn curtain symbolized the reality of the cross; a new way was now opened to God. Jesus the Man on the cross, had shed His Blood as the last sacrifice allowed, all who believe in Him are able to enjoy forgiveness of sins and enter into a relationship with God. Amidst the darkness of that Good Friday, Jesus opened a way for us to be saved from the consequences of our sins and experience fellowship with God. Thank you Jesus for the torn Veil.

Have a Blessed Peace filled Easter knowing the price has been paid for our sins.
Jesus is also the reason for This Season!

Missions Moment: April Focus


                             FOUR|FOURTEEN... HOPE FOR THE NEXT GENERATION 

This month we have focused on MAK and how we can impact children in the 4-14 age bracket.  
This week let’s think about children in our own church, our own communities... consider how you might have an impact, through kind words, good deeds and prayer!

PRAYER: Lord, help us to have the heart of a child & see children as you do...

SCRIPTURES: Matthew 18:3, Mark 10:16

***Last Sunday to donate to ‘mosquito nets’ in our Cafe!

Women's Connection Newsletter: August, 2018

1 John 5:18. "We know whoever is born of God does not keep on sinning.  But whoever is born of God guards himself, and the wicked one cannot touch him."  Satan cannot do anything to you apart from fear, any more than God will do something for you apart from faith (Heb. 11:6).  Just as faith is unwavering confidence in God and His WORD, fear is unwavering confidence in something that has the ability to hurt you or cause a serious loss in your life.  It is activated through words and actions in the same way faith is activated through words and actions.

The Fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, gentleness, goodness, faith, meekness, and self-control.  Notice no fear.

Fear must come from the outside, it first comes against your mind as thoughts of doubt, unbelief, disaster.  When you meditate on these and it starts to come out of your mouth, they begin to grow and take root inside you.  Jesus said, "Out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaks." (Matt 12:34, 25) If you want good things to come to pass in your life, speak God's WORD.  Refuse to speak words of doubt, fear and unbelief which gives the devil a foothold.  Don't ever act on fear.  It will move into your spirit and choke your faith.  It will do its best to stay there and ruin your life.  Fill your heart with God's unchanging WORD, and watch the abundance of your heart produce the fruit of the Spirit, the blessings of God.

Missions Moment: Dignity Project in Romania


Dignity... a word we understand and believe God means for all people.
Proton Foundation (Ian Green) is providing sanitary products to the Roma women living in the community of Lazareni, Romania.
The need is great. This is an opportunity to witness by meeting a ‘felt need’ for these precious women.

So enjoy the goodies in the cafe knowing all donations this month go to this need.

SCRIPTURE: Galatians 6:2; Hebrews 6:10

Women's Connection Newsletter - May 2018

I read an article on a guy, James, who got a new puppy, and caught him chewing on one of his books he bemoaned that this was only one of the incidents of catching him chewing on his personal possessions. It brought to mind our dog Buddy when he was a puppy.  He chewed on anything he could get to.  My glasses, money (someone else's, Alice S., actually took it out of her purse) any paper laying around and all the plastic tips on my shoe laces.  I like the way James brought it around to us, and what we "Chew" on in out minds and hearts.  Do we carefully consider what we are feeding our souls when we watch T.V. surf on the internet, the social media, games, music we listen to etc.?  We have been learning in Bible study, that what we "chew" on is what comes out of us, especially in a time of crisis.  No wonder the Lord told Joshua, to meditate on the Word day and night to have success.  "Out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaks." Matt. 12:34 What we chew on, in other words, fill our minds with, is how we develop our maturity, or not, in the Lord.  Faith comes by hearing and hearing by the Word of God. Rom. 10:17. Having our mind so full of the Word that at times of crisis we know what to speak.  Now that's good chewing.

Missions Moment: 4-14 Four-Fourteen... Hope for the Next Generation (Part 4)

There is Power in Uniting in Prayer...
Father God,
We lift to You the children and their families who are part of our churches and communities.
We pray you help us to do our  part as followers of Jesus to impart your teachings to the next generation, supporting parents as they raise their children in this day and age...
Give us wisdom as we, the church, come alongside and do all we can to see this generation raised up as Bible based, Spirit filled disciples of Christ.

Prayer from Cindy Rose.. Children’s Ministries PAOC Western Ontario District 

SCRIPTURE: Isaiah 54:13; Matthew 18:10

Missions Moment: The Persecuted Church


This month we have focused on the top 50 most persecuted areas in the the world. 
Thank you for praying!
Going forward will you continue to pray?
Here are websites that will help you pray informed prayers..

www.operationworld.org;     www.opendoors.org;   www.vomcanada.com

SCRIPTURE: Hebrews 13:3; Colossians 4:2-4

Missions Moment: Malawi Supplies


Rulers - 29                                          Markers - 60
Calculators - 13                                  Pens - 123
Math Sets - 11                                     Pencils - 418
Erasers - 47                                        Pencil Crayons - 448
Pencil Toppers - 25                            Sharpeners - 5

Thank you for participating in this project!

Give and it will be given to you...A good measure, pressed down...  Luke 6:38

Women's Connection Newsletter

September 2017

I was reading an article on borderline christianity.  It was related to the children of Israel when they finally came to the promised land with Joshua and Moses had died.  The Lord told them to go across the Jordan River and claim the land promised to them.  There would still be battles to win, the enemy would not give it up easily, but God promised to be with them and if they obeyed Him, would win every battle.  However, 2 1/2 tribes, Reuben, Gad and the half tribe of Manasseh asked to stay on the east side of the Jordan, they saw its good pastures etc and wanted to settle there, so just before he died they asked Moses to let them settle there.  Moses was very upset but they proposed a compromise and finally Moses agreed.  Were they right, the answer in No.  These men moved by sight and not by faith.  God had told them to possess the west side of the Jordan. This is an example of borderline Christianity, are we possessing only that which satisfies us, or are we moving ahead to claim all that God has for us, all that Jesus paid such a high price for us to have.  Matt. 13:23 "But he that receives seed into good ground is he that hears the Word and understands it; who also bears fruit and brings forth some 100 fold, some 60 some 30.

Missions Moment: "Mission Canada" Part 5


Ask God for favour and opportunity with Canada's newcomers; for workers to go to Quebec and Francophone Canada; and for those who can bring the message of God's love and hope to our Aboriginal peoples.

Pray for worker's who will be a Christ-like presence on our post-secondary campuses, sharing life and faith as a new generation of Canadian leaders are taught, shaped and released to lead our nation. 

SCRIPTURE: Romans 10:15; Matthew 11:28; 1 Timothy 4:10

Missions Moment: "Mission Canada" Part 4


Pray for Canada's next generation of children and youth, and for their family settings to be healthy and strong.
We are blessed to live in this nation BUT that very blessing can keep them from realizing their need of a Saviour.
Pray that all of us would participate in sharing the Good News with them!

SCRIPTURES: Matthew 18:1-5; Luke 18:15-17

Missions Moment: "Mission Canada" Part 3


Our ***Mission Canada Workers - are missionaries who are working where they are planted to reach and disciple the unreached.

Pray for open doors, receptivity, relationships and favour; in order that people will be drawn by the Holy Spirit to a new life in Christ Jesus!

*** to see who our Mission Canada Workers are and where they are serving:
Go to your 2017 Prayer Guide Page 21

Missions Moment: Paul & Lynn Kohls Update!


Because of your generous giving to the love offering we took for Lynn and Paul Kohls (Kenya) last Sunday we were able to send $1000. to their missions account!

Please continue to pray for them as they visit other churches and individuals sharing their work/vision. May the Lord bless their time and bring favour  and increase to all they do.

Thank you for being part of the SENDING team!

SCRIPTURE: 1 Corinthians 12:14; 1 Peter 4:8-10