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.
There is Power in Uniting in Prayer...
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
NOVEMBER FOCUS: 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..
SCRIPTURE: Hebrews 13:3; Colossians 4:2-4
HERE IS WHAT YOUR GENEROSITY IS SENDING TO MALAWI!
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
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.
CELEBRATING CANADA 150... LET's CONSIDER "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
CELEBRATING CANADA 150... LET's CONSIDER "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
CELEBRATING CANADA 150... LET's CONSIDER "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
CONGRATULATIONS CPC FAMILY!
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
WELCOME OUR GLOBAL WORKERS IN NAIROBI KENYA...THE KOHLS!!!
Please welcome Paul and Lynn as they join us today.
They will update us on their work PACU (Pan African Christian University) plus all the other works they are involved in.
SCRIPTURE: 1 Thessalonians 5:11; Isaiah 43:2
CELEBRATING CANADA's 150... LET's CONSIDER "MISSION CANADA" (Part 2)
Intercede on behalf of those who give leadership to our Mission Canada Team:
David Wells, General Superintendent for the PAOC
Brian Egert, Mission Canada Assistant to the Superintendent
... and their team
Pray for inspiration, unity of vision and next steps to be accomplished.
SCRIPTURE: Hebrews 13:7
HORN OF AFRICA FAMINE RELIEF FUND...
Countries like Somalia, Ethiopia are suffering the worst drought in 60 Years. Our federal government is matching dollar for dollar our giving until June 30th.
PAOC's ERDO (Emergency Relief and Development) is participating in this endeavour. If you would like to donate please mark your envelope ERDO - HORN OF AFRICA RELIEF FUND.
Thank you ...
We ARE better together!
UPDATE FROM THE FIELD: PAUL & LYNN KOHLS - KENYA
The Kohl's continue their ministry work at Pan Africa Christian University (PACU) in Nairobi. They provide wonderful leadership to help develop godly Christian leaders in the church and the community.
That God will continue to use them to advance His Kingdom.
That God will enlarge their area of influence to bring glory to his name!
For travel mercies as they travel to Canada to visit churches, family and friends!
SCRIPTURES: Matthew 6:33; 1 Chronicles 4:10; Proverbs 3:23
PS - The Kohls' will be with us Sunday July 30th!
UPDATE FROM THE FIELD: JEF & RENATTA WALTON - MALAWI
The Walton's continue their wonderful work at VOH (Village of Hope) in Malawi.
In addition to their Ministry work with orphaned and vulnerable children at VOH they sometimes 'get to' do special projects that enhance the work.
This past Easter Holiday time they patched and painted the inside of a church that partners with them by providing space for their preschool and feeding program.
That God will continue to bless VOH Malawi.
For Jef and Renatta ... Strength and wisdom as they oversee this work.
Protection and health for their 4 children.
SCRIPTURE: 3 John 1:8; Galatians 6:9; 1 Corinthians 3:9
UPDATE FROM THE FIELD:
Connie & David Buzikievich - TANZANIA!
Yes, you read that right... The Buzikievich's have completed their work in Kenya and have moved to Tanzania to work with Pamoja Ministries!
They will tell us all about it when they come to visit us in June.
For their time here in Canada on Home Assignment will be filled with blessing and favour.
For health and strength as they travel meeting with current partners and making new ones.
SCRIPTURE: Psalm 51:12; 2 Corinthians 13:11
UPDATE FROM THE FIELD: THE WOLFE's - EYGPT
Egypt has been in the news this week and we have learned of the terrible attack on Coptic Christians while they were at Palm Sunday services.
Curt and Elizabeth are asking for our prayers for their fellow believers.
SCRIPTURE: .... and it will be a sign and witness for the Lord of hosts in the land of Egypt; for they will cry to the LORD because of the oppressors, and He will send them a Saviour and a Mighty One, and He will deliver them. Then the LORD will be known to Egypt, and the Egyptians will know the LORD in that day... Isaiah 19: 20-21a
UPDATE FROM THE FIELD: BONITA & ALBERTA - CUBA
There have been some challenges to the work in Cuba in recent days but God has been with Bonita and Alberto and continues to make a way to 'get things done'.
They continue to work with local churches in their feeding of seniors program. They have been growing vegetables and their fruit trees are producing well!
The teaching ministry is doing extremely well.
- They are in the early stages of having a serious offer to buy their San Lazaro home. Pray that this will proceed without any bumps!
- For the health and protection of them and their workers.
SCRIPTURE: Hebrews 10:24-25; John 16:33
AN UPDATE FROM THE FIELD... THE SAMSON's IN INDIA!
Prasad has continued the work in India while Dawn has been home dealing some health issues. She is much better and hopes to return to India soon!
They have a special prayer request for one of their faithful pastors. His name is Pastor Paul Daniels. His home suffered severe damage from a typhoon in December.
Please pray for:
Dawn's continued good health.
Their daughters Hannah and Asha.
**if you would like to donate to the repairs of the pastor's home please just mark your giving with 'designated' to India home repair and we will make sure it gets to them!
SCRIPTURE: Ephesians 4:16 (NKJV)
WOMEN'S RURAL RESOURCE CENTRE
(WRRC) NEEDS OUR HELP!
The WRRC's Community Cupboard has an urgent need for donations. We will gather for the month of March and then bless them!
Non perishable items… Specifically the following:
Peanut butter & jam Juice boxes
School snacks Pasta sauce & noodles
Also, the following household items:
Laundry detergent Kleenex
Dryer Sheets Paper towels
Dish Soap Toilet Tissue
SCRIPTURES: Isaiah 1:17; James1:27
FOR 100 years, Canadian Pentecostals have obeyed the great commission to GO to the ends of the earth:
REACHING the lost.. PLANTING churches to serve.. EQUIPPING and mentoring national leaders for service.. CARING for people in crisis!
Intercede for those who bring leadership to these endeavours?
David Wells - our General Superintendent of the PAOC... and Murray Cornelius - Executive Director for IM.
Pray also for our Global Workers wherever in the world they are!
***OUR 2017 PRAYER GUIDES ARE HERE! Please pickup yours (one per family)
SCRIPTURE: 1 Thessalonians 5:12-13; 17