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Sunday, August 9, 2020
9:00 am Outdoor Worship Service
Sermon Series: Conversations with God
Title: "The Lord's Lessons About Prayer"
Text: Luke 11:1-4

Pastor Perry Kallis

 

Distance Learning!  It’s a modern phrase that, when spoken to parents today during this age of COVID, elicits an audible groan because almost everyone agrees that a physical, personal connection between a teacher and a student is the preferred method for learning. Jesus took a very personal approach when he taught His disciples about prayer. We call it “The Lord’s Prayer.” But more accurately, we should probably call it “The Lord’s Lessons about Praying”. As we continue in a series about conversing with God in prayer, this familiar passage will direct us toward an important personal connection, not only with truth about prayer, but a close connection with God during prayer.  
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COVID-19 in Cameroon


Our GracePoint Missions Team recently received this email response from Cal Hohn, our NAB Field Director in Cameroon, West Africa, describing the ministry there in the midst of COVID-19:

Thanks so much for reaching out.
 
We’re doing okay - as well as everyone else amidst all the unknowns.  COVID-19 is not under control here at all. In reality, it's just beginning. Numbers of new cases increases daily and there isn’t much testing going on so we know the real numbers are even higher. At the same time the population isn’t taking it very seriously so while physical distancing and wearing of masks in public are mandatory, few abide. So, we just have to be extra vigilant when we have to be amongst others, which we limit.  I still go to the office every day since its here on the compound and I can isolate or distance myself quite well in the office. We have acquaintances and colleagues who have been infected. A few have died.
 
And like you indicate, none of this has reduced the conflict/civil war. There are still whole communities, mostly in the rural areas, that are being decimated and increasing the number of Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs). One thing is certain - the church has/will have a lot of ministry work to do with regards to trauma healing and community reconciliation efforts once it’s all over. Even now we’re involved with facilitating trauma healing and resilience workshops. It’s difficult to see the country digress to such a base state from what we knew it to be 20-30 years ago.
 
Yet, in the midst of it all, people, especially God’s people, remain quite resilient - even when greatly traumatized. The majority have always lived one day at a time so perhaps that mind set it what keeps them going now. We have much to learn from them.
 
Thanks for the prayers, love and support.  Greetings to the whole GracePoint family. 
We are excited to announce that Wednesday Night Live (Grades 3-5) will begin meeting at 6:15 pm every Wednesday on the front lawn starting August 12. 
 
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Youth Update


High School: On-campus outside; Tuesday Nights from 7:00 pm-8:30 pm.

Middle School: On-campus outside; Wednesday Nights from 6 pm-8 pm starting August 5.
 

GracePoint Kids VBS
in August


We are so excited to announce that VBS (Vacation Bible School) WILL BE HAPPENING this year! With one modification: Instead of you bringing your kids to VBS, we’re bringing VBS to your kids.
Register for FRE VBS Access

Bible Study Registration Open

 
Click the link below to register or to view a list of our Fall Bible studies offered both in-person outside or via a Zoom meeting. 
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