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Saturday, January 16, 2010

Our Church Family

Isaiah 56:7 "Even those I will bring to My holy mountain And make them joyful in My house of prayer. Their burnt offerings and their sacrifices will be acceptable on My altar; For My house will be called a house of prayer for all the peoples."

Dearest blogging friends, I would like to tell you a bit about where my family and I fellowship each week. Our church is called Covenant of Grace Christian Fellowship. I have the privilege of leading worship for this wonderful multi-generational, multi-national group of believers each week. Better than anything (yes, better than leading worship) is the joy of rubbing elbows with people that I may not even understand 50% of what they say because they're new to America by way of Myanmar or Africa. May I tell you that they challenge ME in worship! From the platform I am able to observe their fervency in worship, their love for the Lord, their willingness to attend and serve diligently week after week after week because they're simply thankful, truly thankful. Thankful for freedom, thankful for opportunity, thankful for life itself.

During the last two weeks two of our families that are new to America have been hit by a cars, one of them as a pedestrian. They're "o.k." physically speaking, hospitalized, but they're alive and we thank the Lord for that. Please join me in praying for God's fullest purpose and destiny to be fulfilled in their lives. They have come for a reason. Their love for the Lord shines like a beacon. I am enclosing a note from one of our Pastors so that there could be names to attach to this request.

"Hi everyone, Please pray for Kee Ha (Burmese man in our church). He was hit by a car last night while riding to minister to some of our Burmese young people. He's in St. Josephs. Len and Moses are there now. I believe he is ok, will update. Also remember Awee Livingstone still recovering from broken bones in an accident."

Let us join together in faithful, fervent prayer. God is greater than the most overwhelming need any of us may be aware of!


Mari said...

It sounds like a great place to worship! I'll pray for the people you mentioned.

Susan said...

Thanks for sharing about your fellowship, Kathy. We, as American Christians, have MUCH to learn from others and you've given us an important glimpse here. I will join you in standing in prayer for these two.

May the worship you offer today break the yoke!!!! I'll think of you as we worship in our Assembly.

Kathy said...

I just had to remove a comment that when I had google translate it, was taken to a site that no one should ever see. I am going to have to enable comment moderation.

Gina Stinson said...

Your church sounds wonderful! I will be praying for these that are recovering.

tricia said...

I am sorry about the comment you had to remove. Your church sounds like a wonderful place to worship. I will pray for those people you mentioned.

Andi said...

I really enjoyed this post, I am sorry others are not "kosher" with their links and such.... Have a blessed week Kathy

Nancy said...

There's a special blessing given to us as "American Christians" when we meet with and fellowship with our brothers and sisters of distant nations. We ARE one in the Spirit, but it takes closeness and common living to get our mere intellect to catch up to that simple fact!

Thank you for the post and I am praying with you all.

Kathy said...

Nancy, one of the blessings for my family has been to see the love the Lord has put in my children's hearts for the children of other nations. My daughter especially wants to help them learn English, she wants to share her things, and be their friend. She is even feeling the tinge of "having so much" when many of them have so little. I pray our own hearts could be so tender.

Sandra said...

Oh Kathy, I can just imagine your church during worship. And to think that these people who have so little material wise, have much more spiritually because of what they have come from. And they come and teach us to be more thankful to our God and how to worship with enthusisam and sincereity. I would love to worship with your church!!!!!

I agree with you for total healing for those two that are suffering from accidents.

Pam said...

Hi Kathy, I came by to thank you for leaving a comment on my blog. You place here is lovely. It's obvious that your are a lively, creative, Christian mom! I clicked on your FOLLOW button!