"'Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength and with all your mind;' and, 'Love your neighbour as yourself'" (Luke 10:27)
We Invite you to our Sunday Morning Service
Starting at 10.30 am with Celebration, Praise and Worship
We Welcome our Speaker this Sunday
Pastor Juanita Baker
at our 10.30 am Service
Juanita's Title for Her talk
Scriptures: Romans 8: 14-17
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This Week 11th June
WE ARE NEVER ALONE
Children will learn how we are never alone, for love is...
as they read from 1 John 4: 7-21
Children will stay with parents to enjoy Worship in the main service then join Sunday Club from 11 am - noon in the new classroom in main corridor.
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TODAY FRIDAY 9th June
we will be offering for all those who visit the Pop Up Shop
OUR NEXT COME ALIVE
FREE TEA AND COFFEE AND BISCUITS
Served in the Community Café At The Centre
And will be available from 11am
SUNDAY 18TH JUNE
WE CELEBRATE FATHERS DAY
NEXT MEETING FOR MEN
DUE TO FATHERS DAY
JUNE DROP ZONE NEEDS
NEXT CRAFT MORNING
This is such an important outreach to support
For a morning of Fun , Craft and Fellowship
For more information speak to Sally
THIS SUNDAY EVENING
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WEDNESDAY 14TH JUNE
Training equips believers in Niger to respond to persecution?
In the city of Maradi, in Niger, a growing number of Fulani men and women are encountering Jesus – but it’s enraging Fulani Muslims, who use different tactics to persecute Christians. In response, Open Doors local partners ran persecution survival training for 120 new believers.
“Thanks to this training, my eyes are opened to how to respond to persecution,” says Lydia. “I now understand that these are the footsteps that Jesus Christ left for all those who believe in Him. Persecution is inevitable, but we must stand strong, and we should pray for our persecutors.”
“I am blessed with the Word of God; I have strategies to overcome the persecution,” adds Zeinabou. “I never knew anything about persecution response, but now my eyes are open – I am more than victorious, I must overcome persecution, because Jesus is with me, and He will never let me down.”
•Give thanks for the impact of this training in Niger
•That the training will help believers in their everyday lives
•That more Fulani Muslims will come to know Jesus.
TO READ THE UPDATE OF HOPE IN AFRICA
YouTube stories: "We ask you to help us, especially in prayer"
An hour after going to bed, Pastor Jean and his wife heard a gunshot. Peering out of the window, he saw attackers from the ADF militant group who had come to kidnap two people especially – Pastor Jean and another church leader.
Fifteen people were killed in the attack and a further 20 reported missing. Pastor Jean and his family survived, but they were left traumatised. Through a trauma care provided by Open Doors local partners, the family are healing. “Even if we are persecuted, our tears will be wiped,” he says.
“The life of God’s servants is in great danger in the DRC,” he adds, as reinforced by yet another attack in which eight Christians were killed. “We ask you to help us, especially in prayer: prayer for God’s work, so that we continue to work well.”
The attacks are the latest example of escalating violent persecution in sub-Saharan Africa
When Pastor Jean’s church in the Democratic Republic of the Congo was attacked by ADF militants, he and his family suffered emotional and psychological trauma. Pastor Jean felt he had to hide it from the congregation – but thanks to your prayers and support, he and his family are beginning to heal.
To watch Pastor Jean
A prayer for DRC
Father God, thank You for the courage and faith of Pastor Jean. Continue to heal him and all others affected by persecution in DRC. Surround Christians with Your peace and protection, and help them keep their eyes on You amid persecution. Thwart all evil plans and bring an end to the devastation caused by the ADF and other militant groups; reveal Yourself to its members and lead them to salvation in You. Help the security forces as they seek to get a grip on growing insecurity. Bring peace throughout DRC, and use Your church in wonderful ways to draw others to You. Amen.
Prayer Ministry Prayer Ministry
Scripture : Acts 2: 42
They devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching and to fellowship, to the breaking of bread and to prayer.’
Let us be enthusiastic about meeting together on Sunday’s and during the week. Let us encourage one another, pray for one another and build one another up.
River of Life Church
2 Carr Road