Feb 2017 Messick

Dear Ones in Him,

Recently, Naomi, our Youth Pastor’s wife, sang a special in our Morning Worship Service titled, “No Time for the King of Kings.” The words of the first verse and chorus are:

“Is the Christ crowded out of your busy life,
with the toiling that each day brings?
with the strain and the stress of the cares that press,
You’ve no time for the King of Kings.
No time for the King of Kings,
No time for the King of Kings;
Yet for business and pleasure you always find time,
But no time for the King of Kings.”

This was such a good reminder that it is easy to be distracted by the busyness of the day, and must ask God to keep our focus on Him rather than the “good things” that need to be accomplished. Yes, those “good things” need to be done, but not at the cost of time with our Lord. Balancing those is always important. Please pray that we would keep priorities where they need to be in our personal walks with Him.

The end of January and month of February was one of those extra busy times. As we mentioned in our last letter, we were so blessed as God sent volunteer workers – Pastor Bud & Connie Wells and Don, Leslie & Cameron Otto from Wyoming; and Don & Patty Beebout and Greg Sommar from Iowa to help construct a 12 X 16 ft. building that will be divided for use as a teen boys’ classroom and for storage. The 20 X 30 ft. cement slab they poured will be used for VBS and fellowship activities. We praise God for these dear folk and for His provision, allowing this to become a reality! The building has inside work to be finished, and a roof will need to be added to the slab for shelter.

Naomi has started a teen girls’ Sunday School class, and she hosted a party to launch it. Bev helped, and the girls really had a good time. Would you join us in praying for wisdom for Naomi, and for the spiritual needs of these girls, that they would desire to please and glorify God in their walk with Him. Paul wants to begin a teen boys class soon.

Next came our Valentine’s Banquet with twenty-one in attendance. Pastor Randy Miller of Northland Baptist Church in Flagstaff brought a very timely and challenging message, there were fun games, good fellowship, and a great time was enjoyed by all.

PRAYER REQUESTS:
*Salvation – Leanne, Michael, Cicily, Darrel, Kito
*Teen Classes
*Several needing victory over addictions

We consider it a privilege to serve our God at Living Waters Baptist Church; He has been so good and kind! Thank you for praying for the work here.

Love in Him,
Gary & Bev

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