Messick May 2017

Dear Ones in Christ,

Moment by moment I’m kept in His love; Moment by moment I’ve life from above; Looking to Jesus till glory doth shine; Moment by moment, O Lord, I am Thine.”

Thinking on the words of this beloved hymn is a great comfort as we are reminded that we have life from above and that we are kept in His love, but it also challenges us to ask, “Does my life display, moment by moment, the fact that I am His?

We’ve had several visitors in our services recently, even a man who had walked about fifteen miles on his way to Camp Verde. He knocked on the door during the children’s Sunday School asking for water and ended up going to adult Sunday school and staying for Morning Worship. Though he had only stopped by to have his great physical need for water met, we pray that through the preaching of the Word he will come to know the Living Water.

The theme for our Mother/Daughter Banquet this year was “Making Melody in Your Heart to the Lord.” Mrs. Sue Smith brought a very timely message on music that is honoring to the Lord, to the twenty-seven ladies and girls in attendance. Bev was thankful that our daughter-in-law, Elida, was also able to come.

Another blessing for our ladies is that Naomi is having a bi-weekly ladies Bible study on “Beauty from the Heart.” Several ladies are coming faithfully and response has been good.

Yet another blessing to share was having two young men from Ambassador College teach our children’s church one Wednesday evening, and then minister to us on the following Sunday evening through message and song. They are seeking God’s direction in where He would have them serve when they graduate.

We want to thank you for your prayers and support for us and the ministry here. Each of us needs God’s leadership and grace moment by moment!

Love in Him,

Gary & Bev Messick

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