A Word from Pastor Derrick
Welcome to CLA’s Global Awareness Days
Coming out of an excellent month of prayer we move naturally into our mission’s emphasis. In Acts 1:4-8 Luke reports; “On one occasion, while Jesus was eating with his disciples, he gave them this command: “Do not leave Jerusalem, but wait for the gift my Father promised, which you have heard me speak about. For John baptized with water, but in a few days you will be baptized with the Holy Spirit.” … “you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you; and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.” The prayer room is connected to sharing Christ’s gospel to the world. It always has been. Therefore, the next four Sundays are a natural outflow of our 21 days of fasting and prayer.
I strongly encourage you to make room in your February Sundays for these important services. You and I are a part of CLA for a reason, we are a family on a mission. This is our mission. It’s not my mission, or the board’s mission, or those people’s mission … it’s our mission. You are part of the calling and the responsibilities. Together God has asked us to be involved in bringing Jesus to British Columbia, Canada and the world. Together we pray. Together we make financial sacrifices. Together we join hands with others to bring love, transformation and life to as many people as possible. To the poor, the widow, the child, the marginalized, we extend Christ’s grace. We stand against the enemy, cultural lies and abuses to bring redemption. No one can do this important work alone, so we work together in community.
Each week we’ll have an important interview / media presentation for us to consider. These stories are thrilling. They demand our attention. They will call us to financial partnership. Can I ask you to consider making a missions offering this month? Perhaps it will be a single offering? Maybe you and your family can give something to each of our four projects? We have two important needs; General Missions (which needs $25,000 a month to sponsor our global workers, partners and projects). Check them out here https://www.clachurch.com/miss... We also have the 4 February projects, each needing $25,000 to help move them forward. This weekend you will hear from Christo & Sarah Emmanuel of Chennai, India. Other projects include King of Kings Assembly, Jerusalem; Carrefour Chretien de la Capitale, Quebec City; and the important work that CLA is partnering with in Laos, southeast Asia.
One last request. I would really encourage you to sign up for our new Monthly Missions Newsletter. This will help you to be informed, encourage prayer and give new opportunities for your involvement in this very important part of CLA. https://clachurch.us3.list-man...
Pastor Derrick Hamre