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Archive for September, 2012


Sep 29

You are Invited to Dinner with DSC’s Missionaries

Missions Emphasis Sunday is October 21st this year.  And as part of the celebration, we will be hosting a dinner with three of our global missionaries.  The night will include a silent auction, a Mediterranean dinner, free childcare, and a time of Testimony and Q&A with the following folks:

  • Dr. Jaime Jacobo Pineda – Our dear friend and partner from Guatemala with whom we seek to serve the Rabinal Achi through Community Health Evangelism (CHE).
  • Hugo W. – Director of Arab World Media (AWM).  AWM exists to “To see mature, multiplying churches among all Muslim peoples of the Arab world.” Not only do we support AWM from our annual missions budget, our hopes are that as we raise up a few SNAP families to move to North Africa, they will be able to benefit directly from AWM’s ministry on the ground both now and in the future.  Please pray toward this end even now.
  • Chuck Harper – DSC’s missionary in residence who recently accepted a new position at Western Indian Ministries (WIM) as the General Director.

Yes, you read that right:  Childcare is free and includes a meal and a program.

Seating is limited to the first 50 adults who RSVP and pay ($20 per person) for their seat.  You can pay online here, or using check or cash in a missions envelope by dropping it in an offering box or taking it to the church office.  You can RSVP by emailing global@desertspringschurch.org.

Finally, the silent auction will include items from our three global core initiative regions of the world (North Africa, Guatemala, and Native America).

May God spread His glory broader and deeper as we rally behind these missionaries by Knowing, Kneeling, Giving, and Going for the sake of Christ’s Name among the nations.

 

Sep 26

Impressions from the 2012 SNAP Survey Trip

Pastor Jay is the elder over Community Groups here at DSC.  And in this video, he shares some of the impressions he had during the SNAP survey trip back in June:

We will have a guest preacher on Sunday, October 21st (Missions Emphasis Sunday) from Arab World Media.  There will also be a dinner with missionaries later that evening.  Details and opportunity to register for the dinner forthcoming…

 

 

Sep 25

Please Pray for Baby Sherly

2012 | by Clint | Category: Prayer,Rabinal Achi

This past summer, The Well young adult mission to the Achi spent some time in a small village called Santa Ines.

The Well team leader, Deacon Marvin G. of DSC writes:

Pastor Rene Mendoza is a Nazarene Pastor in the village of Santa Ines. Eder Ixcopal and OR4 have been ministering to Pastor Rene and Santa Ines for more than a year now.  They have seen great fruit and they have seen clear evidence of spiritual warfare as well.

This past summer, the young adult mission team from DSC, along with OR4 from San Miguel, had the privilege of ministering with sports, praise, worship, children’s and young adult ministries to Santa Ines.  We also were able to do a number of home visits and pray with a number of families.  Santa Ines is very remote from San Miguel so it was necessary to stay overnight in the village.  Pastor Rene hosted us in his humble, but very warm home and provided meals. This was a very blessed time for all of us and we were able to watch Pastor Rene minister to his congregation and to the village of Santa Ines.  He is a very warm and loving and very, very fun pastor; very much loved by his congregation.  This was a very special time for us from DSC, to see the love of Christ modeled in such a loving manner.  We all walked away closer to Christ and in love with Pastor Rene and his family.  And it was clear why OR4 had a passion for Santa Ines.

Now that we have returned from Guatemala and we have found out that the youngest daughter of the Mendoza family, Sherly (9 months old), has what seems to be a congenital heart problem and her health has been deteriorating.  She has been been seen by hospitals in Salama and Guatemala City, without resolution. Eder has brought this to DSC as a prayer request and several DSC members have been involved in seeking possible solutions for baby Sherly.  At least three M.D.’s at DSC are currently tracking with Sherly’s health and working multiple possible solutions for her and her family.

Pastor Rene Mendoza and his family, including his 9 month old, Sherly.

Please pray for:

  • Comfort and God’s provision for the Mendoza family
  • The health and comfort for baby Sherly Mendoza
  • Wisdom and grace for medical staff and facilities in Guatemala
  • For financial provision for the Mendoza family as they continue to seek help for Sherly
  • For opportunities that are being pursued by physicians in DSC to open up as God sees fit to be glorified in restoring the health