Sunday, December 16, 2007

What's Right With The World

On November 24th & 25th the weekend after Thanksgiving Clovis Hills began the new series of "What’s Right with the World". Often times in our culture we find ourselves focusing on what's wrong in and with the world. Well, Clovis Hills wants to focus on the positive and speak about the good stuff God is doing! Thus, I was privileged to speak with Pastor Steve on Compassion: The Glory of God Revealed through Missions. Seeing and participating with God through acts of compassion such as missions and specifically most recent the "Miracles of Christmas". In fact, as a result over 900 people were ministered to in the name of Jesus through the people of Clovis Hills. Praise God!

Another aspect of the weekend was the honor of hosting the Children of the World. This is an amazing ministry of children from around the world who travel to open our eyes to the struggles of orphans from their homeland. Here are just a few video clips of the children in concert.

The miracles have just started and will continue so, prayerfully seek out your next step on mission and experience the wonder of God!

Sunday, December 9, 2007

Overseas Missionary Care

Going Global can mean many things to different people. Clovis Hills wants to encourage people to pray along with their family and/or Growth group about where God wants them to GO.

Some next steps...

  • Praying for people from another country or unreached people group (UPG).
  • Developing relationships with people of a different culture than your own.
  • Intentionally preparing for an overseas mission trip by getting your passport.
  • Preparing for a mission trip in the next 2-3 years by creating a savings account over and above your tithe and specifically set aside for wherever God would send you.
  • Adopt an Overseas Missionary and support them with prayer and small gifts throughout the year.

Developing an ongoing relationship with a missionary who is serving cross culturally overseas can be one of the most amazing ways to serve the Kingdom. Won't you consider praying about your involvement? For more information email or check out the current opportunities for the Miracles of Christmas through missions!

Sunday, December 2, 2007

India * Swaziland, Africa

This past Sunday, we celebrated what Clovis Hills is doing in the world through missions. We have an exciting follow up to Lynette Goodwin, who has just returned from a mission in India! A self proclaimed "scaredy-cat," Lynette Goodwin serves on the missions team as a volunteer Missions Ministry Director and strives to help Clovis Hills be on mission. Lynette's story was recently published in the International Mission Board's recent eNewsletter. Take a couple moments to read it at: Lynette's Story.

When you hear or see the word "missions" - what comes to mind? Sleeping in a mud hut? Traveling to Zimbabwe? Stepping way out of your comfort zone? Well certainly all the above could apply but are definitely NOT the rule. I believe when it comes to missions that God wants each one of us to take the next step in the journey of discipleship. One step at a time with Jesus. Another person who has taken the "next step" is Danny Johnson who recently served on mission in Swaziland, Africa. Go to the Hope Rises website to learn more about this amazing mission born here in the Fresno/Clovis area!

Go to Miracles of Christmas for details on serving on mission in India and Africa or choose from the many options...check it out!