One more month and the summer will be over, can you believe that? The Missouri State Fair will be upon us in a few short days; and we will have an opportunity of a lifetime to share the gospel of Jesus Christ with people from all over the state and even the country. The youth and I have been hard at work learning how to share our faith with others, and we will be at the MO Baptist Convention Tent on August 20th from 6-9 pm sharing our faith with others. We would ask for your prayers that this will be a fruitful time, for a peace on the young people as they share what God has laid on their hearts, and that they will learn the joy of spreading the Good News of Jesus Christ. Of course, you could join us, providing physical, emotional and spiritual support, we would love to have you there.
There are a few activities coming up for the youth, which we ask you to be in prayer for that God use to work in the lives of the youth as well as provide a time of relaxation for them.
August 27 – 28 we are planning on going to Branson to see the Jesus show at Sight and Sound Theater—We will stay over night and enjoy some fun time on Saturday before returning to Sedalia.
August 29 – Ice Cream Social and Pool Party at John and Debbie DeGonia’s—5-7 pm—All youth grades 6th-12th are invited, we will meet at the church around 4:30 pm and then head over there. It will be a final party before School starts (we know some will already be in school).
September 1— AWANA Kickoff party—5:30-7 pm—We will have games, a bounce house, serve hotdogs, and popcorn—Ages 4 thru 5th grade are welcome as well as their parents. We will be signing them up this day. First 100 kids who come will receive a backpack of school supplies.
September 8—AWANA Starts—Ages 4 thru 5th Grade—6-7:15 pm—If you need a ride call the church by 4:30 pm—(660) 826-5011, Mon – Thurs – 9 am – 3 pm.
There will be other events in 2021 but the only other event currently scheduled is Xtreme Winter December 28-30, 2021. This is also for the Youth, if your youth is interested, please visit www.calvarybaptistsedalia.org go to ministries and click on the Youth link, you can find more about this and other activities.
One final thought, please pray for Jay, Jeff and myself as we head to Minnesota on mission. We are going to help the Northwoods Baptist Association at their Summer Camp, at Camp Jim. We are leaving July 31st, and will return August 7th. Pray for safe travels, but more importantly that God will do a mighty work with the kids at the camp.
Thank you all for your support, in prayer, spiritual, emotional, physical, and financial it is all greatly appreciated.
Your Humble Servant In Christ,
Associate Pastor Jonathan