"And it came about that as he journeyed, he was approaching Damascus, and suddenly a light from heaven flashed around him"

Many of us are familiar with the Damascus road experience that Saul was involved in, and yet we often overlook those who came along side of him. There were the un-named who took him by the hand into Damascus, there was a man named Judas whom Saul stayed with in the city, also the reluctant disciple named Ananias who the Lord would send to pray for Sauls healing. All these, along with Barnabas who would come alongside to mentor and encourage the fledgling Christian. As we've watched the Olympic team sports like rugby, we see six coming to assist the one who makes the big play and score. As Paul would go on to do much for the Lord, we may not remember the un-named, the reluctant, those who provided for him, the unsung heroes, yet the blessings are for all as the Lord accomplishes His work and is glorified.

Pastor Russell

Opportunities

Watchmen over God's Flock - The 2021 Pastors, Leaders, Church Workers conference is scheduled for August 20-21. Happening at CC Komo Mai. Fliers and registration available today.

Prayer Points

River of Life Mission - As the volume of meals and ministry opportunities have ramped up at the River of Life Mission, please keep all the staff and guests, as well as the neighboring community, in prayer.

Our church family - As many are sheltered in place during this COVID outbreak, rundown a list you may formulate in your mind and keep one another in prayer during this time of isolation.

COVID-19 prayer - As this global pandemic continues to take lives and so dramatically change the lifestyles of all, pray that hearts would be turned to the Lord, and people receive His saving grace and mercy. Pray for our first responders and our doctors, nurses and caregivers who minister so faithfully on the very front line of this COVID-19 outbreak.

Pray for the peace of Jerusalem - As the Middle East heats up, pray for the nation of Israel along with all of those in this region who have come to the knowledge of Jesus Christ as Lord and Saviour.