I never quite know what to expect when I pray. Maybe it's that way for you to. Sometimes it's a clear "yes," sometimes a clear "no," sometimes a "wait," and sometimes it's a "yes"... but in unexpected ways. That's what happened with our prayers that Cindy could go home to be with Becki for the birth of our granddaughter.
God did a pretty good job of moving a mountain. The funny thing about it is, that when I learned that I was going to have to have surgery, probably in March, we asked if we could have it postponed until May, at least, or even June, so Cindy could return to the States. They said it was not possible, or we'd have to go to the end of the 1 1/2 - 2 year waiting queue. But, somehow, now it's possible. Cindy will fly back to the States next week, April 8. Please pray for all the arrangements of things that need be done by the time she leaves.
I hope you can join us this coming Sunday at noon for the service, a regular service, not the concerts of prayer we usually have on the first Sunday. Since we have such a short service next week due to Harmony Day, we''ll do the concerts of prayer then. This Sunday, P. Irma will preach and Rita will lead the worship team and songs.
For quite a while, I've had a desire to reach out to Mainland Chinese students in Hong Kong. Fortunately, we are now able to do that. Michael will begin teaching an English class starting April 13. It will be on Wednesday evening. We'll share the dinner time together with the Alpha and Life group, then the English class will meet after that. If you know of any Chinese students who may be interested, or anyone, for that matter, let us know. We do have some flyers that you can give to people you know who may be interested.
Continue to pray for those who are traveling... especially the Filipinas who went back for a holiday to attend their kids' graduations, etc.
Harmony day will take place next week, April 10. We'll have a short service that day as we need to head to the playground by 1:15 to get set up. I hope you can join us on that day to help in whatever ways are necessary. Maybe you could help with the games, the facials, passing out RiverGrace flyers, or just talking to people who come by the booth. It will be a fun day, but please pray for good weather that day.
Lineup for this coming Sunday, April 3
- 10:00am - Worship team practice - Rita
- 11:00am - Pre-Service prayer time
- 12:00pm - Worship Service - P. Irma
- 1:45pm - Lunch
- 2:30 - Intercessory prayer meeting
Activities this coming week...
- Wednesday, April 6, 11:00am to 1:00pm, men's and ladies' fellowship - "Great Truths"
- Wednesday, April 6, 7:00pm - Life Group / Alpha
- Next Sunday, April 10, 12:00pm - Concerts of prayer
- Harmony Day 1:15-5:00
- Harmony Day - April 10 2-5pm
- April 13 - start of the English class
- RiverGrace 5th Anniversary - May 1
- RiverGrace Family Fun Day - May 2
I hope you can join us on Sunday!
Love and blessings,