We love to do prayer and intercession on Thursdays, but today is a special Thursday. It’s the National Day Of Prayer. Will you join us in prayer? Pray with us for our Nation, and State, and local governments. Pray with us for our children, and education Pray for us for our Church – Unity, brotherly love, opportunities to share God’s good news. Pray for us about issues that divide our nation like gender and sexuality issues. Pray with us for those refugees in harms way, and trying to find a place in the world.
Gleanings is so happy to have so many wonderful partner ministries distributing food with the hope of the good news. We also are thrilled to have smaller ministries. Mission Builders Dan and MaryLou Barthold recently took a couple trips to Mexico. They were able to take food, and quilts into Mexico, to ministries that otherwise, might not have received any aid. One ministry they visited is called “The Least Of These”, where women and children that have been abused and marginalized are able to get some help and find the dignity and love they need. Pray for The Least Of These Ministries in Vicente Guerero, Mexico.
What a big job! I’m going to try and describe what we did, otherwise even looking at the pictures wouldn’t make much sense. One of our wells is located on the Southeast corner of the property. We cleaned and serviced the pump and put it back down in the well. The challenge comes when you realize this well is over one thousand feet deep! We are using a special water hose instead of metal pipe, to make the job easier. When you look at the close-up pictures you can see we have banded the rubber hose together with the heavily insulated power cord. The power cord alone weighs over a pound per foot. In order to control the pump, hose, and cord as they descend into the well, we used a couple tractors, chains, a pulley, and a whole lot of people power! First, we laid it all out – along the entire length of the property. Then, when all was ready, the signal was given, and we began to slowly walk the pipe toward the well. Special power washer sprayers were rigged up to wash the mud off the hose for its descent into the well. A special thank you to all who worked on this special project!
“Blessed shall you be when you come in, and blessed shall you be when you go out. 7“The LORD shall cause your enemies who rise up against you to be defeated before you; they will come out against you one way and will flee before you seven ways. Deuteronomy 28:6
We started the week off celebrating the official turning on of our Solar field – a dream come true! would you believe we ended up making about 2.5 million servings of soup along with dozens of quilts and all the other things that go on around here? What a great place of blessing that we should be able to a part of God’s Plan. We truly are blessed coming and blessed going! Here are a few pictures from the week,
Dear God, you are so good to take our five loaves and two fish and multiply them for the masses!
We want to thank our volunteers for their hard work making this whole process happen: Calvary Chapel Modesto (Modesto, CA), Calvary Chapel Oxnard (Oxnard, CA), Philobos Group (Corona, CA), all short and long-term volunteers, backpackers, staff, summer staff, and family members! Thank you so much for dedicating your time and attention to this ministry!
“Jesus replied, ‘They do not need to go away. You give them something to eat.’ . . . Taking the five loaves and the two fish and looking up to heaven, he gave thanks and broke the loaves. Then he gave them to the disciples, and the disciples gave them to the people. They all ate and were satisfied, and the disciples picked up twelve basketfuls of broken pieces that were left over. The number of those who ate was about five thousand men, besides women and children.” Matthew 14:16-21
LOVE FEAST SPEAKER: Alexey Wagner
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- We love to hear how God works in the hearts of our volunteers!
- “I feel like I got connected, and I know God wants that for all of us.”
- “Don’t be afraid of people. Don’t be afraid to love them and be loved by them.”
- “I am his; that’s what he’s been showing me this week. I feel so much closer to him.”
- “Take this family, this connection, with you.”
- “God didn’t have to do the same thing twice—this week was something special.”
- “I’m humbled every time I come here.”
- “Jesus was right there next to me.”
- “This was all rad.”
- “Who cares about the plan! Just keep God first.”
- “It’s his righteousness that makes us worthy.”
- “Thank you for showing me the love of God.”