Dear Brothers and Sisters, when troubles of any kind come your way, consider it an opportunity for great joy. 3 For you know that when your faith is tested, your endurance has a chance to grow. 4 So let it grow, for when your endurance is fully developed, you will be perfect and complete, needing nothing. James 1:2-4 NLT
Have the hurricanes stirred up your prayer life? With Harvey and Irma hitting Texas, Louisiana, and Florida and the fires in the Columbia Gorge, my heart goes out to the people affected. The 'troubles' have created serious stress, anxiety, and worry for millions of Americans. Will you join with believers around the globe, and pray for our fellow Americans during this traumatic crisis? Pray for first-responders, emergency crews, hospital staff, fire-fighters, chaplains and others who are assisting. Pray for peace, protection, health, safety, and God's grace to be sufficient.
Closer to home, here in Salem, Rooted Life Groups launched this week and there's still time to dive into one. Check out the options below.
Sunday - Lance & Judy Baker (Youth) / Andrea & Mario Diaz (ALPHA course)
Monday - Daryl & Denice Borello
Tuesday - Aaron & Sarah Mireles / Greg & Stacey Schaub / Arlene Cullins & Hannah Hererra (Young Adults) / Georgia Meier (Tues. am Bible Study) / Heather Rayhorn (Tues. pm Bible Study)
Wednesday - Chris & Rhonda Bupp / Lee & Lynn Mireles / Shari Brown (Heritage-1st & 3rd Wed.)
Thursday - Karen Lytle (Worship Team)
Saturday - Daryl Borello (Men 1st Sat.)
Let your roots grow down into him, and let your lives be built on him. Then your faith will grow strong in the truth you were taught, and you will overflow with thankfulness. Colossians 2:7