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Sequoia is planning a rip to see the creation museum and Ark Encounter in Northern Kentucky. The tentative dates are March 25 to 28, 2019. The approximate cost is $1300 per couple which would include flight to Cincinnati and motel plus 1 day admission to each the Ark Encounter and to the Creation Museum. See the Creation Museum website. Contact pastor Mark if you would like to go. This is a sightseeing trip and not a mission trip.
Change is in full swing in my life. My job transition with Pastor Dan; My daughter (and family) are moving to the Southern California area, making changes in our house; and our plans for the future are filling my heart and mind. It is exciting because change is exciting. Change many times shows life. I read an article this week about transition. The author stated concerning change; "An idol is something we run to for purpose, comfort, and meaning." Basically saying, "things" can get in the way of following Jesus. Once we rely on Jesus through the changes then we are back on track.
So, pray for me and the changes Lanell and I are looking towards. It is exciting. Another exciting thing was our Sequoia Christian Preschool (SCP)(again). A new prospective family was looking at our preschool. Carmen asked the father how he heard about our school. He said he "Googled" 'Best Preschools in Manteca' and ours came up on top. So, he started there. Carmen then "Googled" the same and found we also had 10 reviews and they were all 5 out of 5. Wow. With some fear and trembling we started this ministry feeling God was directing us. There were some painful months to begin, but God is faithful! Pray for your SCP. Your church is a faith church. I know God is pleased as we continue to step out in faith and try new things under His leadership, which will bring about changes.
FYI- Your church for the month of October didn't reach our budget; by a long shot. This is not good. Please pray about what you give and ask God if this is what He has for you to give. We want God's blessing in every area of our church life-that includes your family life because you are Sequoia Heights Baptist Church. Our God is amazing. We are in our fourth week in our series on Who is God? It has been great seeing our God as provider-as compassionate and slow to anger, and faithful. The next two weeks we will enjoy how our God balances forgiveness and consequences and the fact that He calls Himself a jealous God. I loved it when Moses asked God to reveal more of Himself, so He could know God more and more. That's my prayer for you. To have a growing desire to know God. There is a cost, but it is well worth it.