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Presidential Blessing: May 19, 2018

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Presidential Blessing: May 19, 2018
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Come Sooner, Lord Jesus!
 
Greetings from Kelowna! Today, I will be of service to the Orchard City and Winfield Churches as we will have some visioning sessions with those church families. Their desire is to be more intentional on evangelism (like our other churches in the Kelowna area) because of the spiritual success and inspiration of the Let’s Move Kelowna series with Pastor Chris Holland, It Is Written Canada Speaker/Director. The churches want to move forward to capitalise in following up with over 100 solid interested people after the conclusion of the series with six new baptisms last weekend. The members enjoyed working together and had a very high momentum with that experience. God has many souls waiting for His salvation. Please keep Kelowna in your prayers!
 
Yesterday, we were all shocked with another deadly shooting in Texas that claimed 10 innocent young lives as well as the crash of a plane in Cuba that killed more than 100 people. News like those are becoming more and more common… When I hear about such tragedies my heart is only comforted with the Bible message that assures us that this is not the world God envisioned for His children! It is time to go home… “Now when these things begin to take place, straighten up and raise your heads, because your redemption is drawing near.” (Luke 21:28 ESV)
 
We see Bible prophecies being fulfilled right before our eyes. Iniquity and catastrophes are rampant as the enemy is making his last evil efforts to bring destruction and blame it on God. The fulfillment of Matthew 24, Daniel, and Revelation prophecies, including the preaching of the Gospel with an increased intensity, tells us that Jesus is coming soon!
 
Beloved, let’s humble ourselves to live a Godly life, by His grace and power! Also, more than ever in human history, it is time to share the good news of salvation in Christ. We are going home and God wants us to be His Ambassadors to witness for the winning of many more souls for His Kingdom (II Peter 3:9).
 
Please, let’s all pray for:
 
1 – The follow up of Let’s Move Kelowna Evangelistic series. Over 100 interested people to continue with Bible studies.
2 - New Life Church Evangelism – 5 precious souls preparing for baptism.
3 - Baptismal Ceremony (four precious souls) & combined worship service of the Campbell River and Comox Valley Churches today.
4 - Pathfinder Camporee at Camp Hope, this weekend. Training our Youth for service!
5 - REACH Training also at Camp Hope, this weekend (BC pastors, tomorrow and Monday). SDACC REACH leaders visiting, preaching, and conducting a training seminar in ten churches in our Conference today. Equipping leaders for soulwinning!
6 - Vancouver Island and Kootenay Regional Camp Meetings, next weekend, May 25-26. God’s family worshipping and fellowshipping together!
7 - Local Church Elders’ Training with Elder Nik Satelmajer at Camp Hope, June 15-17. Registration available on our website. Conference 1/3 subsidy until June 5.
8 - Youth & SAGE Retreat at Camp Hope, June 24-30. Details to follow.
 
Happy Sabbath!
 
In His Service,
 
Wesley Torres
D.Min.
President