Women’s Update 3-23-17 Missions

Focus for March: Missions

Mark 13:10 “And the gospel must first be proclaimed to all nations.”

Announcements

    • Summer Day and Evening Bible Study Survey 
      We just had snow and now we are thinking of summer? Yes! We would like find out how many ladies will be interested in summer Bible studies.  In order for us to plan for Tuesday morning childcare and whether there is interest in an evening study and which evening might be best, please fill out the survey HERE.
    • Correction – There will NOT be an All-Church Potluck March 26th. We apologize for the confusion.
    • NEW Women’s Ministry Facebook Group
      New Life in Christ Church Women’s Ministry has created a closed Facebook group so that we can more freely share information, events, and photos while maintaining privacy for its members. We will slowly be phasing out the use of our public Facebook page, so if you are a woman who is part of New Life in Christ Church and have not joined the newly created group yet, please click the link below and request to become a member so you can stay up-to-date on all that’s happening within the NLICC Women’s Ministry.
      https://www.facebook.com/groups/NLICChurchWomensMinistry/
    • Fellowship & Firearms | Saturday, April 8th | 8 – 10 am | Fredericksburg Rod & Gun Club 
      Join us at the Fredericksburg Rod & Gun Club (9907 Benchmark Road) for a fun morning of fellowship. Learn to shoot or practice your shot! This activity is open to all women over age 18. For safety reasons, guests must be escorted at all times. Because of this, if you arrive after 8:00 am, you will not be able to enter the gate and participate. This event is free – guns and ammo will be provided. Optionally, you may shoot skeet for $3 for 25 rounds. Please bring a snack or lunch to enjoy after the event! This event is open to the first 20 women who sign-up. Tom Worman and Mark Shigley will be the sponsors for these ladies. To commit to this activity please fill out this Fellowship & Firearms Sign-Up Form.
    • As we complete our transition to Choices Women’s Center, our mission remains the same–to empower those facing unplanned pregnancy with hope and life-affirming choices.  Please join us at our fifth Walk/Run for Life and help the Center raise funds so we can continue sharing the good news of hope for a bright future with women and men facing crisis pregnancies.

 8:30   Registration

9:00   Program & Walk/Run Begin

10:30 Recognition & Appreciation With Family Fun Celebration 

Click here for a printable registration form if preferred.


We covet your prayers as this event approaches.

Please share with your Church or Organization 

 

Upcoming Events – Mark your calendars – Details to follow!!!!

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WMC Question of the Month: 

“Who has the Lord laid on your heart to share the gospel with this month? Who shared the gospel with you?”

(i) For whom am I praying: John M – At my father’s viewing Saturday evening, a gentleman we did not know approached the casket and saluted my father. He stood there with tears streaming down his face. To say my siblings were surprised would be an understatement.  When one of my siblings approached him, he explained that he had served under my father fifty years ago in Vietnam. (Not forty-nine, but exactly fifty years ago). He shared with us stories of our father that we did not know. We knew our father had been awarded The Bronze Star for Valor – but Dad never shared; when we inquired, he would just say that others had done more than he did, at times deferring to the Cook who crawled from foxhole to foxhole on his belly while under fire – to deliver sandwiches to ‘his men’.

This man, John M. – shared with us the story of our father and we were overwhelmed with gratitude to the LORD for this gift. Dad had never shared.

John – he cried gently the entire time he shared of our father and how much our father touched him. He said “Top always looked out for his men. He always took care of them.” He showed us pictures of our Dad from a book he had from that time period in Vietnam. He shared of the battle for which my father would be awarded his medal. We had no idea the magnitude of the battle. Dad never let us know. After overstaying our visitation at Covenant by 1/2 hour (Covenant was so gracious – they knew something special was happening and did not interrupt), John would salute our father again as he lay in his military uniform – John would honor him with a very long salute while tears ran down his face. He then turned and walked out the door not looking back. He had driven over two hours in a borrowed car to pay his respects.

At the funeral this past Sunday – the afternoon after the viewing; we looked out across the field and saw what we thought was a caretaker observing the service from off in the distance. During the gun salute and Taps, this “caretaker” stood at full attn. saluting. We realized it was John M. and in the middle of Taps – my siblings… we realized! … and we whispered to each other excitedly – “Oh my gosh, that’s John!”

After the service, my brother approached him across the field and invited him to share a meal with us. He replied “I am not worthy”. He then thanked us and left.

There is something about this John! We want to follow up with him to (i) share the gospel and allow him to know he IS worthy and what he saw in our father that touched him was ‘Christ’ and (ii) we hope to learn more of our father and his service.

The LORD tells us He sends His angels and we should show hospitality as often we are unaware.

“Do not neglect to show hospitality to strangers, for thereby some have entertained angels unawares.” Hebrews 13:2

This meeting was so surreal – the timing – fifty years later to just appear, his standing off in the distance across the field at the funeral looking as a caretaker of the cemetery – not standing with those in attendance. What is it about this stranger named John?

John M. is def. on our hearts. My father would have been humbled to have spoken with him.

“Thus says the LORD:  ”The people who survived the sword found grace in the wilderness; when Israel sought for rest, the LORD appeared to him from far away. I have loved you with an everlasting love; therefore I have continued My faithfulness to you.” Jeremiah 31:2-3
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(ii) Who shared with me? I grew up in the church thus I knew the gospel. I knew Jesus was my Savior; however, at the age of 18, He was not my LORD.

The Pastor’s wife of my parents’ church expressed to me somewhat ‘salty’ “You need to make a decision one way or another.  You need to get off the fence.”

I was so offended and it ate away at me. I was angry she said that. “How RUDE!”  I thought.  “What RIGHT does she have…. grrrrr.”

It was a few years later, what she said always stayed with me. I realized that I was angry b/c she was right and I was convicted but did not want to be. I was fighting the truth.

At some point, I got off the fence. Other times, I fell off; yet the LORD picked me up, dusted me off, and directed my steps.

To GOD be ALL GLORY!  – Kathrine Quann

If you would be willing to share, please send your answers to wm@nlicc.org by the last Wed. of the month.



Ongoing Needs

  • Food Pantry
    The food pantry needs peanut butter and jelly!  Any brand and size is fine.  We are also in need of toiletry items (shampoo, conditioner, lotion, face soap).  Items can be dropped off in foyer in bin marked “Food Pantry.”  Contact: Connie Both | bothclan@cox.net
  • Fold Bulletins
    Sign up
     to fold bulletins after 1pm on a Friday.  Takes about 2hrs (faster if you bring a friend!) Contact: Dayra Rumbaugh | dayra@nlicc.org

Contact Us

Have a ministry need, idea for an activity, or prayer request?  You can reach us at wm@nlicc.org or find us on Facebook.  Please don’t hesitate to contact us!

All for His glory,
The Women’s Ministry Committee

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