July 21, 2019

Those who know Your name will put
their trust in You, for You, O LORD, have not
forsaken those who seek You. ~Psalm 9:10~

Good morning and welcome to Dayton Avenue today.  A special welcome to families visiting with us after having participated in the “In the Wild” VBS this past week.  Our prayer is that each of us can grow stronger in faith, encourage one another and be encouraged.  We are glad you are here.

Vacation Bible School was wonderful to behold this week!  Over 120 volunteers served faithfully every night, sweet relationships were made, and the Gospel was shared with about 150 different children.  But it wasn’t ever about the numbers – it was about the opportunities to share the love of Jesus and the good news of His salvation with children, and God answered prayer and helped us do just that.  It’s been an indescribable joy for me to see so many of you loving on those children!  Thank you to all of our faithful VBS workers (special thanks to Char Gates and Pastor Robert)!!   

Eight of our ladies are heading to Costa Rica in ten days to minister to 24 Costa Rican pastors’ wives at a weekend retreat for them.  Stop by their table in the foyer today and pick up their prayer cards.  Perhaps you would consider sponsoring one of the Costa Rican pastor’s wives’ retreat expenses: that information and other ways you can be a partner in this ministry is at the table. [BTW, our VBS kids raised over $700 for Costa Rica this week!]

The summer seems to be racing by and back-to-school is right around the corner.  We’ve been preparing for all the fall ministries starting back up here at church, and I’m sure that God has some exciting things in store for all of us.  We love you and are praying faithfully for you.  Thank you for praying for us.