April, 2019 Newsletter GCAY
Opening Bible Verse: Why should there be a Lutheran Mission at 126 Pennsylvania, NE in Albuquerque? One answer is found in Eph. 2:8-9: “For by grace you have been saved through faith; and this is not your own doing it is the gift of God – not because of works, lest any man should boast.” We want all people to know this wonderful Good News. We get to hear that clear message in our churches each week, but so many people we serve will never go to a Lutheran Church. So we go to them with the great message of Eph. 2:8-9. Thank you for your support and prayers that enable us to spread this Good News that our salvation does not depend upon us being good enough, but rather that it comes to us by the grace of God through faith in Jesus Christ.
Dear Partners in Christ: We have 2 wonderful ladies that come and help the community by providing help to people by teaching them basic computer skills, help with Section 8 Housing applications and help with filling out online job applications. They are a tremendous blessing to this ministry and we greatly appreciate their help. We have installed 2 computers and an internet connection so that we may continue to help these people with finding new jobs and learning basic computer skills.
I want to share with you something that happened to me today during our Spanish Bible study. I suffer from anxiety at times and today, before Bible study began, I started having an “episode.” Lionel suggested that I lead the Spanish Bible Study so that I could sit down and relax at the same time. As I started reading, my anxiety went away! After the Bible Study, I was inspired to continue leading the Spanish Bible Study on an ongoing basis. Something in me enlightened my understanding of the Bible even more than before. I now know that it was the Holy Spirit that spoke to me. While I was feeling the anxiety, I prayed and asked God to help me feel better, to take that horrible feeling away from me. I truly believe that he answered me by having me sit down to lead the Spanish Bible study. The most amazing thing is that we were studying about how amazing God’s healing power is. He’s always with us in every moment of our lives.
Vacation Bible School for 2 weeks: July 8-12, July 15-19
Thanks for Your Continued Support: If you would like to donate to GCAY Mission, please make your checks payable to Christ Lutheran Church, and write GCAY Mission on the memo line. You can donate by credit card by going to our website: www.GodCaresAboutYou.net. If you would like more information, or would like to volunteer, please contact Lionel at 505-545-1837. Please pray for us and thank you in advance for your support.
Closing Prayer: God, bless our eyes to see goodness. Bless our words to speak kindness. Bless our hearts to feel compassion. Bless our souls to radiate love. In Jesus’ name, AMEN!