August 2019 Newsletter GCAY
Opening Bible Verse: Lk. 14:12-14 He(Jesus) said also to the man who had invited him, “When you give a dinner or a banquet, do not invite your friends or your brothers or your kinsmen or rich neighbors, lest they also invite you in return, and you be repaid. But when you give a feast, invite the poor, the maimed, the lame, the blind, and you will be blessed, because they cannot repay you. You will be repaid at the resurrection of the just.”
Greetings from our founder: Pastor Mark Kluzek, founder of God Cares About You, wrote the following message for the 10-year anniversary of the Mission: “To all who help or give or pray for God Cares About You. Thank you so much for what you do! It was ten years ago in August of 2009 that I went into Los Altos Park to share Jesus. I brought along free waters and sodas to give away to open the door to talk to people. It worked, and from one person who came to the Bible Study at the Village Inn on Juan Tabo and brought about ten others, a ministry began. Today all of you are doing so much to help so many people. Praise God! God bless you all! May God keep this ministry growing until Jesus comes back! Love in Christ, Pastor Mark Kluzek.”
Dear Partners in Christ: In August we had a “banquet” of hamburgers and hot dogs for our neighbors around the Mission to celebrate the 10-year anniversary for GCAY. One young man told us it was about a year since he last had a barbeque, and he missed that very much. A year ago he lost his job, his wife and his kids, his house, and was living on the streets. He said he wanted to get off the streets and back to his family. We prayed with him for Jesus to lead him into a new life, away from drugs and the streets. He tried calling his ex-wife but, could not get through. We believe Jesus brought him to God Cares About You Mission to plant a seed of faith and change in his heart. We know the mighty Word of God will not return void, regarding this young man, and all who hear God’s Word of hope at the Mission.
This is one of the many stories of why we do what we do here at the mission. You would be surprised to hear how long it has been for some people to eat BBQ hamburgers and hotdogs. The little things that we take for granted are big things to these people. We complain about not having enough money, about bills, what to wear and these people are happy with just a simple hamburger. We should all be thankful and grateful to our Lord, Jesus Christ, for everything we have, even if it’s not exactly what we want. Thank you all for your continued support and for helping organize these BBQ’s that we host here at the mission.
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: Father God, help us to always treat others with love and respect, for we know that Jesus calls us to love others as we love ourselves. May you walk with us every day and guide us in our relationships. May we always appreciate the wonderful gift of our friends. We ask this through your Son, Jesus Christ. AMEN!