June, 2019           Newsletter GCAY

Opening Bible Verse:  Throughout Scripture we are commanded to help the poor.  In Deut. 15:11 we read:  “For the poor will never cease out of the land;  therefore I command you, you shall open wide your hand to your brother, to the needy and to the poor, in the land.”  Through the hands of many volunteers at God Cares About You Mission we minister to the poor and needy in Albuquerque.  Through the donations of many supporters we continue year after year to reach out to the poor with food and clothing and training, and most importantly feed them with God’s Word.  We give thanks to Jesus for the many hands that work together as we try to follow God’s command in Deut. 15:11.

Dear Partners in Christ:

On Thursday, the 4th of July, we hosted a BBQ here at GCAY. We had a terrific turn out with as much as 120 attendees. A very special thanks to Pastor Johnson of Ray of Hope Lutheran Church and Marcia Koschmann of Christ Lutheran Church, for providing the funds to be able to host this great BBQ. There were plenty of happy faces and full bellies, which made us all extremely happy! We had a great sermon given by Jim Kunkle of Calvary Lutheran Church. What we would like to do is host a BBQ at least once a month for these homeless people, we want to show them that we care about them and that God loves them. It’s amazing how a simple BBQ can have so much meaning to them and it’s something that we take for granted. We invite you all to attend one of our BBQ’s so you all can see the happiness and the smiles of all these people. Thanks again for all of your support.

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.

 

 Serenity Prayer: God, grant us the serenity to accept the things we cannot change, the courage to change the things that we can and the wisdom to know the difference. May we live one day at a time, enjoying one moment at a time; accepting hardship as a pathway to peace; taking, as Jesus did, this sinful world as it is, not as we would have it; trusting that you will make all things right if we surrender to your will; so that we may be led by your Holy Spirit in this life and supremely happy with you forever in the next. In Jesus’ name we pray. AMEN!

Liz