June…

  

We have a reservation at Sus Hijos from August 5-11, 2018. We have about 10 people signed up so far, and anyone is welcome to join.

Jeff Allen and his son UpeEsJefe will be joining the group.  He says to tell you that it will undoubtedly be the trip of a lifetime, and truly will be a life-changing experience.  Be prepared to build houses, feed the peeps,  give and receive unbelievable amounts of love from the Salvadoran people and to hug beautiful babies.  If a mission trip is on your “Bucket List” don’t miss this one.  Jeff just called and said that he and his son just purchased their airplane tickets!  CALL NOW AND GET YOURS BEFORE THE FLIGHT IS FULL!

For more info, anyone can contact me at andrealafr@aol.com or 518-588-0068.  Thank you!  More details to come!

 

There will be two Memorial Services in June:

Barrie Hoffman Memorial service will be held at 10:00, Saturday, June 2 at ASF.

Linda Mazza Memorial service will be held at 10:00, Saturday, June 9 at ASF.

 

VETERANS’ INITIATIVE FOR ASF!!

If you are a veteran of the Armed Service and would like to get involved (Yes, Coast Guard included.)
(Crayons will be provided for Marines.) please send your contact information to:

 SFC Clifford Beard (USA)
cliphord@gmail.com
912-271-4728

 

READERS’ CORNER:

I CAN AND I WILL by ASF’s own Rick Stanfield

I know I’m breaking with tradition by using a book that isn’t yet in print, but because it will be available soon, I feel I must. It is a story or determination, healing and spirituality. This is a must read!

“My family’s ten days of sleeping in a car taught me so many lessons regarding life that I’m eager to share with everyone.  This guide to solving problems can be applied to nearly any situation you’re facing.  If I could have figured out these solutions years ago, it would have made my life a lot easier.  We all have periods in our lives when it seems like the cards are stacked against us, or we’ve made the universe angry.  It’s probably because the cards were stacked against you and you did anger the universe.  

In my case, I wanted to blame the cards or the universe, but I was the one who chose the cards and I was the one that broke the universe’s rules.  As soon as I chose the correct cards to deal and be dealt and listened to the Creator of the Universe, I figured out how to find happiness.  During this time of my life, I had to figure out how to get my family and me through the night to the next day…alive and well.  Although I did have others to turn to, it seemed like I didn’t.   

I turned to God for the first time in my life.  If I hadn’t figured this out quickly, I would have never made it through, and certainly would have never found the satisfaction, peace, joy and success that I have found now.

NOTE OF THANKS TO THE SEAGROVE GARDEN CLUB:

I’d like to thank you so very much for the lovely flowers I received from your group.  I appreciated them very much, and they made my day!  I’d also like to thank you for the hard work that you do each week to make it possible to give these lovely gifts. You bring smiles and comfort to many when they need it! I tried several times to post it on your FB page, but had no luck.  Hopefully you’ll see it eventually.

Bridget Bergwall

 

Dear Friends,

Many of you may know that my wife Cindy and I founded ReNew late last year to respond to the devastation of the 2017 Hurricane Season. ReNew, a not-for-profit organization, has a threefold goal: 1) To mobilize individuals, churches, and groups to respond to disaster needs; 2) To localize aid, responding to individuals, families, and specific neighborhoods; and, 3) To stabilize the lives of those who have suffered loss.

This work has begun in earnest in the town of Caguas, Puerto Rico, with “Gosen Iglesia De La Familia” (the Gosen Family Church). Gosen is a Protestant, Pentecostal church with several hundred members (pre-hurricanes), pastored by Jésus and Julia Madera. The congregation conducted an extensive community-based ministry, and their building served as a major “service center.” ReNew is currently rebuilding Gosen’s building, and in turn, restoring their community-based ministries.

Rebuilding Gosen’s facility will involves the following major considerations:

  1. Raising $50,000 for building materials, in-territory labor, furnishing destroyed or looted, and execution of the project (a full Budget is available). This includes all necessary materials to restore Gosen’s worship space, educational wing, and administrative offices.
  2. Mobilizing and sending four to six construction teams to complete the work. If adequate volunteer teams cannot be mobilized, additional funds would have to be raised to pay in-territory contractors and /or builders.
  3. Time is of the essence, as the facility has been in shambles for months. It is impossible, in this condition, to minister effectively. Further, the 2018 Hurricane Season looms large on the near horizon. Ideally, the project will be completed by mid-summer 2018.

Here is what you can do:

Give. The Caguas project is reliant upon funding. All donations to ReNew for this project will be used for charitable purposes within the meaning of section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code (Federal EIN: 82-2916148). Giving can be done by mailing a check to: Renew; 16400 Highway 331 South; Suite B2, Box 275; Freeport, Florida, 32439. You can also give by online means.

Go. Four to six teams are needed in Puerto Rico over the next six months. This translates to 50 – 100 people able to do tear-out, light construction, frame, paint, and be able to meet physically demands of a tropical monsoon climate. Contact Team Leaders John Skinner (jbs30a@gmail.com) or Al Stewart (alstewart13@bellsouth.net) to join a team.

Guide. Become a leader who will organize, recruit, coordinate and lead a mission team to Puerto Rico. This can be from your church, work, school, friends or family. ReNew will assist you in this process.

Thank you for giving and for going.

Additional information is always available at www.ReNewFlorida.org.

Ronnie and Cindy McBrayer

GRACE AND PEACE

Be confused, its where you begin to learn new things.  Be broken, its where you begin to heal.  Be frustrated, its where you start to make more authentic decisions.  Be sad, because if we are brave enough we can hear our heart’s wisdom through it.  Be whatever you are right now.  No more hiding.  You are worthy, always.”

S.C. Lourie

Wednesday Bible Study at Simple Faith
for the month of June

“Healing the Wounds of Trauma, How the Church Can Help”

American Bible Society
Books & materials: $8.00

Study is for one month (4 sessions/4 Wednesdays). June 6th – June 27th. 10:00 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.

The sessions build upon each other so it is helpful to attend all four classes.

This course will be repeated in the future.

For more information or to sign up contact:

Jen Kelley (850)419-5111, elle2897@gmail.com or Jackie Losapio, jackielosapio@gmail.com

Please sign up by June 1st.

yoga classes

Nancy Gross invites you to a Gentle Yoga Class. The month of June is a great time to practice yoga. He says, ” Be still and know that I am God”. Psalm 46:10. The union of breath with Gentle Movement with moments of stillness is very powerful. Class times for the month of June remain the same. At A Simple Faith on Mondays at 11:15AM and Thursday at 8:30 AM, and at 769 Eden Drive Santa Rosa Beach by Eden State Park on Mondays, Tuesdays and Fridays at 9:00AM. Text Nancy Gross at 850-797-6926 for more information and reserving a mat. Namaste

Opportunities:

Greeters: Contact Michael and Laura Granberry, to meet and greet. Contact Michael at mgranberry@earthlink.net  or call 850 496-6610.  You can contact  Laura at simpledesigns@earthlink.net

Communion Servers: Contact Barbara Tape to serve communion: barbara@digitalpark.com.

Tuesdays, The Prayer Boys meet at 8:00am. Contact Kevin Simonsen at 970-259-1748 or kevin@kjsems.com

If you would like to have a Chat With Cyndi Talty call 850-585-0370 and plan to meet with her.

Mentor – Become a mentor to a child in South Walton County today!

communion servers:

June 3 …Linny Delahoussaye & Lee Eyer,  Garry & Lynn Hedges

June 10 …Jackieie Losapio & Donna Callahan,Kathy & George Davenport

June 17 …John Youngbeck & Ann Scott,   Brenda Gail Speller & Cindy McBrayer

June 24  …Michael & Laura Granberry,    Jan Briscoe and friend

if you’re shopping at Amazon, please don’t forget to participate in our “His Children” mission.

When you order go to smile.amazon.com and put in the charity name “His Children Kevil Kentucky.”   Amazon will donate 0.5% of your order total to the organization. It will help provide supplies for “His Children.”

 

 

 

 

 

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