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Timberline’s First Trip to Georgia is Underway

In America, converting a house into a local church would be a basic construction job. As a matter of fact, on TV, a crew could come in, change things around and have the place revived, landscaped and redecorated over a weekend. However, in the country of Georgia, it’s not that simple. For one thing, the only Home Depot-type store is a 2-½ hour drive away. For another, hiring a construction company is an exorbitant amount of money for a 100-member congregation. Further, the local Orthodox church not only refuses to recognize Evangelical Christian churches, but it also condemns those who they consider a threat to their beliefs.

From May 29th-June 11th, Timberline Church sent its first mission team to Georgia, to assist a congregation and turn a local house into a functioning meeting area. With a goal of placing studs and sheetrock on the walls after insulating the traditional stone structure, the team will leave the area having given the local body a place to pray and worship all together.

Please pray for our team.  Anyone who has ever endured a construction job knows the importance of timing and will understand the necessity of having the correct materials. While Timberline’s team is on location, timing and accuracy will be even more important—a lack of screws means a 5-hour drive time to solve the problem; a delay of one thing before they arrive can mean an inability to complete anything in the short two weeks they are in town. Further, pray for protection over the team as they travel, and pray for protection over the entire congregation now and into the future.

Construction Team Headed for Chile on September 19th

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Jim & Ester Mazurek live in Santiago, a city of 6.5 million people where over 70% of all babies are born outside a marriage. Currently, the Mazureks are building a Church/School complex of buildings to house the Santiago Children’s Ministries Outreach Center. In this center, they hope to roll together a church, school and rescue mission for abused kids that can reach hundreds of children for Christ.

Timberline—along with 2 other Assemblies of God churches in Greeley and Del Norte—has answered the Mazureks’ call for help as we send over a dozen workers to Chile from September 19-29th, 2016. The team aims to accomplish two main tasks while on location. First, they will work in a small mining town at a new youth outreach facility that Timberline Church helped acquire through a generous contribution. Second, the team will continue with construction on the sanctuary at the main complex in Santiago.

Please pray for the entire mission team as they travel to Chile to help the Mazureks. Pray for health and protection. Pray for swift and sturdy construction of all structures. Pray for open hearts ready to build not just structures but also relationships. And pray that people will be encouraged in both the southern and northern hemispheres as we continue to see what God does in Chile.

Are you interested in more information about the Mazureks and their Santiago-based mission? Please visit their website: http://reachingandraising.com/

They could always use your help and prayers.

Update on Timberline Ambassador Sarah Miles

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Timberline Ambassador Sarah Miles is headed back to Uganda for 18 months. Her first stop however is Greece for a two-week training about outreaches into brothels with a program that trains young women to go into their communities and raise awareness about trafficking. Once she arrives at Rahab Uganda, Sarah will be working with girls who have been sexually exploited and trafficked. Her role will be helping these young woman to start their own businesses and to also help Rahab Uganda with sustainability. After her own training in Greece, she will be training staff about self care and awareness. She will also continue to work with local authorities in the National action plan and to bring awareness to the community.

While she is gone, please pray for:

  • Travel mercies for September 17th ( flight Denver to Athens) and October 3rd (Athens to Uganda) 
  • Re-entry back into the drop-in center and rebuilding relationships with staff and the ladies
  • For her family as this is a big transition for all of them. She leaves behind her daughter, son-in-law, and two granddaughters ages 18-months and 5-months.
  • For protection and spiritual covering.
  • For health and for her own self care and boundaries. 
  • Prayer for divine appointemnets and to continue to listen to God’s promptings so she can be a light wherever she is.
  • For patience and grace during cultural changes and finding her routine again.

United In Purpose – The 2014 Freedom Tour Report

2014 Freedom Tour WyomingOn June 21st, 50 bikers in orange jerseys cycled out of Cheyenne, Wyoming on the beginning leg of the 2014 Front Range Freedom Tour. Forty single-day riders joined the core team of cyclists (in partnership with U COUNT Campaign) to raise awareness and funding to support kids rescued from the sex trade at Project Rescue’s Home of Hope in New Dehli, India. Their goal was to provide all the yearly operational costs for every child being given housing, food, aftercare, clothing, and an education at the home.

2014 Freedom Tour mapThe long journey across Colorado meant covering a lot of miles each day while battling hills, heat, and the occasional flat tire. Despite their exhaustion, the team came together with a common sense of purpose and rallied around the thought that 25 children in New Dehli were getting a chance at the life God intended for them. As the miles accumulated, so did the community spirit on the team and they traded off taking the lead or bringing up the rear as a servant.

2014 Freedom Tour Freedom ridersOne day, while the team was stopped in a parking lot to fix a flat tire, it began to sprinkle. As they gathered under an overhang out of the rain, the team noticed another group of cyclists taking similar refuge and struck up a conversation. It turned out that the five cyclists–The Freedom Riders–were students from Moody Bible College busy cycling across America to fight human trafficking. How like God to bring the two groups together for 45 minutes during a rain storm to share their common purpose!

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After nearly 500 grueling miles in a week, the team created a single orange line as they climbed Raton Pass, still supporting and encouraging each other as they showed kids halfway around the world there was still hope. You can read more about their journey or donate toward the cause at www.RichsRide.org.

 

Pray For The Persecuted Church

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Blessed are those who are persecuted because of righteousness for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. – Matthew 5:10

When Jesus sent His disciples into the world to preach the gospel, He warned that it would not be easy. They would be like sheep among wolves, others would hand them over to the local governments to be flogged, their families would reject them and have them killed, and they would be hated for His name’s sake. (See Matthew 10:16-23 for starters.). Jesus said, “Go!” and they went. History tells us they faced every bit of persecution Jesus warned about.

Christians still face persecution today in many countries around the world including intimidation, threats, economic discrimination, kidnapping, beatings, imprisonment, torture, and death. By one estimate, over 100,000 Christians are martyred annually. That’s over 8000 per month or 275 per day. (2011 Report, “Christianity 2011: Martyrs and the Resurgence of Religion,” compiled by Todd M. Johnson, David. B Barrett and Peter F. Crossing)

What can you do?
1. Pray for those who are being persecuted. This Sunday, November 3, has been designated as the International Day of Prayer for the Persecuted Church. Ask God to give grace and strength to those who are daily being pressured to deny Him.

2. Educate yourself and support missions organizations that are working to help those who are being persecuted worldwide. Two good places to start are:

  • Voice of the Martyrs (VOM)http://www.persecution.com– founded in 1967 by Pastor Richard Wurmbrand, who experienced a total of 14 years of prison, torture, deprivation, etc. at the hands of the Communist government of Romania and wrote the book Tortured For Christ.
  • Open Doorswww.opendoorsusa.org – established in 1955 by Brother Andrew whose book God’s Smuggler told of his decades smuggling Bibles behind the Iron Curtain. Open Doors compiles an annual watch list of countries where persecution is the fiercest.

Join us for a Christmas Party!

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The Bridge ministry of Timberline Local Outreach will be partnering with Adopt-A-Family this Christmas season to bring a Christmas feast to families in need. The Bridge provides an opportunity to journey with those in need by inviting them to a Christmas celebration and banquet with our church family.

Last year, the Bridge served 250 families in three nights. This year the Bridge will do that in two nights, hoping to reach about 1,100 people. Each night, it takes 230-250 volunteers to support the Christmas feast. Everyone attending the Christmas feast this year will have the opportunity to receive a free, professional family portrait as well as gifts for the kids and a gift card for the family.

Watch a video from one the volunteers last year, Margie Bennett.

In Luke 14, Jesus tells a parable about a man that prepared a great banquet. When his friends could not attend, he decided to invite “the poor, the crippled, the blind and the lame.” He then scoured the countryside to be sure his house was full. In Mark, a similar story is told to illustrate the Kingdom of God, telling us that God loves all people and wants all people to attend his heavenly feast.

The Bridge ministry steps in the gap to help make the Christmas celebration happy and complete for those who are suffering financially and cannot provide for their families as they would like.

This year, the celebration will consist of a meal, entertainment, programs for the children and gifts to take home at the end of the party. As we serve and minister to our guests, we, too, are strengthened in our faith and experience God’s Kingdom here on earth.

Please join us in serving with the Bridge at this year’s Christmas Party!

When: Tuesday, December 18 and Wednesday, December 19

Where: Timberline Church in the main auditorium

How you can help: Each night, the Bridge requires 250 volunteers in a variety of roles.  We particularly need people that can serve as table hosts for our guests.

For more information: Join the Bridge Team Party on November 30 at 6pm in the East Auditorium.

Contact us: localoutreach@timberlinechurch.org or call 970-482-4387 and ask to speak with someone with the Serve 6.8 staff.

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Reposted from Photas Ministries Blog

This morning we posted a blog post about The Baby House in Guatemala.  Read the below post by Sean and Tiffany Cherry of what happened last night.  Babies are abandoned everyday in Guatemala.  God doesn’t tell us in His Word that caring for orphans is a good idea – It is a mandate.  James 1:27 says: This is pure and undefiled religion, in the sight of our God and Father, to visit orphans and widows in their distress.

Please pray for this little girl and for Sean and Tiffany as they walk in obedience to the call that God  has placed on them to serve in Guatemala.

Monday, October 15, 2012

PLEASE PRAY FOR THIS LITTLE GIRL

 
Today we have heavy eyes, but even heavier hearts. Last night a little girl, 2 1/2 years old was dropped off at Mimi’s House. Not for a couple hours, for the rest of her life. Her Mom did not want to care for her anymore. Within a matter of 30 minutes this little girls world was turned upside down. 

As we all tried hard to distract her, nothing worked. She continued to cry for “Mama” and point in the direction where she knew she had last seen her Mom. Words can not even describe this moment. The fear in her eyes was indescribable. Eventually she gave up the fight, buried herself in my chest and fell asleep. 

As I layed in bed with her, I could not fall asleep. I was so sad for this little precious girl. I tried to come up with every reason in my mind why this happens. Nothing made sense to me. As I began to pray for her and her mother, I started to think about the message we had just heard at Church an hour before she arrived here. We had been going through a series called “When God?” by Andy Stanley for the last three weeks. He tells the story of Lazaras, a man Jesus said was the greatest who ever lived. And yet, even this man struggled with God’s inattentiveness.  But the story of Jesus raising Lazarus from the dead offers a picture of hope in the midst of a hopeless situation. If we continue to trust God through our pain or lack of understanding, he will eventually show His glory.

Today, I have seen His glory! As I played a small part in helping this sweet little girl adjust last night, I knew that my role moving forward would be different. As much as I would LOVE to be the person to fill the void in this lovable girls life, I know that I can not commit to being here with her the rest of her life.  But God has given me a front row seat to see an awesome ministry with BEAUTIFUL people who have stepped up for this girl in such a short time with short notice.
 They took her to the Doctor today and determined she was pretty sick with an ear infection, throat infection a fever and a bad cough. She started her medicine and is a different girl this afternoon! They have played with her, hugged her and made her smile.

She was not safe where she was but by the Glory of God, She is safe and with her forever family at Mimi’s House!!

 http://waitingwithfaith.blogspot.com/2012/10/please-pray-for-this-little-girl.html