Friday Email

 

 

Friday Email

by Kent Copley, Executive Pastor & Missions

July 21, 2017

 

Friday Email—7/21/17 

Hello church family,

Staci, Tori, Britni and I want to thank you for your love and support as we go through this transition to a new ministry opportunity in California.  Your words of encouragement and prayers have been a huge source of spiritual nourishment to the Copley family.  Thank you.  Next week Staci and Britni move to California.  Tori will remain in Moses Lake up until the time she goes to Eastern Washington University in September.  And I will remain in Moses Lake until the end of August to help Pastor Dave Dechape transition to MLAC.  In mid to late September I will start pastoring at Parkside Chapel in Visalia, CA.  We sure would appreciate your continued prayers as our family continues on the path of His will for each of us. 

One of the things I love about Moses Lake Alliance Church is we have a heart for missions.  We are a very giving people toward the Great Commission Fund (GCF), to our mission partners and to our various MLAC short-term trips.  In addition, over the years MLAC has sent numerous teams around the globe and this summer is no exception.  Last Sunday’s services were special in that we commissioned so many people for missional work.  That morning I was praising God for His hand and His work in people’s lives.  God is awesome. 

  • Pastor Tyler took several middle school youth to Yakima for a three-day mission trip.  The youth were well behaved (parents…believe it or not), served others in the community (parents…just so you know, they can weed and paint) and had a great time.  Thank you for praying. 
  • This morning our high school youth took off for their mission trip to the Middle East.  They will be gone seventeen days (July 21-August 6).  Please be in prayer daily for their travels and ministry. 
  • The adult Burkina Faso team is just two weeks (August 4-18) from their trip.  They’ve appreciated your prayers through their preparations.  This team is nearly fully funded.  If the Lord places it on your heart, you are invited to give to the team by writing on the offering envelope “Burkina Faso Missions Team.” 
  • And we can’t forget our Envision workers, Matt Jones in Chicago and Logan Osborne soon to be in Taiwan.  Please think of them often with your prayers. 
  • You may know that Judy McCracken has a faithful team with whom she weekly prays for our various missions partners. Intercessory prayer is a lifeline to our missionaries.  Judy would love you to join them.

Let’s live the call by loving God, loving others and making disciples. 

Pastor Kent Copley