Dear River Stone Family,

I hope that you have had a refreshing Spring Break!

We will be meeting together for our weekly Worship Gathering this Sunday at 10:30am at Travis Elementary.  This Sunday is special to me because our good friends Norman and Grace Barnes will be with us.  Norman will be preaching, and it is always a tremendous blessing to have him speak to our congregation.  Over the years, the Lord has used Norman’s teaching in powerful ways to impact our church, and we believe this Sunday will be no exception.

Norman and Grace started Oasis church in East London and pastored there for 30 years.  Along the way, they stumbled into a call to international missions.  After several trips to Ghana in West Africa, Links International was born.  Links is currently working in over 65 countries changing lives and transforming communities through strategic partnerships by the power of the Gospel.  Norman is now retired from Links International, but he still serves on the board of Links USA and travels around the UK and the world as a powerful influencer/educator/mentor in missions and church leadership.

Norman and Grace have been coming to River Stone since 2005, and they are like family.  They pay their own fares to come and minister as they trust God to cover their expenses.  One of the ways they offset travel expenses is through the sale of their book, “Destiny Calls.”  We will have books available on Sunday for $10, and you will be blessed to read it if you haven’t already.  You can read more about the book here:


Please join me in praying for our time together Sunday morning.  We will take a break from our 1 John series for a week, and I believe it’s going to be a great time of worship together.

Please let me know if there’s any way I can be praying for you specifically.  I look forward to seeing you soon.

Much Love,