Mission San Marcos Update

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Mission San Marcos will kick off its 2014 Summer Day Camp on June 16th. Each week, the Mission San Marcos summer staff will be at San Marcos Regency from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM. The youth in the neighborhood will have opportunities to engage in summer camp activities such as games, arts and crafts, and learning about the Bible. These activities will help youth learn to work as a team, gain leadership skills, engage in physical activity, and develop their identities in Christ.
While a couple hours of games and activities may not seem like much, a study conducted by the American Camp Association (2005) has shown that such experiences can contribute to:

· Confidence and self-esteem

· Social skills and making friends

· Independence and leadership qualities

· Willingness to try and adventurousness

· Spiritual growth

These qualities are important for the health and wellbeing of us all, but are especially vital for the children in our community! While many kids in other places get these opportunities, many of our less fortunate neighbors do not, so we are bringing this opportunity to Regency free of charge for all kids. Plus, through partnership with the school district, lunch will be delivered for each camper to close out each day. This summer could be an opportunity for YOU to help impact the lives of these children and their families in San Marcos. If you would like to be a part of these efforts, please prayerfully consider supporting us financially and giving online at https://linksusa.cloverdonations.com/msm

Mission San Marcos is also looking for volunteers to engage in supportive, meaningful relationships with the youth and their families. We will work around your schedule to ensure you have the chance to contribute to this cause. If you are interested in volunteering, please contact Emily Barber at ew1170@txstate.edu.

We would love it if you could pray for us this summer! Please pray that the Lord will provide children and families to serve and that he will be equipping staff and volunteers to serve them in the most meaningful ways possible. Additionally, be praying for the financial provision we need to make it all happen!

CRU Summer Projects

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On Sunday we heard from River Stone folks who are going to spend at least a part of their summer doing Summer Projects with CRU.  The links below will take you to their fundraising pages where you can give directly to them individually.

Tyler Luker (Senegal)
give.cru.org/0692424

Trey Schmitt (Greece)
give.cru.org/5662698

Colin Hamilton (Greece)
give.cru.org/0804130

Mare Floto (Greece)
give.cru.org/0794009

Breanna Chive (California)
give.cru.org/0806123

Sam Williams (Greece)
give.cru.org/0793163

Cody Wilson (Lebanon)
give.cru.org/0822266

Marissa Pena (Greece)
give.cru.org/0728048

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Sunday Recap (3.2.14)

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Songs:

  • God Undefeatable (Austin Stone)
  • You Are Worthy of Your Glory (Austin Stone)
  • Holy Spirit (Jesus Culture)
  • With Everything (Hillsong)
  • Forever Reign (Hillsong)
  • Solid Rock (Austin Stone)

Sermon:
Proverbs: Truth & Lies

Missions:

  • Spring Break Mission Trip to Haiti
  • CRU summer projects to Senegal, Greece, and California
  • Conflict in Ukraine

Announcements:

photo courtesy of Andy Heatwole (http://www.bluehourphoto.com)

photo courtesy of Andy Heatwole (http://www.bluehourphoto.com)

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January Mission Munchkins

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The next Mission Minded Munchkins Parent’s Night Out is coming up next week!  Our friends at Hill Country Church have invited our church family to participate.  It is first come, first serve, so make your reservation as soon as you can.  The proceeds from this event support the Foster’s work in Nicaragua.

More information is below on the flyer. Click to download, and let us know if you have any questions.

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Mission Munchkins

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“Teaching our next generation their purpose in Missions

while blessing parents with some time to re-charge.”

Our friends at Hill Country Church have invited our church family to join with them on a really great opportunity.  Once a month, they put on a Parent’s Night Out that provides Mom and Dad with some alone time, while teaching kids about Missions.  To make it even better, the proceeds from the Parent’s Night Out benefit the Foster family (missionaries to Nicaragua).  This is limited to the first 50 kids that sign-up, so you don’t want to wait to the last minute.  Also, volunteering to work at the Night Out is another way you can help raise money for missions. More info is below for anyone who wants to participate or volunteer.

More Info:
Friday, December 13th from 6:30-10:30pm.
Cost is $15 for the 1st child, $5 for additional children, $25 max.
Dinner & a light snack will be served.
Register early to reserve your spot.

Contact to Reserve Your Spot:
Tanya Jeter
mission.munchkins@yahoo.com
Hill CountryChurch Office, 512-353-5322
http://hillcountrychurch.net/mission-munchkins (date says Sept, but is for Dec)

Foster’s November Newsletter

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Our friends, The Fosters, are serving in Nicaragua.  Their ministry “One Journey for Him” is one of our For the World Partners.  You can learn more about the latest happenings on the ground in Nicaragua from their Newsletter.  Please be praying for them as they are on the front lines of ministering to vulnerable people. Here is their newsletter (click to open PDF):

November newsletter 2013

Simon from Rwanda!

SimonThis Sunday we have the very special treat of having Simon Dufitumukiza speaking to our church family.  Simon works for True Vineyard Ministries in Rwanda where he is the Country Director of the ministry.  I visited the work in Rwanda last year, and it was amazing.  I was so impressed with Simon and his leadership.  He manages the production of yarn as well as cares for the spiritual needs of the widows and families that TVM works with.  He is full of joy, and I’m so excited that it worked out for him to join us at River Stone.  This will be a very special experience for our church family.  Other members of the True Vineyard team will be with us as well.  It is so good to be able to see and hear first hand how our For the World partners are bringing the Kingdom of God to vulnerable places.  I hope you can make it out to meet Simon. Have a  great weekend!

Blessings…
Jason Bollinger