My favorite part of teaching with TLI is watching the students interact with the Bible, and wrestle together over what they are seeing.
After they worked together in groups, one student shared about what he had been learning.
“I never really saw that salvation is all a work of God’s grace. I guess I’ve still always thought that we sort of earn it in some way. But now I know that before God all of us are equal, and it is completely by the work of the gospel that we are His children. This makes me want to share the gospel even more.”
We have a few less students at this training, than at the last one I attended (probably 50, rather than 60). That may seem sad, but actually some of that decrease is really a good thing.
One of our former students, who also served us as a translator, is not here because she is now serving in missions in Jordan.
Another - a young man who was hoping to do ministry in China - is now doing his degree in India and working on language, in preparation to go to China.
And I should also mention Demeke, who is here this week .. but that’s not because he hasn’t been running ahead in God’s calling. He’s back for a short stay, but currently serving as a church planter in Zambia.
The Lord is calling leaders from Ethiopia to serve Him around the world.
His gracious work continues here in this land, and extends well beyond.
He is at work in every nation, among every people, drawing men to Himself and calling out a transformed people for the glory of His great name.
Thank you for praying, and for helping to make this work happen.
MCC Elders and Connectors are hosting a Starting Point Lunch this Sunday, January 12 after second service in the Fellowship Hall. The luncheon is a great way to learn more about MCC, ask questions and meet new people! No RSVP needed. Contact Sarah with questions.
It’s time for The CareNet Baby Bottle drive! Please take a bottle off the table in the foyer, fill it with your spare change or cash, and return it to the table by January 19! Contact Joann Tallant with any questions.
The MCC Missions Team is hosting "Missions in Focus" Tuesday, January 21 and Wednesday, January 22 at MCC! It is a family-friendly, interactive event celebrating what God is doing locally and internationally! Enjoy a cultural meal, hear speakers active in local and foreign missions, and participate in activities for a chance to win prizes. Each night will be unique, educational and fun! Contact Emily Gray to RSVP or get involved!
The Women’s Community Bible Study resumes Tuesday, January 14 at 6:30pm AND Wednesday, January 15 at 9:15am with Max Lucado’s “Unshakable Hope” study. Childcare is available for the Wednesday morning study only. Contact Pam Cravens for Wednesday mornings or Sharon Albonico for Tuesday evenings.
Praying with others in community is rich! Join us any weekday morning for prayer at 6:00am in the Fellowship Hall. Contact Scott Walker for more info.
We are updating the church directory and will be taking new directory photos January 19 and 26 in the Fellowship Hall! Please make sure to update your contact information and your photo if A) we don’t have it in the current directory or B) you look different than you did 3 years ago! Either way, we’d like a new photo and updated contact for you so please stop by and update your info!
Looking for some Biblical financial tools for 2020? Come join us for the Living Debt Free Workshop on February 1 from 9:00am – 3:00pm in the Fellowship Hall! Practical topics including what the Bible says about money, how to set up a spending plan, saving, debt payoff, and more! Lunch and child care provided! Sign up in the foyer or call Elisa Trullinger.