Monday, June 1, 2015

May Gathering


We had a wonderful time at our May Church Plant Gathering! We celebrated our students from the past semester by honoring them with a graduation ceremony. Our theme for the evening was wisdom and Proverbs 1:7. We were blessed to have people from Bangladesh, Pakistan, Columbia, China, Nepal, and Tibet join us for the evening. We had great table discussions on where one gets wisdom. We were able to share that we get wisdom from reading God's Word and through a relationship with Jesus. Please continue to pray for seeds of the gospel that were planted that night.

WMU and Ministry to South Asian Women


The month of May flew right past us and we didn’t really even know it had come and gone!  We had two awesome groups come and serve with us, one of them being a group of six young women on a National WMU mission trip. This group had a special place in Erin’s heart because of her history working for Alabama WMU. She had a wonderful time showing this young women around Jackson Heights, serving with them at the church plant gathering, and teaching class with them. Her favorite thing however, was a South Asian women’s event the WMU ladies sponsored along with our South Asian Center. Between our South Asian friends, their children, and our helpers, our very small South Asian Center had over 40 people stuffed in every nook and cranny of the rooms. The women had an absolute blast as we taught them about rest and relaxation and did so by making 2 fun crafts -- their own coasters they can use to relax with a cup of tea, and lavender scented bath salts! These precious women could not believe that the crafts were free for them to take home. Some of them even tried to give them back to us after they finished making them but we said, “no, these are for you just because we love you!” Thank you National WMU women for making these ladies feel loved and special!!