Send Relief Helping Morocco, Church Planting in Cleveland & Staying Fresh
Gospel worker in Morocco say there are many remote villages that have yet to receive aid. NAMB church planter Richard Duncan says Cleveland “ranks as the poorest large city in America, and nearly half of the city’s children live in poverty.” And, Mark Dance with Guidestone says there are a couple of things you can do to try to stay fresh.
Gospel worker in Morocco say there are many remote villages that have yet to receive aid. In some of these villages, there isn’t running water, an abundance of electricity, or any sort of store. There is one road in and one road out. It is unknown the death toll, the damage, and the needs. Dirt roads are blocked by fallen rocks or are washed out completely by landslides. They say It isn’t hard to imagine that Moroccans in these villages feel forgotten, helpless, and hopeless.
They ask believers to pray that the Lord will enable the roads to be cleared so that aid can make it through. Ask that He will comfort those who are stranded and that they will seek Him.
Go to SendRelief.org. to learn how you can help.
NAMB church planter Richard Duncan says Cleveland “ranks as the poorest large city in America, and nearly half of the city’s children live in poverty.”
Other surveys point to the high crime rate in Cleveland, ranking it in the top 15 of the most dangerous cities in the U.S. It is said that 99% of American cities are safer than Cleveland. But that’s where Duncan says God has called his family to plant a church.
More than 1.5 million people live in metro Cleveland, where less than 25% of the population claim to be Christian.
Duncan and other church planters working in the Forest City ask believers to pray for them as they share the good news and make disciples.
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Mark Dance with Guidestone says there are a couple of things you can do to try to stay fresh.
Protect most nights & weekends I cannot fully connect with my family until I have disconnected from my ministry. Neither can you. The health of your family and your ministry is connected to your own health, and evenings are a great time to recharge. Nobody in ministry can protect every weekend, but you can and should say no more often to church members if you find yourself consistently skipping sabbath.
Protect your bedtime
The American Medical Association, the National Institutes of Health, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention all say we typically need about eight hours of sleep to feel and function normally while awake. In my experience, I do better work and I am in a better mood when I am fully rested. If you think God hardwired you to be the exception because you only need four to five hours of sleep, your delusion is proof you are wrong.
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