Come Before Winter Outreach Ministry
Come Before Winter is an outreach to women through the International Ministry led by Marianna Long. This ministry has ministered to over 1,000 women since its beginning. Mariana has been involved since 2002 and has participated in 23 of the 26 renewals. Broadway church of Christ has provided support for this ministry for a number of years.
In 2014, renewals were held in Peru and Austria for a total of 58 participants. In 2015 renewals are scheduled in Costa Rica and the Philippines. One of the many benefits mentioned by the participants is that this ministry has been effective in extending the period missionaries remain productive in the foreign field. The goal of the ministry is to “arrive before winter” – equipping, honoring, and uniting women in missions.
Laredo Church of Christ
Mike and Hope Zuniga have worked with the Laredo Church of Church for the last several years. We became associated with this couple when their son Sam received treatment through UTMB. The congregation is small but growing in number. Mike has full-time secular employment to help support the needs of the congregation. Recently, he was asked to write a pamphlet to assist immigrants from across the border. According to Mike, “I try to bring out several good experiences that happened to the people of God while in the desert. Also, I plan to include addresses of churches located in the north that are interested in ministering to immigrants.”
Mission Report from Reagen Davis
This report comes from Reagen as she is going to be part of a mission outreach to the Ukraine. Broadway is happy to announce that we have supported her in this endeavor.
Jeremiah’s Hope Camp – Kolentski, Ukraine
This is a camp for orphaned and abused children as well as refugees. Children come stay a week at camp and take part in getting loved on by many, fed meals, taught about the Lord and cared for by many.
I will be going June 11-12 with a small group from my previous church, North Davis Church of Christ. We will be there to love on kids (if there are some), if not – to show the refugees they are safe. Holding a vacation Bible school type set up for a couple of days to share the Word with them. We will be cooking, cleaning and any other needs they may have. There is a language barrier with most all who attend the camp. So we will have a translator to help us understand.
We will only physically be at the camp for a week, and the rest is set up and travel time. Andrew and his family, who are in charge of the camp, have graciously accepted people from North Davis to come help for the past 4 summers. Many of whom have gone back every time, or pursued longer mission trips back to serve. Due to events prior to the same trip my sophomore year, I was unable to attend and gave my ticket to someone else. Which is why after much prayer, help and support from many, I am beyond thrilled and excited to be able to travel there this summer and love on many kids and even adults who need it now in their life. It’s a greatly answered prayer and opportunity I’ve been blessed to take part in. Thank you for being a part of it.
NORTHSIDE CHURCH OF CHRIST
April 19, 2020
What an exhausting few weeks we have experienced here in San Angelo and the Concho Valley with this COVID-19. We have not met as an assemble church group precisely because of this pandemic that has overwhelmed the world! I am sure our numbers reported to you will reflect the end result of our work and ministry for this quarter. What’s more important is OUR FIDELITY to our Lord and Savoir?!
Our average attendance for the first quarter of the year was 33 per Sunday, we’re holding our own. Our two highest Sunday attendance were 59 and 47, very encouraging attendances. The first Sunday of February, 02/20 was highlighted by us honoring Jim and Sharon Murphy on their retirement from ministry and our first Sunday luncheon. We were happy for Jim and Sharon being acknowledged for fifty-two years in Ministry, with some twenty-three years with Northside. It was a great occasion for those of us present, love and great appreciation were expressed to Jim and Sharon.
On March 15, I had the opportunity to speak at Northside, I was encouraged by the positive comments from our church family.
As of March 22, we’ve had to cancel church services due to the pandemic at hand. However, that did not kept us from encouraging each other as we took to the Internet, phone and a weekly church newsletter. We are presently meeting in our home, Hope, Sam, Mary Holland (started visiting us a while back, she is with Good-fellow Air Force Base), and I, we have Communion and a Meal following with good Fellowship. This has given us some time to get to know Mary closer and Sam to participate with us which Hope and I are trilled. Northside is offering individual wafer and juice containers for us to partake of Communion. Small groups of ten or less meet on Sundays, like what we are doing. We’ll continue until further notice from our city authorities giving us the green light for us to reconvene as a church group.
Obviously, the Spring classes at SBI (Southwest Bible Institute) were suspended until further notice.
What, we are doing, Hope and I, in the mean time, is running errands for some of our shut-ins church members. We have a dear friend, Elsie Lara who is in the hospital with kidney failure, can not have any family member to see her, Hope calls her and made a floral arrangement which I took to the hospital and they (medical personnel) in turn delivered to Elsie’s room. Please, keep Elsie Lara in your prayers, please. We sure are using the phone a lot.
We acknowledge your prayers, support and encouragement. Thank you for your kindness and love. With love and appreciation. Miguel & Hope Zuñiga, San Angelo, TX.