Valley Mission Church of the Nazarene
110 Hillcrest Way, (in Judah) Bedford, Indiana 47421
October 27, 2020
Hello Valley Mission!
We have been faithfully praying that all of you are well during this time. We have been checking up on many of our people via phone and text. If you are under the weather for any reason and would like us to check on you please let us know. P. John 812-797-9819 or P. Melony 812-797-9816. As many of you know we have had some with surgeries, some with Covid 19, and some not feeling well with other sickness. We find ourselves in a bit of a battle these days!
What do you do in the midst of a battle? I grew up the youngest of five and in a neighborhood of 15 boys. Usually the ‘battles’ included some sort of physical scuffle to find out who was the toughest. As believers that’s not how things work…at least it shouldn’t be. The Scripture reminds us in Ephesians 6:12 that: ‘For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms.’
So how do you fight against an enemy you cant see? We cant see a virus, just like we cant see battles in the spiritual realm. We cant always see the unexpected shifts in our job situation, home life, or national scene. So, how do we fight the enemies we cant see?
Here are some answers that can be very effective as Valley Mission moves forward, especially in these next few weeks:
1. Don’t waste time on Gossip! Instead spend your energy in PRAYER!
2. Give when times are tough!
3. Serve Somebody!
4. Be Present!
Finally, we want to say we appreciate all of you. While Pastor Appreciation got a bit derailed, we have been thinking of how much we appreciate you. It is with a heart of care and concern we try to make the decisions that we feel God is leading us to at this time. Be strong in the faith, don’t forsake each other or the church. We may be in the wilderness but God always has a promise land waiting!
Grace and Peace,
Pastor John and Pastor Melony