Come Serve at SOS Saturday!

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Hey TD, it’s time for another edition of Serve Our Society Saturday!  This Saturday, we will once again visit our friends at the So. Pasadena Care Center.  Our visits mean so much to them that we cannot NOT go!  They really look forward to our visits.

Meet at the Hsiehs’ at 9:30 a.m.  and get picked up by noon. There will be no lunch this week due to a meeting.

Make the time to do what’s good and right, TD, and you know God will bless you as you do!

“‘They that honor Me, will I honor,” says the Lord …” 1 Sam. 2:30

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Vlog #3/Video/Pics – TD’ers Bringing Hope to the Orphaned Overseas

Hey TD!

After quite an amazing first week of summer camp for orphaned children in the Big Country with special needs, three of our TD’ers have returned to us – Josh, Melody T., and Elissa – impacted and changed. They also got to visit one of Show Hope’s care centers (one of the ones we raised money for with V4V!).  Here are a couple of pics from the care center:

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Megan, Calvin, and Brianna still remain there, serving a second week; this time with more “typical” (no or less special needs) orphaned children.  It’s still been pretty challenging (as you can hear from the vlog), but also very rewarding:

Things have still been really good. The kids are having a really good time. Honestly, I’ve been encouraged by the kids this week. I didn’t have to take a caretaker’s role this week, but instead one of a friend. We’ve done so many things together: Basketball, football, soccer, ultimate frisbee, joking, a skit, cards, Chinese chess. They’re honestly like younger brothers. I’ve gotten to talk about faith with them a little and am hoping to encourage them in their walks with Him. They are probably believers along with most people in their orphanage. They actually did a prayer night two days ago and some shared testimonies. Anyways, apart from that, I’ve just been humbled more …” Calvin

Please keep them in your prayers as they finish off their weeks and return soon!

TD Sat. – Come to SOS SUPER Saturday!

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Hey TD!

We will not only have SOS Saturday this weekend, but we’re having an SOS SUPER Saturday!  What’s a SUPER Saturday?  It’s a double-header, two opportunities to keep cultivating the all-important Downward component of our Christian lives!

Care Center Ministry – 10 a.m. – noon.  Meet at my home at 9:30 a.m.

Come minister to the elderly at the So. Pasadena Care Center.  They are gaining lots of momentum ever since they got re-certified and converted back to making the elderly their primary focus of care.  TD has been ministering here since 1989.  Our last two visits were very special.

These are folks who have been largely forgotten and who need to be valued and reminded that they are still loved by God and still have much worth.

“You shall rise up before the grayheaded and honor the aged, and you shall revere your God; I am the LORD.” Leviticus 19:32

Orphanage Ministry – 1 p.m. – 2:45 p.m.  Meet at my home at 12:30 p.m.

On the other spectrum are children who also have no one to really call their own.  They don’t have parents!  What would you do if you grew up without parents?

These are darling kids who face a very uncertain future and need to know they are valued.  God has a heart for them, part of which they can experience by being with us.

“Religion that is pure and undefiled before God, the Father, is this: to visit orphans and widows in their affliction, and to keep oneself unstained from the world.” James 1:27

 

True Downward service is so crucial and essential to a true Christian life, so please take advantage of the opportunities to fulfill His calling for us through our SOS Saturdays.
Let your small group leaders know if you can make either ministry or both this Saturday! – Arthur

 

 

TD Sat. – A Chance to Taste “Wonderful!”

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“How was it?” I asked

“It was WONDERFUL!” Sandra replied.

Sandra and Angela had just returned home from visiting the Care Center yesterday energized and enthused. They wanted to go back today.

If you need a little “Wonderful!” in your life right about now, I invite you to come over to my home at 9:30 a.m. as we go visit the elderly at the Care Center.  It will be a blessed time for them and for us.  Ask you small group leader if you have any questions.

See you tomorrow! – Arthur

TD Sat. – SOS Saturday!

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Hey TD!

Happy Day After Thanksgiving!  Hope you had a great time with your families and paused long enough in your days and in your minds to consider how God your Father has personally and specifically loved you this year.  As the Ultimate Giver, there’s no way for you to repay Him, of course; but you can do something for Him, and that’s to remember Him and His love for you, and to spend time savoring it in gratitude.  If you didn’t have a chance to, you still have time today! AND, you can send that blessing on to others in His Name!
Tomorrow is SOS Saturday, where we have a chance to serve our society in Jesus’ Name by ministering to the elderly.  We will be going to the So. Pas Care Center tomorrow.  Meet at my house at 9:30 a.m. and we’ll walk over there together for a great time of doing what’s right and good.  We’ll return by noon.
If you can stay longer, we’ll grab lunch together and maybe play some games.  If not, you can get picked up at noon.
As we continue our REBUILD, both personally and in TD, being active in serving others in integral to the success of our REBUILD.
Let one of your small group leaders know if you can make it!

 

Join SOS Saturday!/No TD Fri.

Hey TD!

For our first Serve Our Society (SOS) Saturday of the year, we will be visiting the newly re-opened South Pasadena Care Center (904 Mission St., 91030) to minister to the elderly residents there. from 10 a.m. – 11:45 a.m. Meet at the Care Center at 10 a.m. and expect to return by 12:15 p.m., or around 1:30 p.m. if you plan to have lunch with the group.  This does count towards your high school service hours requirement!

We will be adding more SOS opportunities in the months to come, so stay tuned!