Good News Bears

06Sep07
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Good News Bears

September 4, 2007

Calendar

  • Creative Sign Dance, Wednesday, September 5, 7:00pm, Ministry Center

  • Mid-week Worship, Wednesday, September 5, 7:00pm, Ministry Center

  • Praise Team Rehearsal, Wednesday, September 5, 7:00pm, Ministry Center

  • Men’s, Saturday, September 8, 6:30am, Ministry Center.

  • Karate Ministry, Saturday, September 8, 9:00am, Momilani Community Center

  • Sanctuary Set-up, Sunday, September 9, 6:30 am, PCHS Cafeteria

  • Softball, Sunday, Sunday, September 9, Kapiolani Park, 2:00pm

  • Men’s Bible Study, Thursday, September 20, 7:00pm, Ministry Center

  • Women’s Bible Study, Thursday, September 27, 7:00pm, Ministry Center.

  • Men’s Eastside Ministry, Thursday, September 27, 7:00pm, Fred Higa’s

Encouragement. Ezekiel 12:6 “… for I have made you a sign for the house of Israel.”

God told Ezekiel to “act out” some things to show the Israelites the consequences of their disobedience. Although the story is not uplifting, the verses where God gives Ezekiel instructions was a reminder that I must be obedient and I must be an example for others to follow. We’ve heard it taught before, “you may be the only Jesus your non-Christian co-worker may see.”

We have a responsibility to be a reflection of Jesus. Stories like this make me stop and ask if I’m living up to my responsibilities.

How about you? Are you hearing God’s corrections along with His encouragement?

What’s Going On?

BINGOWorship with us on Wednesday evenings. It’s a time to be refilled! It’s also lots of fun to be with ohana.

Softball, Good News Bears. Click on the link below to experience the fun at the games. http://www.youtube.com/v/zxCZFXx9qIc

The last game was special. Our opponent was New Hope Diamond Head. The game was special because of Lucas who has Down’s syndrome. This was a first for me, to see a person with Down’s playing in an organized athletic event. Lucas’ first at bat was a floater to second base. Out of instinct, our second base player caught the ball. Although Lucas was out, he didn’t know it and stayed at first until their half of the inning was over.

Lucas’ second at bat was a slow dribble to Tiny, our pitcher. Tiny got to the ball but allowed Lucas to get to first base. The next two batters were big hitters who eventually drove Lucas home.

It was fun and very touching to see the players of both teams encouraging Lucas as he ran the bases. But the best was when Lucas began running towards first base rather than home plate. Since Lucas was running towards Tiny, Tiny showed him the way to home plate. That was a great sequence and we thank Cheryl for taping it.

We lost the game by a run, but as Tiny said when the game was over, winning isn’t everything. Another great experience and so gratifying to see Christ-like people on both teams!

This Sunday, 2:00pm at Kapiolani Park, come cheer the team and see some exciting God stuff.

Multi-media. Would you like to learn how to run the video camera, power point, or even video editing? If you do, see me please. I especially want help with the camera on Sundays.

Common Grace

Last Friday was my first day / hour with Gabriel, a second grader at Lehua Elementary. Since our grandson Justyn returned to Missouri the kid stuff has been missing in our lives. God seeing that gave me Gabriel. It’s win-win because G (his nickname), enjoys the attention too. What a joy it was to be with a child who is kind and thoughtful. And he loves to talk, something I don’t do with younger kids.

If you want to make a difference and have fun doing it, see Lorraine Lee, our CG Coordinator, to sign up.

     
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