Today is Ascension Day, the day on which our Lord Jesus returned to his Father with a promise of sending us a Comforter just like him. This is how Luke remembers that moment: “50 Then Jesus led them out of the city as far as Bethany, where he raised his hands and blessed them. 51 As he was blessing them, he departed from them and was taken up into heaven. 52 They worshiped him and went back into Jerusalem, filled with great joy, 53 and spent all their time in the Temple giving thanks to God.” (Luke 24:50-53). May this day be filled with the knowledge of His presence and the promise that He will come again.
Online survey to check in on how you are doing
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(Please note the assessment will only be available after 3pm on May 21st and will be available until the end of June)
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Please continue to pray for our ministry leaders. This a very diificult time to minister and we all need your daily prayers.
Gifts and tithes
Thank you again for your continued support. We had a few requests to give a little more information on how we are doing. Below is a comparison of the numbers for 2019 compared with the numbers for 2020.
So here is the rest of the Ascension story
4 On one occasion, while Jesus was eating with the disciples, he gave them this command: “Do not leave Jerusalem, but wait for the gift my Father promised, which you have heard me speak about. 5 For John baptized with water, but in a few days you will be baptized with the Holy Spirit.” 6 Then they gathered around him and asked him, “Lord, are you at this time going to restore the kingdom to Israel?” 7 He said to them: “It is not for you to know the times or dates the Father has set by his own authority. 8 But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you; and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.” 9 After he said this, he was taken up before their very eyes, and a cloud hid him from their sight. 10 They were looking intently up into the sky as he was going, when suddenly two men dressed in white stood beside them. 11 “Men of Galilee,” they said, “why do you stand here looking into the sky? This same Jesus, who has been taken from you into heaven, will come back in the same way you have seen him go into heaven.”