Monday, October 18, 2010

Blessed to be a Blessing

Question: How does a blog, a mosquito net, a small group Bible study, a malariologist, a gift card for a local family that is struggling to make ends meet, and a Christmas gift all fit together?
Answer: Only God can bring all these things together for a significant purpose. And that is the point. God wants to do something with all of this. Here at Ascension, He wants to get a movement going. Mainly, I suppose, He wants as many people as possible to step back and reflect on the blessings that He gives to us so that we can, in gratitude, be a blessing to others who are in need. And, in the midst of doing this together, we become a part of a movement that will go beyond what any of us could do on our own. So, would you join us this Thanksgiving season? Would you:

- become a part of this blog that will be updated 2-3 times a week through the end of November? Will you read the blog and respond occasionally with your questions or thoughts?

- get involved in a small group study called “Giving Thanks”? Find some friends and go through it together. You can download it by clicking this: Giving Thanks or going to Ascension’s website (

- consider participating, as we reflect on our own gratitude and determine our response, in Ascension's alternative gifts fair called Gifts of Hope on November 13-14 and 20-21 in Founder's Hall?

The goal of all of this is growth. We want to grow in faith, grow together as a community, and grow in our ability to bless others out of our own blessings.

Still don’t understand completely? I don’t expect so… but there is more to come.

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