Big Fred's Bytes - August 2018
As Jesus spoke with the eleven disciples a couple days after being crucified, He gave them one of the most valuable and important instructions of our faith:
Matthew 28: 16 Now the eleven disciples went to Galilee, to the mountain to which Jesus had directed them. 17 And when they saw him they worshiped him, but some doubted. 18 And Jesus came and said to them, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. 19 Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in[b] the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, 20 teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you. And behold, I am with you always, to the end of the age.”
So that is behind why your church, Harvest, is a very mission-minded church. It started with that moment when Christ instructed the eleven remaining disciples to … spread the word .. So, we do! We go, we send, and in many other ways seek to fulfill Christ’s instruct of the Great Commission.
But that is challenging to some to think about going to India, China, or Africa ... Wait a minute, what if we could bring people from those areas to Kittanning, to Petroleum Valley, to Indiana, or Freeport. Well we do! International College Students come to Pittsburgh every year to attend some of our great universities. PRISM –- (not prison –- be careful with that) PRISM connects that incoming students with Americans to be friends with and share much about the American way of life (got any ideas yet)?
Every year, we bring several of those students to Kittanning to interact with our church family and learn more about American lifestyle. Well, there is just a little more information on that and we are having a special get together this Sunday, August 5th at 1:00 p.m. at the Kittanning Campus to share the info with you. Just come and hear a little more and see if you might want to give it a try. We will tell you how you can take that step with very little effort, enjoy the students and attend a fun filled picnic while you serve to fulfill Matthew 28 … in your back yard. Join us for a few minutes to see how you might join us … not to mention the picnic along the river that weekend that we have.
I have lots more to share but that comes next week:
… the garage giveaway,
… TLOT and helping an orphanage in Mexico,
… a Mexican Dinner you’ll never forget in Kittanning,
… The Great Dayton Fair with Harvest and some other band ????
Moms 4 Moms, North Washington Rodeo, the Riverfront Park Service with Baptism, but that is next week, just come learn more about what we do with these International Students this Sunday at 1:00 p.m. for now. Everyone is invited!!!