Today we are engaging in the most intense period of outreach The River Church encounters all year long. This weekend we have the potential to impact hundreds of souls for Jesus as people come from all over the Yakima valley to Moxee Hop Festival. We will be here on Friday and Saturday, sharing the good news of Jesus through service and generosity. Several of our people will be helping supervise the children’s area of the festival, while the rest support our booth, making balloon animals and signing children up for our summer children’s program.
Speaking of summer children’s program, our biggest children’s event of the year begins Monday, August 10. Our theme this year is “The Great Campout: Learning to Follow Jesus.” For four nights we will share the good news of Jesus through songs, crafts, snacks, games, and story. Children will hear how Jesus is our Leader, our Light, and our Living Water. They will also learn how the Bible is God’s Word and is our guide to knowing Jesus and God’s design for their lives. At the end of the week we will host a “Party in the Park.” Last year we had 70 children at our summer children’s program and more than 300 came to our week-end party. We are praying for 100 children and more than 500 at our party this year!
Here are some specific ways you can pray for us right now!
- Pray that God will be glorified as we serve, love, and share with our community.
- Pray that we will have wisdom and insight as we finalize preparation for “The Great Campout.”
- Pray that the transportation for the Moxee Hop Festival parade and “Party in the Park” will be adequate.
- Pray that dozens of children and families will hear and respond to the good news of Jesus.
- Pray that the name of Jesus will be honored in our community over the next week and beyond.
- Pray that we will have the finances necessary to generously serve our community this week. Our estimated budget is around $4,000.
In addition, please continue to pray for these needs of The River Church.
- Pray that God will raise up a music leader for us.
- Pray that God will send faithful workers to join us in the ministry.
- Pray that God will raise up men for leadership in the church.
- Pray that God will give each of us boldness in proclaiming the good news of Jesus and making disciples who make disciples!