NEWSLETTER - BETTER TOGETHER, Sept 21st, 2020


Let Jesus Share Your Heavy Load

On Sunday the preaching team from Seaton began a new series titled, “When God Breaks Through”. Pastor Sam gave a wonderful sermon titled, “Who God Is.” One of his texts was Matthew 11:28-30.

“Come to me, all who labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me; for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.”

A yoke is a wooden crosspiece that connects two animals, so they can pull a load together. The yoke cuts the load in half because each animal is pulling part of the load.

When Jesus says to take His yoke upon you, He’s not saying He’s going to give us his problems. Jesus doesn’t have any problems! Instead, He’s going to share our load. He’s going to take our problems on himself and bear them with us.

Jesus uses three verbs in this verse: come, take and learn. Jesus says, “Come to me. In other words, team up with me. Then, take on a lighter load. Learn how I do it. This is going to reduce our stress. This is going to make it easier for us to navigate through life.”

What burdens are you carrying on your own? What’s weighing you down? You don’t have to do it alone. You can take that load to Jesus. And, now that some of the Covid restrictions have been released a little, you could share the load with a faithful Brother or Sister in Christ.

When we’re yoked with Christ, we move together with Him in the same direction and at the same speed, letting Him direct us as we go.

What can you give to Jesus to lighten your load? How can you learn from Him?


Thought for the week.

Sometime during the week, slip away to a nice quiet spot and read these words or sing them to yourself.

Before the world began, I was on His mind And every tear I’ve cried, Is precious in His sight. Because of His great love, He gave His only Son. Everything was done so I would come. Nothing I could do would make Him love me more. And nothing that I’ve done Would make Him close the door. Because of His great love, He gave His only Son. Everything was done so I would come. Come to the Father, though your gift is small. Broken hearts, broken lives, He can mend them all. Because of His great love, He gave His only Son. Everything was done so I would come.


Life Zoom Groups

Wednesday 2.00 pm This study group is on the theme of “God is Good, He’s better than you think”. – A series by Bill Johnson. Congratulations to the Wed night 7:30 group, for full attendance to complete the 8 sessions.


Please, continue to keep in contact with one another, Facebook Messenger is one way to do that, and Pray for each other.


Tithes, Offerings and Mission Donations.

Can be contributed via direct debit: Commonwealth Bank BSB 063 522 Account No. 10070479


Birthdays

26th Sept Elaine Ivory


Children’s Christmas Boxes - October

There still is a Samaritans Purse Christmas Box collection this year. The pick-up time will be in October so if you haven’t started on filling a box or two, now would be a great time to start. Please contact Phil, 0412 881 897 if you would like some boxes.


Missionary Offering for September

Dear friends of Destiny House, Our big family here at Destiny House is doing well. Our children are growing and developing in leaps and bounds. It was quite a challenge for them to adjust to schooling at home during the time that their schools were closed. We are doing our best to make sure they don’t fall behind with their schoolwork. At the moment they attend school for two days per week and do schoolwork at home for the remaining three days of the week.

The little ones who joined us this year are all settling in well. We are hoping that a few of them can be reunited with family or be placed in foster care or adoption soon. It is beautiful to see children become part of a family.

Destiny House has been in operation for 12 years this year and some of our children are entering their teenage years. Over time it has become clear that some of them will stay with us until they are 18 years old (our oldest child is 16 at the moment).

This means that we have a responsibility to start planning and dreaming ahead to make sure the children/young adults will still be able to fulfil their destiny, even if they can no longer stay with us because of their age. For some children, it will mean that we support them as they pursue higher education. For others it will mean helping them build a home and find a job.

STATISTICS

Since 2008 Destiny House has provided a home for 69 orphaned, abandoned and neglected children. 29 of the children were reunited with family (43%) 4 of the children were adopted (13%) 9 of the children were placed in foster care (6%)

FINANCIAL SUPPORT

The items we are currently fundraising for are as follows: School fees for our 8 school going children An industrial washing machine Therapeutic materials for our therapy room To be able to pay therapists (speech, OT and physio) to come and provide therapy at the house A new 7-seater vehicle to transport children

PRAYER POINTS

For the health of our children and staff and their families For peace to rule and reign in our hearts For the future of our children (possible family reunification, fostering or adoption) For protection and provision. For a solution to the educational needs of our special needs’ children. For spiritual, emotional and physical growth of our children.


I hope that through our newsletters you are able to identify more with the various missions. What a great work done by Destiny House, a work we can participate in by carrying them in our heart in prayer and by our giving.

From the Leadership Team

Sunday Gatherings

Join us this Sunday morning

Sunday Gatherings

Our primary gathering as a Christian community is on a Sunday morning at 10am. It is made up of people of all ages and from all walks of life who have come together to celebrate God.

We experience a combination of modern music, prayers, communion, interaction and testimony plus a positive, inspiring, biblically based message that inspire us to be more like Christ.

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Young People

Events for the youth of Morwell

Morwell Youth

YOUTH

Youth Group is the place to be for youth each Friday night. currently fortnightly. They get together and do fun activities, worship and learn more about God. Youth is for years 7-12 and runs during school terms. If you are interested in attending, then come along and check it out.

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MOPS

Mothers of Preschoolers

MOPS - Mothers of Preschoolers

On a Monday morning, every fortnight, mums with pre-school children get the opportunity to meet together and share with each other on how to become "great mums".

If you’re a mum with children under school age, this is the group for you.

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