Never tell your neighbors
to wait until tomorrow
if you can help them now.
~Proverbs 3:28 (TEV)~
Week of Prayer for
Georgia Barnette State Missions Offering
Day 4- Jeff Hoffman
“God has called us to minister to the physical and spiritual needs of those around us. We are seeking to apply this revelation by keeping our eye on the poor and the lost souls we come in contact with daily,” reflects Jeff. “…and if you spend yourselves in behalf of the hungry and satisfy the needs of the oppressed, then your light will rise in the darkness, and your night will become like the noonday,” Isaiah 58:10. “God has called us to minister to the physical and spiritual needs of those around us. We are seeking to apply this revelation by keeping our eye on the poor and the lost souls we come in contact with daily,” reflects Jeff.
Jeff Hoffman is the pastor/church planter at Second Chance Church in Arcadia. This body of believers seeks to reach and disciple ex-offenders for Christ. “When released from jail, persons have a difficult time transitioning into society. We try to minister to them spiritually and help restore them as productive citizens in the community,” says Jeff.
“A man recently released from jail was touched by our ministry. We made a connection with Jim through our jail ministry when he accepted Jesus as His Savior. He was very faithful to our ministry while in jail. Since his release we have helped him with life skills, family relationships, and discipleship. We’re helping him find work in the service industry and a place to live,” states Jeff.
Please pray for the leaders as they seek to provide Jim spiritual support in the days following his release. Also, pray for his daily walk with the Lord. Pray for people to be born again and to establish an abiding relationship with Jesus Christ. Pray that those ministered to by Second Chance Church will reestablish healthy relationships with their families. Pray for Jeff and other ministry leaders as they commit to accountability for themselves and for the new believers.
In connection with the Georgia Barnette Offering FBC, Kentwood will have a prayerwalk Saturday morning at 7:30 A.M. Fell free to join us as we pray for our community and our state.
I hope you will be able to find time to read some of these articles. You’ll learn of damage to Louisiana churches and possible future plans for the people. You also read comments for people you may know such as Lonnie Wascom and J.P. Miles.
September 16, 2008
LOUISIANA–After Ike, churches ponder their future. http://www.bpnews.net/BPnews.asp?ID=28928
TEXAS–Ike’s toll continues to unfold. http://www.bpnews.net/BPnews.asp?ID=28929
GEORGIA–Hungry Georgians fed 14,000 meals by volunteers. http://www.bpnews.net/BPnews.asp?ID=28930
LOUISIANA–In Baton Rouge, recovery continues. http://www.bpnews.net/BPnews.asp?ID=28932
TEXAS–Houston Baptist Univ. damages: $8-10M & up. http://www.bpnews.net/BPnews.asp?ID=28931
OKLAHOMA–Ray Sanders resigns Oklahoma convention posts. http://www.bpnews.net/BPnews.asp?ID=28933
GEORGIA–FIRST-PERSON (Ken Weathersby): Who’s in your wallet? Laying a prayer foundation for evangelism. http://www.bpnews.net/BPnews.asp?ID=28934
Have a wonderful Wednesday!