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  • Summer of 2016

    Dear Friends,

    As I write this note, we are daily reminded that we live in a troubled world. There is strife, unrest, conflict, and violence all around us. Yet, we have HOPE in God! He ultimately has a good plan for us and we can rest in that fact. If we call upon Him, and humble ourselves and pray, he will forgive our sins and heal our land. May believers everywhere call out to the Lord and ask him for mercy and grace!

    During our most recent trip to Gallup, I was mowing weeds in the cracks of the sidewalk on our last day in town. There in front of me was an empty bottle of cheap vodka. It was a symbolic reminder of the real struggle Pastor Chris Davis faces as she compassionately ministers to the people around her church. That empty bottle represents the futility, emptiness, oppression, and hopelessness for so many living in that area. BUT, there is forgiveness, redemption, and new beginnings in Jesus Christ! Pastor Chris shares that message each day as she serves in His name. We went along with her, passing out sandwiches and drinks one day on the streets of Gallup. We prayed with some and tried to give an encouraging word and a smile as we, literally, touched almost 100 people! Each day, people came to Gallup First Church of the Nazarene because they know Pastor Chris is there to help them. We were blessed to have special appointments with people each day to speak God's love and encouragement into their lives!  In the past 13 months, we have been able to come alongside Pastor Chris and Gallup Church to encourage and support this important ministry in significant ways. All glory to God as he has opened many doors and worked through the generosity of people to make this happen! 

    "In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world."  John 16:33

    Paul McGrady, Director