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A 180 Turn!
Several years ago, I made a decision that, at the time, I didn’t realize would change the rest of my life. I did not grow up going to church. The times I did go, when I was around the age of 5, my parents would just drop me off at the doors and then come back a few hours later to pick me up. My parents were supportive of me going to church, but they never wanted to go with me. I eventually stopped going to church because I got tired of going by myself and people asking me where my mom and dad were. As I matured, I drifted away from church more and more, and started getting into trouble. For years, I was doing so many things to fill a void in my heart that I didn't even know was there.
However, things started to turn around the day I put my two girls into a Christian daycare through a Nazarene church. At ages 5 and 10, they were learning Bible verses before and after school, which they would come home and recite to me. They would repeatedly ask me if we could go to church on Sundays, but they always heard the same answer: “No.”
After two months of asking the same question and hearing the same answer, my girls asked one last time, “Can we please go to church Sunday?”
I replied, “No, we are not going to church on Sunday, so stop asking!”
After a short pause, my then 10-year-old daughter said, “It’s not fair that we can’t go to church to learn about God just because you don’t want to.”
I stood in silence. My girls walked away, and I felt a huge knot forming in my stomach that made me feel so much guilt and shame. I remember thinking I was such a rotten parent. A few days later, I was sitting on my sofa in silence, thinking about my life. I felt such heavy conviction about so many things. At the time I really didn’t know how to pray, but I began to have a conversation with God. It mostly consisted of me just telling God that I knew He created me and that I was so sorry for everything I had done and asking for His forgiveness. I asked Him to please take away all addictions I had and mold me into the woman that He had created me to be.
I didn’t feel any different after my conversation with God. But the next morning, I remember waking up and seeing the sun shine on my bed. The brightness from the sun was brighter than I had ever seen it. I looked out my window, and the sky was bluer and more vibrant than I remembered. The grass and flowers were more radiant and colorful. I was scared and thought something was seriously wrong with me. I felt different. I called my sister-in-law in a panic, and she giggled and said that God had cleansed me from head to toe!
God knew my heart and knew I was ready for a change.
God did a 180 on my life—a complete change. I began taking my kids to church every Sunday where I started to develop a heart for serving. After five months of going to church, I felt like I was being pulled into the ministry as a pastor. I fought with God because I didn’t know why He would be calling me, someone who didn’t grow up in the church, over others who have gone to church their entire lives. I continued to fight with God and ignore His calling.
A guest pastor preached one Sunday morning, and in the middle of her sermon, she stopped preaching and said: “There is someone in this room right now that God has been calling into the ministry, and He is telling you to stop running and just say yes.” After church, I walked up to the guest pastor and told her that the person she was talking about was me. She said that she had already known. From that point on, I obeyed God and pursued ministry. It was the best decision I have ever made. Thanks be to God!
Amy Byerley is the senior pastor of Bridge Fellowship Church of the Nazarene in Brooksville, Florida, USA.
Opportunities to Give and Serve
Mother's Of Preschoolers will be starting again September 7th! We need people to cuddle babies while parents receive Godly guidance and support just once or twice per month.
We also need cookies. Write "Mops" on your cookie package and place in the church freezer. NO NUTS please.
Contact - Bonnie Strunk (480) 296-1831
Donations of clothes for infant to adult are currently being accepted.
Thank you so much, for your continued generosity of both time and resources.
Your gifts make a difference!
Contact Barbara Keeler: (520) 709-8925
Things we need: ➤Your Time ➤Diapers and pull ups in Newborn, 1,2,3,4,5 ➤Wipes ➤Baby Food (no formula) ➤Lotion ➤Your Monetary donation ➤Canned Food
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You may always designate how you would like your offerings to be used for Mosaic Ministries besides our general fund. Here are some ministries in which you may want your offerings to go:
✎ LoveWorks ✎ Children's Ministry ✎ MOPs ✎ Prison Ministry
✎ Outreach ✎ Women's Ministry ✎ Facilities Upgrade Fund
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M O S A I C K I D S
This weeks topic is:
❓❓ Bible Trivia ❓❓
New CHALLAGE! Be the first to email me with the most correct and get a PRIZE! mosaicnazarene.org
1. Q: Who did Abraham send to find Isaac a wife?
2. Q: As Isaac was dying and blind, who suggested that Jacob should steal the blessing?
3. Q: Which brother of Joseph volunteered to stay in Egypt instead of Benjamin?
4. Q: When the people demanded Saul make a sacrifice to God that only priests should make, what did he do?
5. Q: Who was Saul’s son that David befriended?
6. Q: Where did David go after Saul continued to hunt him?
7. Q: Which books of the Bible record David’s time as king?
8. Q: Who returned to Israel to build up the walls of Jerusalem?
9. True or False: Jesus didn’t like the people because they worshiped God the wrong way?
10. Q: Who helped pay the bills for Jesus and the disciples ministry?
Answers will posted on the next Newsletter.
Last weeks answers:
1. Q: Who did Abraham have his second son with? A: Sarah
2. Q: Who was born first Jacob or Esau? A: Esau came first, with Jacob grabbing his heel.
3. Q: Name the person who received the 10 Commandments from God? A: Moses
4. Q: What did Joseph do for two fellow prisoners?
A: Interrupted their dreams.
5. Q: When David stayed in Jerusalem, what woman did he see and commit adultery with? A: Bathsheba
6. Q: When David stayed in Jerusalem, what woman did he see and commit adultery with? A: Bathsheba
7. Q: Who killed Absalom?
8. True or False: John the Baptist wore clothes made of goat hair? A: False – it was camel hair
9. Q: What is the shortest verse in the Bible?
A: John 11:35 Jesus wept.
10. Q: What did Pilate do to “cleanse himself” of the crucifixion? A: Washed his hands
Social Distancing Guidelines
Please practice social distancing on the church property as much as possible
Sanitizer and masks are available at the front table
If you feel sick or have a temperature, please stay home
Communion elements will be available on a table as you enter the church
Offering will be taken as you exit the church after service
Surfaces will be regularly cleaned and sanitized
Thanks for respecting the guidelines and one another!