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Pray for One Another
To request prayer, email firstname.lastname@example.org
or call/text (520) 709-0815
Our pastors, our board and their families
Barbara Gionfriddo's friend
Katie and Jacob DeValve, missionaries in PNG
Brenda Hathaway's cousins's grandbaby
Pat Lancos' friend, Cathey
Barbara Gionfriddo's nephew, Brandon
Barb Keeler's husband, Leonard
The many unspoken requests
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Bible Reading Plan
Verses of the Week
If you would like to help, contact Val Jordheim.
Sign up for a new 6 week Women's Group in the foyer or talk with Carolyn Kurtz. Meeting details are TBA. The book, "Uninvited" by Lysa TerKeurst is $14.99.
New Scent Centre a focal point for Kenya village
New Scent Centre in Insinga, Kenya, is home to more than 70 children and adolescents who have been victimized by sexual and gender-based violence.
Founder Flora Mwikali’s vision for the center began during her time as a youth worker. As she listened to the pain of her students and wrestled with her own traumatic past, her passion grew until, she says, God spoke clearly to her.
“Enough of talking; it is time to act,” Mwikali recalled of what God told her.
She was disappointed in the amount she had been able to raise, but the Lord spoke to her again, telling her to use what she had.
She obeyed, using the money to help pay for the schooling of 11 young girls who were not able to afford an education. After a month, New Scent was able to bring the students into a small room and keep them off the streets completely.
As New Scent continued to grow, the need for space became serious. They also learned that some of the children were being abused yet again, this time in the school.
Mwikali rented an old school building and started a school of her own at New Scent. The facility allowed her to keep the children out of abusive situations during the day.
Now with more than 70 children living and going to school at New Scent, Mwikali and her fellow teachers have implemented a competency-based curriculum.
“Some of my kids are past the age of going to school and [yet] they are in grade five and six right now and are supposed to start grade seven,” Mwikali said. “If I take a 16-year-old who is in grade seven (to public school), they are going to be ridiculed.”
Along with their studies, the students go through trauma counseling and other workshops to help them cope with the past and give them a clean slate as they re-enter society.
In addition to the services centered around the students, New Scent Centre recently opened a chapel with worship services led by the students and preaching by Mwikali. The chapel recently became a preaching point within the Church of the Nazarene.
The center also includes borehole well that allows New Scent to bottle and sell fresh, purified water in local markets, continuing to raise funds for their operation. In addition, they constructed The Dillows’ House, a two-story dormitory like structure that can house up to 160 children, complete with a kitchen, dining hall, and a visitors lounge.
New Scent has become a focal point of the village with many children relying on it for their own survival. While their journey has had many challenges, Mwikali still trusts in the vision that God has given her for the center.
“The challenges fuel our faith and total dependence on God,” Mwikali said. “God has shown Himself to be faithful in the midst of so much difficulty.”
by Daniel Sperry for Nazarene News | 16 Sep 2022
Opportunities to Give and Serve
We are looking for helpers in the following areas. Please text the church phone at 520-709-0815 and we will get you set up!
⎆Mosaic Cleaning Team
⎆Soundbooth OR slide operator, Please talk to Carla Foss if you're at all willing
⎆Children's Church helpers
We are collecting clothes for the month of September! Bring your gently used clothing to church on Sunday and they will be taken to a Phoenix ministry for distribution.
You can Volunteer for once a month, once a quarter, or every time MOPs meets!
Women's Ministry is fundraising for future activities! Order your delicious butter braids treats at church in the foyer.
ORDERS DUE 10/17/22
Dear Church family,
As you probably know, the Loveworks building has sold and we don't yet have a new location. Many heartfelt thanks to all of those who helped in the cleaning out of the old facility. It was a daunting task made easier by all who helped. We are praying that God will lead the Loveworks ministry to a new location where we can continue to serve those in need. In the meantime, we will not accept donations as there is not enough storage to hold them. Continue to keep this ministry in prayer as we look for a new location.
Yours in Christ,
Contact Barbara Keeler: (520) 709-8925
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 week's lesson is:
Blessings Psalm 126:3
Humor... Kind of
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 may be placed in the wooden box in the sanctuary by the doors.
Surfaces will be regularly cleaned and sanitized
Thanks for respecting the guidelines and one another!