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ANNOUNCING OUR 2018 MISSION CONFERENCE

Fall is fast approaching, and it is near the time for our 3rd Annual Mission Conference at CEFC. This year’s morning session speaker/presenter will be one of the founders of Eternal Anchor, a mission serving special needs children and adults on the Baja Peninsula. The afternoon session speakers are Wayne and Loma Morris, who have served with New Tribes for two decades.

Austin Robinson had been scheduled to be the representative of Eternal Anchor. He will be receiving an award on the West side of the State the day of the conference, so one of the founders will be speaking in his place. We will miss him, but congratulate him on his award!

Wonderfully Made is this year’s theme, and Psalm 139:14 is the Scripture for this event. Several of the missionaries our church body supports will be in attendance and give presentations on their missions and ministries.

Eternal Anchor

Eternal Anchor Staff

Eternal Anchor, founded in 2014, is a loving home, school and community outreach program for children and adults with special needs in rural Baja California, Mexico. The staff and volunteers at Eternal Anchor work diligently to offer quality care to the children and adults in our programs. We work hard to empower and preserve families through education and training. And we spread God’s love and hope to our community through our example.

Eternal Anchor exists to reflect God’s hope and love to children and adults with special needs. Our vision is to see children and adults with special needs in our community celebrated and nurtured so they can reach their God-given potential.

Children that don’t have families to care of them are often tossed around from home to home and grow up without the love and stability they need to thrive. The name, Eternal Anchor, was chosen for its imagery. Amidst the chaos of life and the uncertainties of not being with family, our team wants to be that anchor of hope for children with special needs. And, because Christ is the Eternal Anchor for our souls (Hebrews 6:19), we want to share His eternal love and hope with children with special needs, as well as their families.

Wayne & Loma Morris (Papua New Guinea) – New Tribes Mission

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As an extension of the ministry of the body of Christ, twenty-three years ago we gave up our Council address to serve the expanding church in the country of Papua New Guinea (PNG). For many of those years, we served as a part of the administrative and leadership team for 400+ missionaries and their children. Since returning in 2012 for health reasons, Wayne has continued to assist his co-workers remotely and on trips to PNG. He advises, trains and works on projects required to keep the missionary team in PNG, furthering the planting and development of tribal churches. In 2015, co-workers in PNG reached a point in their equipping which permitting Wayne’s role to be adjusted to part-time. This has allowed time to assist and equip our local body of believers in our home community in Montana.

Those willing and able to serve the church in other countries has dropped significantly. It is our heart to encourage the church to be engaged in equipping and sending others. As the Lord provides someone to share teaching responsibilities in our church, we desire to share with other churches what God is doing through his church and encourage them to be engaged in sending others into the harvest.

Special Children’s Mission Time

New this year, children are being invited and encouraged to attend. During the afternon speaker/presentation, Pastor Robert and Cindy McDowall will take the children to the multi-purpose room for special missions-related activities.

Lunch will be provided, and there will be special music and a puppet ministry presentation!

Highlighting the Evangelical in CEFC

The mission statement of the Evangelical Free Churches of America (EFCA) is “Reaching out to our community and world with the ‘Evangel’—the Good News of salvation through Jesus Christ, the Son of the Living God!” Early on in the development of the Chewelah EF church, the membership voted to faithfully devote a minimum “tithe” from the general giving to go toward missions.

Over the years, those missions have grown from one couple to seven couples and families – serving everywhere from Colville to Tai Pei. Not everyone who attends church regularly in our local body of Christ has met – or even knows about – these Kingdom servants and their ministries. So, now is your opportunity to focus on missions – and missionaries – and ministries!

Although the main event is Saturday, May 21 (8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.), the 1st Annual Missions Conference at Chewelah Evangelical Free Church will begin with a fun “meet and greet” on Friday evening at 6 p.m. Throughout the conference, besides meeting some of the missionaries we support, there will be music and prayer and fellowship – and food. There will be an informational table for all seven missions this church supports; and we will have a special speaker, Rachael Balia, coordinator both for GlobalFingerprints Congo and for Elikya Center, a training center for older orphans, widows, unwed moms and the disabled. You can read more about her ministry endeavors at http://globalfingerprints.blogs.efca.org/author/rachel-martin/ .

Congo Mission

Special music will include our local children’s choir and instrumental solos. There will be singing and numerous testimonies of missionaries (both current and past) – and you will not want to miss the children’s puppet show during the Saturday morning session! The conference will conclude during the Sunday morning church service (church starts at 10:30), with the children’s choir and highlights.

Because seating is limited, the conference organizers are asking people to register. You can sign up in the foyer on any Sunday, or call the church phone at 509.935.7770. If you are not a CEFC “regular,” but are interested in becoming a missionary or adding your financial or prayer support to one of the seven missions that will be represented, you are welcome to register. Each and every one of these missions is in need of additional financial and prayer warriors!

See you there!

New Ladies’ Bible Study Begins September 10

Please pass this information on to anyone who might be interested in attending. They don’t have to attend our church. All are welcome!!

Ladies Bible Study Begins Sept. 10th!

God’s Plan for the Future:   Daniel and Revelation

Time: 9am, Thursday

Place: Chewelah Evangelical Free Church

If you are interested, please let me (Ginger) know. This is an exciting study that I have written and taught before.  It is always a challenge and blessing for me to go through this wonderful book again. I love it and hope you will, too.

Warning:  THIS IS NOT FOR THE FAINT-HEARTED STUDENT!

We call these studies “Digging Deeper” and that is what we do. I guarantee this study will stretch you, tax you, and confound you. But we will do our best to answer all questions and help you come to an understanding of this amazing book.

For those of you who are planning to attend, you may begin reading Daniel 2, Ch. 7, Ch. 9, and the book of Revelation. Don’t tax your mind too much when you read. Just get the over-all context into your thinking and heart.

The study of prophecy is very timely in our day and age. We believe that the words of this book will come to pass in a very short time. It is a point of wisdom to KNOW what God has planned for us as believers and for the world, and to ACT on that knowledge to do His will.

Singing Outreach Ministry

Each month, a church from our community serves in a singing outreach ministry at St. Joseph’s Long-Term Care Center, the “other side” of our local hospital. It is our privilege to be one of those churches that participates in this ministry to those who are generally unable to attend church services.

The group that comes from our church varies from month to month, and anyone from the church – young or old – is welcome to join us. This ministry is about blessing those who come to listen, and there is no requirement for exceptional singing ability!

Typically, we sing old “hymns of the faith” that most of the patients who attend the service will know from memory. It is always a blessing to us to see lips moving with familiar words, even if no voice is coming forth!

During our ministry time, the pastor (or someone else if he is not with us) will read a Scripture and speak a few words of encouragement from the Gospel to our “audience.”

If you have never joined the group, we serve on the second Sunday each month, with occasional exceptions when another church needs to switch Sundays because of prior commitments; this month (December 2014) being one of those. We did not include a time with this posting because prior to our next singing in January, St. Joseph’s LTC will be changing the time.

We are happy to have as many as we can fit in the front of the room – join us!

King’s Kids Bible Club Begins November 9

Kings Kids Bible ClubWe have a brand new ministry at Chewelah Evangelical Free Church! Kings Kids Bible Club for ages 5 years to 12 years.

“God’s Big Picture” is our curriculum from Gospel Light. This is a yearlong adventure through the entire Bible, focusing on Biblical characters, Scripture memorization and Bible skills. Our Mission is to bring the good news of Christ’s Salvation to each child in our great community and the knowledge that Christ is not just for Sundays but every day of our life.

Come join us Sunday evenings from 4 pm to 5:30 pm!

“Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these.” Matthew 19:14 NIV

Missionary Moments Newsletter

On July 25th, a community outreach BBQ took place at Sunny Acres in Chewelah. Umpteen hotdogs and hamburgers were served, along with delicious salads and cold beverages. An uproarious time was had by all, singing songs to the “sweet piano,” and the E-Free folks were invited to come and do it again … and they did.

The 2nd Sunny Acres outreach took place Friday, September 12 with a dessert theme. Thanking God for all of the wonderful volunteers for both of these events!

“The Spirit of the Sovereign LORD is upon me, because the LORD has anointed me to proclaim good news to the poor. He has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, and to proclaim freedom for the captives, and release from darkness for the prisoners, to proclaim the year of the LORD’s favor and the day of vengeance of our God, to comfort all who mourn, to provide for those who grieve in Zion – to bestow on them a crown of beauty instead of ashes, the oil of joy instead of mourning, and a garment of praise instead of a spirit of despair. They will be called oaks of righteousness, a planting of the LORD for the display of his splendor.” Isaiah 61:1-3