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Spreading Christmas Cheer

Your MCA ministry team provides evangelism opportunities galore during the Christmas season. Today, Brenda told me how she is inviting many of her co-workers to our Family Christmas Celebration. The entire culture gives us this season as an opportunity to present our loving Lord. Wouldn’t it be a bummer if Wal-Mart understood the opportunities of Christmas better than the Church does?

Each member seems to have a very favorite service. For some, it is the Christmas Eve Communion, for another it is the Christmas Day service, yet others find the Family Christmas Celebration to be their favorite. Bring your friends, relatives, associates, and neighbors to one or more of the services and events. Let’s see what the Holy Spirit may do in their lives.

Posted on 4th December 2007 in Christmas, Creativity, MCA Family, Message Response, Ministry Development, Uncategorized  •  Comments are off for this post
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Holding Jesus

One of our young worshipers was mesmerized by the Fontanini Nativity figures. His eyes were wide in appreciation for the beauty of the pieces and for the power of Christ. “Would you like to hold Jesus?” I asked. He shook his head in the affirmative.

Think about it. The God who holds infinity in His grasp, the One who is in matter yet far beyond matter, the One who knows truth and is Truth, resting quietly in Joseph and Mary’s arms.

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Posted on 4th December 2007 in Christmas, MCA Family, Uncategorized  •  Comments are off for this post
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Congratulations to the Cowboys Fans

The NFL Thursday evening game provided quite a few fans a fun and enjoyable evening. In the end the “Boys” were more than the “Pack” could handle.

Maybe these two teams will meet again in late December.

Paula, Billy, and Leah should be happy.

Posted on 29th November 2007 in Sports, Uncategorized  •  Comments are off for this post
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Thai Bible Study

Dale and Mary Umphrey and Chris Raymond have been blessed to be part of a Bible study in the Thai language. Most of the participants, who are from Thailand, are reporting God’s supernatural and miraculous power in their lives. Some have been gloriously saved while others have been miraculously healed!

In the photos below you will see the group preparing their Christmas choir as well as studying the scripture.

One of the group leaders made a very shocking statement, “Pastor Kent, Anchorage has three Thai Buddhist Temples………. and no Thai Christian church.”

Let’s get that changed. Immediately!

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Posted on 26th November 2007 in Glocal, MCA Family, Uncategorized  •  Comments are off for this post
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Christmas Stories?

Often the most effective communication flows through a real life story. I have never measured, but it seems to me that a large majority of Biblical revelation is presented in story form.

Will you send us your favorite Christmas stories? kentredfearn@pastorkent.me

Posted on 26th November 2007 in Christmas, Uncategorized  •  Comments are off for this post
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Help with a heated staff debate……….

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It goes like this. God brings us this new youth pastor dude. With all of our screening procedures, interviews, internet checks etc., we somehow didn’t pick up that he is a Dallas Cowboy fan. Well, this doesn’t sit well with the girl from Wisconsin, Mrs. Charles Niemann, nor the Washington born and bred Richard Seahawk Carlson, nor Colorado committed Dale Bronco Baker. Rumor has it that our Christ for the Nations trained Global Outreach director, Mike, is in full support of the new youth pastor guy. Further investigation reveals that most of our staff are not really for anyone, but most definitely anti-Dallas.

You are needed. You may be our only hope of solving our dilemma.

Who will win on Thursday? Brett and the Packs or Tony and the Boys?

Posted on 23rd November 2007 in Sports, Uncategorized  •  Comments are off for this post
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White Burkinabe!

Our team has successfully completed their journeys to Burkina Faso. They are reporting fantastic experiences and a tremendous growth in their love for Burkina and the Lord. Pastor Joany Bazemo told me that the team was a “real and wonderful blessing.”

The Lord willing, I will be leading another team to Burkina in February. If you are interested in traveling with our team, please let me know so that I can get you an application.

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Posted on 20th November 2007 in Glocal, MCA Family, Uncategorized  •  Comments are off for this post
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Soul Winner Steve

Not too long ago, I remember Steve trusting in Christ as his Savior. Last night, Steve introduced another person to trust in Christ. That’s why I am calling him soul winner Steve. Keep on sharing, Steve.stevewright.jpg

Posted on 18th November 2007 in MCA Family, Message Response, Uncategorized  •  Comments are off for this post
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Moses and Joshua

During the time of Moses the children of Israel proved that a mighty revelation of God to one person does not necessarily morph into a powerful revelation of God to all the people. You and I would be delighted to follow Moses. We would email all of our contact list, “Just an update, I am close friends with a great leader named Moses. You ought to consider leaving your post and joining our journey. ” Yet the people of Israel simply didn’t track well with Moses.

From my perspective, the million dollar question is, “How do people receive their own personal revelation, so that they are not following the other persons experience, but their own?”

How many generations are you removed from a powerful revelation of Jesus Christ?

Posted on 6th November 2007 in Musings, Uncategorized  •  Comments are off for this post
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Fanatastic Funeral for Ada Geesey

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True to her calling, faithful to a commitment, and an instrument of mercy was the powerful theme of Ada Geesey’s funeral service. Ada’s family and friends honored her in a service fit for a queen.

Both the Church of God and the Assemblies of God were present to honor Ada’s many years of pastoral ministry, church planting work, and life of mentoring. Ada’s service may be the only funeral in our history to have the entire Alaska District Council’s Presbytery in attendance.

Personally, I enjoyed knowing that Ada’s service was held in the church she planted, officiated by people she introduced to the Savior, and attended by many her life of ministry had blessed.

Hundreds of people rise to call Ada blessed.

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Posted on 31st October 2007 in Funerals, MCA Family, Uncategorized  •  Comments are off for this post