1. Graveside service for Millie Blackwell is today, January 15th at 2 PM at the Santa Barbara Cemetery.
2. Have you thanked God for the rain? I know that there has been some flooding and we need to uphold any who have been hurt by the rains. At the same time, when we look at our lush green hills, it is reason to praise God.
3. Have you been baptized since you welcomed Christ into your life? Our Lord asks us to acknowledge our relationship with Him by baptism. Our next class will be Saturday, February 16th at 9 AM. Please fill out the papers and get them back to us right away. They are located on the Information Table.
4. Our next Membership Class will be Saturday February 16th at 10 AM. If you are a born-again Christian, we encourage you to consider joining VJF. Please pick up the forms, complete them and return them to us right away.
5. Something new — we have begun having two of our deacons remain down front after each service. If you need someone to talk to or pray with, you be sure to come to one of these men.
6. Here are the missionaries and ministries that we are helping to support through our Mission’s Program. Be sure to pray for these who serve so faithfully.
The parachurch ministries we support:
· Ventura County Christian School
· Ventura County Rescue Mission
· Ventura County Pregnancy Center
· Child Evangelism Fellowship
· Food Share
· Joel Rosenberg – The Joshua Fund
The missionaries we support:
· Lewis and Karen McClendon and Abound Ministries. Their ministry is training new missionaries on what to expect when they go to the field.
· Don and Kathy Mingo. Their ministry is working with missionaries that are on the field but are discouraged, burned out and thinking of quitting. The goal is to get them healthy and re-orient them to the field.
· Brian and Rachel Weed, missionaries to Nicaragua.
· Brian and Brenda Kim, missionaries to Korea.
· Mike Patterson – Mt. Abarim Baptist Mission
7. Don’t forget, Men’s Breakfast and Bible study every Thursday morning at 6 AM. Come and be nourished physically and spiritually!
8. NOTE NEW TIME — Women’s Bible Study will resume on January 23rd at 10 AM. The new study will be A. W. Tozer’s, “The Attributes of God”. Cost is $15. Sign-up at the Information Table.
9. And last … but not least!! Our Bible Stretch Class that incorporates a great stretching program with spiritual growth is available each Thursday morning. Come join Grace Dolton each Thursday morning at 9 AM, for this unique approach to a healthy body and heightened spirit.