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West Oaks Church of God Newsletter for May 08, 2022

HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY TO ALL OUR MOMS

Mothering isn't for cowards, nor is being a mother an easy task. Mother's Day is one of the very big holidays we celebrate each year. We owe so much to our godly mothers of yesterday and for their Christian influence on our lives. If your mother is alive, be in touch with her, letting her know how you love and appreciate her. If she has passed on, be grateful for her impact on your life.

JOCHEBED ,the mother of Moses, was one of the godly mothers we read about in the Bible. She lived during the time that the Pharoah commanded all the baby boys among the Israelites to be killed by being thrown into the Nile for the crocodiles. But Joshebed had the courage of the Lord. She put her child in the Nile all right, but she did it courageously and creatively. God gave her insight that thwarted the government and saved her son.

Satan is pulling out all the stops to mess up the lives of our children today, confuse their morals, endanger their spirituality, hurt their hearts, and damn their souls.

Today we honor the mothers in our church who are raising, or have raised up their children to serve the Lord and pray for them that they will continue to be an influence in the lives of their extended families.

Exodus 2:3
But when she could no longer hide him, she took a ark of bulrushes for him, doubed it with asphalt and pitch, put the child in it, and laid it in the reeds by the river's bank.






PRAYER REQUESTS

Pray for Teresa Parlier, Len Hayles, Cephas and Billie Ann Goodman, Peaches, Jackie Freeman, Patty Bulcharan, Pastor and Teresa, our West Oaks Academy students and teachers.






DID YOU KNOW?
  • --MAY 15TH....CONTENDERS MEET AT THE CHURCH AT 4 P.M. FOR PRAYER AND FELLOWSHIP.
  • --MAY 12TH & 19TH.....Film 'The Harbinger II' is being shown in many theatres.
  • --MAY 15TH.......WEST OAKS ACADEMY CLASS OF 2022 BACCALAUREATE SERVICE....Everyone invited.
  • --MAY 30TH.......MEMORIAL DAY
  • --Gerald Derstine, founder of Christian Retreat charismatic conference site in Bradenton, Florida, went to be with the Lord at age 93.
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    Five Churches of God in Slavyansk, Ukraine had their services interrupted on the first morning of the Russian invasion. The pastor was arrested. This mirrored Russian terror in May and June 2014 when Russian operatives entered a Ukrainian Church of God and kidnapped, tortured and killed four pastors and elders. Let us pray for our brothers and sisters in Ukraine






QUIPS AND QUOTES
  • **Mothers hold their children's hands for a short while, but their hearts forever.
  • **The mother's heart is the child's schoolroom.
  • **The moment a child is born, the mother is also born.
  • **All mothers are working mothers.
  • **Nobody knows of the work it takes to keep the home together.
  • **Nobody knows of the steps it takes, nobody knows - but mother.
  • **A mother's love is patient and forgiving, when all others are forsaking, it never fails or falters, even though the heart is breaking.
  • **Exercise daily - Run from satan - walk with God.
  • **My life was going to waste, but Jesus recycled me.
  • **In the dark? Follow the Son!
  • **The best way to bring up children is never to let them down.
  • **A worry a day drives vitality away.
  • **It is very embarrassing to come to your senses and find you haven't any.