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West Oaks Church of God Newsletter for February 04, 2024

MENTORING

Nothing will help you move forward in your Christian faith more than mentoring a younger Christian. Maybe that word intimidates you, but it's simply doing what Paul wanted Timothy to do. Perhaps there's a lonely young person who would welcome a kind word (like one of our West Oaks students). Or a group of children to reach. Perhaps a child or grandchild who needs encouragement to memorize a Bible verse.

Is there a kid's team that needs a coach? A local school needing a volunteer to help kids read? A college class that would enjoy some snacks, giving you an opportunity to mingle with them? A nursing home to visit and encourage those in rehab? A middle-aged woman or man who might need some encouragement from an elder?

Every church needs those who want to find a way to mentor someone else. Fill yourself with Scripture, grow in wisdom and confidence, develop good insights, and ask God to use you to encourage someone else in their spiritual walk. Use this scripture as a reminder: And the things that you have heard from me among many witnesses, commit these to faithful men who will be able to teach others also. 2 Timothy 2:2






PRAYER REQUESTS

Donna Scott, Stacey Bobbitt, Meina (Linnette's sister), Dave & Debbie Whitten's daughter, Sheralyn Boynton, Cephas & Billie Ann Goodman. Pray for our Pastor & wife, our teachers, and our West Oaks Academy. Also pray for the peace of Jerusalem and all of Israel.






DID YOU KNOW?
  • --Here we are already in the month of February with Valentine's Day on the 14th and President's Day on the 19th. February is also Black History Month. Lemuel Haynes (July 18, 1753 - September 28, 1833) was an American clergyman. A veteran of the American Revolution, Haynes was the first black man in the United States to be ordained as a minister.
  • --The second segment of the highly praised religious film Chosen will soon be shown and TBN will show it on different days.
  • --Our West Oaks Academy young men would love your support as they play Rock National on February 10th here at our school gym: 5:30 p.m. Root them on. They have won 23 games this season and would love to make it 24 against this team from Gainesville, FL.
  • --Pray for the Christians in India. More than 200 precious lives are lost, hundreds of Churches have been burned down, hard-earned property has been destroyed, & thousands displaced.
  • -- In 2023, Nigeria was the deadliest place to be a Christian, a fact which doesn't seem to be changing anytime soon. In January 2024, at least 30 Christians lost their lives, an average of one Christian per day.





QUIPS AND QUOTES
  • -- God wants full custody, not just weekend visits.
  • -- Try spending more time with God's book than Facebook.
  • -- Store the Bible in your heart, not on a shelf.
  • -- Tweet others as you would like to be tweeted.
  • -- No need for GPS with God; read the Bible & get free directions.
  • -- Looking for "Mr. Right?" Read your Bible & you will find him.
  • -- The best vitamin for Christians is B1.
  • -- When you throw mud at someone, you lose ground.