Please mark June 12 on your calendar for a one day garage sale being held in the church gym to benefit our missions fund. We have been able to help many from our congregation and in the community with this special missions fund. It receives money through personal designated gifts, memorial gifts, offerings, and now a garage sale. We have recently given to the Options Pregnancy Center, short term mission trips by members of our congregation, Frontier students, and friends of MBC.
We need your help in collecting items for our garage sale. As you are doing your spring cleaning, please lay aside items to donate to the garage sale. We would like you to pick up labels in the office and mark everything with a price. We will have the gym set up with tables so you can put your items out. This can be done on Thursday, June 10, and Friday, June 11, (Noon until 7:00 p.m.) Members of the missions committee will be there assist. The doors will open at 8 a.m. on Saturday, June 12, and close at 2 p.m. All items that remain will be donated to local ministries.
Ben and Becky Rivera
“Making a difference in eternity on campuses across the U.S. and in the pregnancy centers” is how you can describe CRU (formerly Campus Crusade for Christ). Ben and Becky Rivera serve with CRU in Florida. They are reaching out far and wide with ministry.
Ben asks for prayer “for God’s favor for the campuses I work with, that they can find new students who will be the next leaders on campus this fall.” This past winter CRU held a special online video conference which was a huge success. Over 6,292 students participated and when staff and other leaders were included, there may have been over 8,000 involved. Comments such as “this conference changed my life completely” and “so powerful to have worshiped with thousands of college students” were given. Ben and Becky thank us for our partnership with them as they reach the next generation with the gospel message.
Becky works at two pregnancy centers. “In just one of these centers, 1,005 babies have been saved with 61 mothers praying to place their trust in Christ.” Pray for Becky as she counsels women in crisis that many will keep their babies and come to trust in Christ.
This past January Ben and Becky were able to gather with all their family which will not happen again for another two years. The Lord willing, Ben will be preaching at our church this month.
Please pray for Ben and Becky. A note of encouragement can be sent to them at 3317 Honeysuckle Lane, Belle Island, FL 32812 or Ben can be e-mailed at Ben.Rivera@cru.org