A network of Denver-area churches, organized by the Severe Weather Shelter Network, opens their church doors overnight to the homeless when temperatures drop to life-threatening levels. Lynn Ann Huizing is the founder of the Severe Weather Shelter Network, and Mark McIntosh from A Stronger Cord is a volunteer who transports homeless from the network’s “warming centers” to participating churches. They describe how the Severe Weather Shelter Network works, and how churches and volunteers can reach out to the homeless on life-threatening cold nights with the warmth of Jesus.
For more information, www.swshelternetwork.com
Dr. Jeremiah Johnston will be speaking at Cherry Creek Presbyterian Church’s “Chautauqua @Creek” faith and culture conference Tuesday, October 15, discussing the unimaginable - what the world would be like without Christianity. He documents what the world was like before Jesus, what the world is like in places today without Christianity, and what the world is like in places today where Christianity is flourishing. He draws from his book Unimaginable: What Our World Would Be Like Without Christianity. Tickets available at CherryCreekPres.org, scroll down to “Chautauqua @Creek.” Dr. Johnston’s website is ChristianThinkers.com
Mark McIntosh from A Stronger Cord co-hosts with Along the Way’s Tom Moller addressing answers to homelessness and addictions in Denver. Joining them are Jay Earl Krebs from the Denver Rescue Mission and Tonya Wheeler from Advocates for Recovery Colorado.
More information online at http://AStrongerCord.org, http://DenverRescueMission.org, and http://AdvocatesForRecovery.org
The 2019 Rally for Recovery begins at 11am with a march from the Union Station up the 16th Street Mall to the Civic Center Park Greek Amphitheatre, with the celebration of freedom from addictions continuing all afternoon. Advocates for Recovery Colorado Executive Direction Tonya Wheeling and Peer Recovery Coach James Gannon discuss the work of AFR Colorado and detail the events taking place at this year’s Rally for Recovery.
More information, rally@AdvocatesForRecovery.org or call 720-389-6393
God took Elavatta Abraham to Ecclesiastes 7:16-18 where those words changed the course of his life, and set him on the path of a missionary in his native India. This is Part 2 of Pastor Abraham’s story which began last week. In this episode, he details some of the anti-christian pressures present in India today and his confidence in Jesus as he continues to minister in the province of Bihar.
More information is available online at HopeIndiaMission.org
Elavatta Abraham is a native of India whose plan to commit suicide was thwarted when God intervened. He became a follower of Jesus Christ, and later became concerned about the province of Bihar which was known by its hardness toward the Gospel. So he prayed that God would "send somebody to Bihar" as a missionary. That "somebody" who God had planned to send, of course, was Pastor Elavatta Abraham. Hear the story of an amazing transformation of the province that was known as the graveyard of Christian missions.
Get more information online at HopeIndiaMission.org
Mike Falkenstine from One Eight Catalyst tells about his multi-platform body of practical resources that everybody can use to fulfill Jesus' Great Commission of Matthew 28:18-20. At the core of the resources is his latest book,What You Do Shows Who You Are - The 6 Marks of a Disciple of Jesus, which is designed for small groups with discussion questions after each chapter as well as a leader's guide within the book itself. Revolving around and supporting the book are podcasts and other resources listed on the ministry's website OneEightCatalyst.org.
As you read the Bible, have you ever imagined the sights and sounds of what you were reading? “Blue Gospel Scripts” has brought together talented people throughout Denver to tell the complete story of the Bible from Genesis to Revelation using story-telling, music, and video production. David LeMieux describes this ministry which will go through the entire Bible in 3 years.
For more information, go online to BlueGospelScripts.org