South Crestview Campus eLetter
December 1, 2022
From our Campus Pastor, Jagger Eastman
This past Sunday we kicked off our brand-new sermon series called, God with Us. A series all about how God is with us in every season and circumstance in life, like when we go through the valley where things are oftentimes hard and sad. Yet, even there in the valley we are not alone because God is with us and the valley is not our final destination as followers of Jesus. Instead, Jesus wants to lead us through the valley to the other side…Jesus is with us, offering us hope even in the moments that feel hopeless. If you missed the message, you can check it out by clicking here.
In addition to this sermon though, we also heard from our African partners about how we are providing hope to pastors, families, and churches in the Congo. For the past 14 years during Advent (the four weeks leading up to Christmas) we challenge ourselves to sacrifice our spending in order to make space for Kingdom giving over and above our normal tithes and offerings! And since 2008 so many of you have done just that, as we have provided food, bikes, bibles, motorcycles, land, church buildings, trainings, and more to support the work that God is doing in Africa. On Sunday we were reminded that this support not only meets great needs, but it provides hope, it reminds our African brothers and sisters that they are not alone…God is with them and so are we!
Through every valley of life the hope of Jesus Christ is with us and as God’s people we are called to offer that hope to others as well. So my prayer is that we would live into that calling…that we would spend less, give more, and make an eternal investment in bringing the hope of Jesus Christ to the world this Christmas. If you would like to make a gift of hope to the people of Africa today you can do so by clicking here.
Have a great week and I hope to see you Sunday as we continue with our series, God with us!
Jagger Eastman, Campus Pastor