August 2nd, we cheered on the Everett AquaSox to victory. We are thanking God today for this time of fellowship and connection with friends, neighbors, and coworkers.
Last month, I had the privilege of leading a team from Sound City down to Vicente Guerrero, Mexico to serve and love the people in this community. This is our 3rd year as a church to partner with Foundation For His Ministry (FFHM). To read more about our partnership with FFHM and our other International Missions partners, go to scbc.do/international-missions!
It’s always amazing to see the Lord work through each mission team, and this year was no exception.
This past fall Sound City Bible Church donated money to the Armenia Mission, one of the international mission organizations we support as a church. The money was used to fund a pastors conference in Armenia. Sam and Shoushan Saliban, covenant members of Sound City, oversee this multi church ministry in Armenia, that is focused on making disciples, planting churches, caring for widows and orphans, and so much more.
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This October, a small team from our church family will be traveling to a remote village in Uganda on a short-term mission trip. We will be serving alongside HEED Uganda, a mission organization that was started by one of Sound City's very own Covenant Members. To learn more about the amazing work God is doing through HEED Uganda, visit http://www.heeduganda.org/.
While in Uganda one of our primary missions will be medical outreach, specifically to help fight against Malaria. Malaria is one of the highest causes of death in this region. We are hoping to reach around 1,000 people, including school children and their families, and even the surrounding villages and communities.
There are many things that we can celebrate as a Student Ministry. One thing I love about our students is how courageous they are when it comes to inviting friends (specifically friends who don’t know Jesus) to come to Students each week. When new students show up on a Wednesday night they get to participate in a loving, Christ focused time that includes: free time, group games, singing, a gospel centered teaching, and small groups where students break out into groups by age and gender to discuss real life issues and challenges they may be facing. Student Ministry, like the rest of the church body, is a place where real people come together each week to encourage one another. We are a family, a bunch of messy sinners who choose to pursue one another while chasing after Jesus.
John, a member of Sound City, recently came forward and offered some insights with me on how we as a church can best love and serve people in times of disaster. The conversation was very helpful for me, so I thought it was a good opportunity to share it with our larger church community. Here’s the interview!