We desire to be a people that Love God, Love people, and Make HIM known. Through missions and everything that is done here we desire to proclaim Jesus and Him alone because He is the only One that can turn this world right side up.
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The time is here. This Saturday, November 17 we need your HELP! Come out and join us for our Operation Christmas Child Packing Party from 9am to 12pm at the Airport Campus 3539 Alamance Rd. Burlington NC 27215. Bring the family and enjoy packing over 5000 boxes that are packed with the love of the gospel of Jesus Christ. If you already have boxes packed we are also a Drop-Off location at the Airport Campus only. The times for Drop-Off are below. Looking forward to seeing you there.
Location AIRPORT CAMPUS ONLY
November 12th-19th. Times of drop off are as followed:
3:30 – 6:30 Monday – Friday November 12-16
11:00 – 3:00 Saturday November 17
4:00 – 6:00 Sunday November 18
1:00 – 6:00 Monday November 19
Please fill out form to Volunteer to help with Drop-Off Times
I have always had a heart for missions and seeing those in need of Jesus come to know him personally. I also have always had a heart for people getting excited about missions and going to places they have never been and embarking on things they never knew were coming. My son, Austin and his wife Laura, have done just that in the Dominican Republic. They went to the D.R. a little of a year ago. They were excited to immerse themselves in the culture and make friends and see Jesus work.
You know you have officially immersed yourself in the culture when you decide to have a baby right where all of those you minister to have babies. San Pedro is the closest city to Austin and Laura in the D.R. The way the story was told to me is that if we are going to be missionaries to those in San Pedro and Ramon Santana we need to trust God that He can take care of our baby here just as well as He could have in the US. Wow! What faith! What trust! This is get out of the boat faith. God is faithful and baby Malachi was born by C-section on October 15, 2018. Mom, dad and baby are doing well.
I cannot get over the amount of faith and trust in God it takes to move from the comforts of the United States and live in another country… much less get to the point of having a life changing surgery in a place you have never been with doctors who do not speak your native language. This is truly walking in faith.
Can I challenge you to start walking this way? You cannot do this on your own. You cannot walk the walk of faith and try to go your own way. Peter got out of the boat and walked on water. This means that Peter had the faith to walk as Jesus walked. Peter sank after a few steps, but he did do something that no one else in the boat could say… “I got out of the boat”. I challenge you all to get out of the boat. Step out in faith and see what God can do.
THIS IS NOT A RUNNING RACE! My kind of race...in a car, truck, van, etc....
What a great ministry, run by great people. Come on out and support Abundant Life!
The Amazing Grace Race is a Road Rally/Scavenger Hunt to benefit Abundant Life Ministry - A Christ based ministry for adults with special needs. This exciting event will begin at the Haw River Campus at 1:00PM and end at the Airport Campus, with stops and challenges along the way. Race donation is $75 per car - each vehicle must have a minimum of two persons. Entry includes dinner. Stop at the Connections Desk for more details and registration forms. For information, contact Steve Glahn at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (336)266-7833.
Post Race activities are at the Airport Campus gym from 4:00PM - 6:00PM and is open to EVERYONE! We will have a T-Shirt sale, crafts made by Abundant Life participants will be on sale, a silent auction, AND dinner! Join us for an afternoon of fun and excitement!
Donations needed for silent auction. If you have something to donate please contact Jackie Simmons at (704)578-4834.
Or you can sign up at race.tlcalive.com
Feed the Hunger asked you to respond and respond you did. There were over 300 that came out to help pack meals for hurricane Michael victims in the Panhandle of Florida. Feed the Hunger had a scheduled time from 4pm to 8pm to pack 50,000 meals and before 4pm we had 2 tables going at full speed ahead. By 4:30 we had 12 full tables going and putting out packages of food. By 6:30pm we packed over 60,000 meals and there was nothing left to pack. Thank you all for coming out and thank you all for working so hard and giving your time to help those in need. For those that showed up at 6:30pm ready to pack it will not go unnoticed. Thank you for taking the time to come by and help clean up. Thank you Feed the Hunger for all you do and we look forward to working with you again. Thank you for allowing The Lamb's Chapel to be apart and thank you for bringing many from the community together to help in a big way.
It has been an interesting few days here in North Carolina. Hurricane Florence has dumped 40 inches of rain in places along our East Coast and around 6 to 8 inches here in Burlington, NC. My executive pastor and I were supposed to leave for Bangladesh, Nepal, and India on September 13, but because of the weather all flights were cancelled. Needless to say, we are still here in North Carolina. I know that God is in control and I know that we will eventually get to meet our partners on the other side of the world soon!
We are currently partnered with Everest Base Camp Outreach, which is a Seminary Bible College in the Nepal, and they have classes that begin in October. Please pray for them as they begin their new year preparing pastors to share the gospel. We also work with a children’s home in Nepal (I am unable to disclose the name) but there are over 25 children in the home that are hearing the gospel and carrying Jesus to the schools they go to. Pray for them as they have a major need for a well to be dug on their property to help with water issues. In India we are partnered with 2 children’s homes, with a total of 35 children, that are hearing the good news of the gospel and carrying it to their families and into their schools. We are also personally involved with one pastor that is planting churches and preaching the good news across India. When we get to go to India in January we will be able to sit down and talk with the President of an Evangelical Association that has a goal of planting over 100,000 churches in India. Wow! What a goal for the Kingdom!
Pray for us as we continue to pray and plan for the new trip and as we continue to encourage our partners. They were excited to get to put faces with names, as were we. It is disheartening to have to cancel, but God has a plan and He is in control.
For those of you that do not know Anna Briggs, she is a member at The Lamb’s chapel, and we helped her get to France for a mission trip. Having worked with her on a mission trip before, I can say that she is one of the hardest workers I know. Her work is not just for work sake, it is for the Kingdom. She loves Jesus and she loves stepping out of her comfort zone and doing things that help her grow in her faith in Jesus Christ. Stepping out in faith is exactly what she did this past month as she went to France on a mission trip and had the opportunity to share her faith through street evangelism, singing, playing the piano, sharing her testimony and ministering in churches. She had many opportunities to work with children to share how God was working in her life and also hear from a pastor and his wife wisdom about living out your faith. In the world we now live, many would think, why France? France has become a nation that was more Christian in the 90’s than now. Because of the influx of anti-Christian ideologies and political shifts, much like the United States, France is now at an all-time low in those that believe there is a God and at an all-time high in those that say there is no God or claim to be not religious at all. So for Anna, France was an open door to share her faith. With Catholicism making up most of the Christians in France, there was also great opportunity to share about the grace of Jesus Christ. Ephesians 2:8 “For by grace you have been saved through faith. And this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God” This is truly the message of the gospel and Anna had a great time sharing. Please pray for Anna as she is now home and looking forward to what God has in store for her next.
The pictures above may be offensive... but before you take offense take a moment to read and find out the story behind the dirtiness. Mr. Frank lives in a suburb of Charlotte. There were 13 students and 2 adults working on this site this past week as The Lamb’s Chapel served with Mission Serve. Mr. Frank was dirty and really did not care much for our students being in his house. You see Mr. Frank was a hoarder and did not have a working bathroom which made for unsanitary conditions and a really, really dirty house. On the inside, Mr. Frank was lonely. He was broken and embarrassed. I had to explain to the students what they were about to see because no one, and I mean no one, had ever seen anything like Mr. Frank’s house. What amazed me is that the conditions really did not matter to the students, they loved on Mr. Frank just as if they had known him all their lives. They cleaned his kitchen, they cleaned his bedroom, they took trash upon trash upon trash to the dumpster, they helped work on a bathroom that really should have been condemned. By the middle of the week Mr. Frank’s heart was broken that these students had come from all over the United States to unite together to help him. My wife heard him say “Time flies when you are busy.” What Mr. Frank was saying is that he was lonely and the students being in his home and around him made time just go by so fast. These students from all walks of life and from different states were truly the hands and feet of Jesus this week. They loved their neighbor as their self this week (Mark 12:31). They did it to the least of these this week (Matthew 25:40). I know that as you look at these pictures your mind may immediately go to how can someone live like this? I can promise you that my mind did the same thing. The second thought that ran through my mind was my sin was that dirty and Jesus Christ washed me white as snow and Jesus didn't mind giving His all for me. As dirty and unsanitary as Mr. Frank’s house was, my heart was dirtier. I am so thankful for the opportunity to serve and for the way these student’s hearts have been changed. As you look at the pictures don’t forget that there are people in your backyard and your city that need to be loved and need someone to care. I pray as you see these pictures you are not offended, but that the pictures are a motivation for you to ask God what is next for you and how you can get involved in what God is doing to help others!
If you take a look around our Airport Campus you will notice a little bit of color on the walls. It's not a fresh coat of paint that is adding color, but pictures... photographs. These pictures are not just any pictures, they are pictures from around the world of different areas and from organizations that we support through missions here at The Lamb's Chapel. Our goal is to Love God, Love people, and Make Him Known. Whether it is through Samaritan's Purse, With Open Eyes, Life Outreach, or in the countries of Costa Rica, Honduras, the Dominican Republic, or even right here at home, we are making Jesus Famous. When you walk around campus and see a picture of young children reading The Greatest Journey (from Samaritan's Purse) or find yourself looking at a photo of a beautiful bridge in Costa Rica that was literally built to carry the gospel, you can rest assured that the gospel is going out to the nations. I also hope that as you walk by these pictures that you take a moment and pray for those that are working diligently to share the gospel in the most remote parts of the world. What a great opportunity we have to pray for those we do not know and we may never meet until we see them in heaven! Prayer is the greatest asset when it comes to missions. Prayer activated faith to start the church in Acts and prayer opened the prison doors for Peter to walk out in Acts 5. Prayer is what it takes to progress in the battle of carrying Jesus to all the world. Join me in prayer as you walk around campus and see the places and people that we are working with to bring everyone to the only one who can offer any hope at all…Jesus.
There is excitement in the air! One of the most fascinating opportunities we are involved with as a church is in Honduras. Jesus healed and He shared, and we at The Lamb’s Chapel have a responsibility to do the same according to God’s Word - in our circles and around the world. In Honduras we have the opportunity to heal and to share our faith as we partner with a medical clinic in Siguatepeque. There are many clinics in Honduras that are privately owned and funded by private partners - many of these partners are churches and faith-based organizations. In many of these clinics there is either no or minimal cost to the patient. The Lambs Chapel supports the clinic in Siguatepeque and everyone who comes as a patient receives medicine and treatment for only $5. This clinic is not at all the “typical” medical clinic that we are used to seeing in the United States. This clinic has one doctor. This clinic has one bed. This clinic has one ultrasound unit and it is hand-held. It has shelves stocked with medicine and supplies and it is running out of space. They are out of room, however we are working to build them a new clinic to give them the space to grow and to meet needs like never before. The Lamb’s Chapel is a part of the healing hands of Jesus Christ as we aid in building this new clinic and offer support for years to come. This new clinic will allow for Honduran’s to get the treatment they deserve and to hear the good news of Jesus in the process. Additionally, I forgot to mention that the Doctor is also the wife of a pastor that we support! God is doing amazing things in and through them. Please continue to pray for them and the building process. The clinic is supposed to be finished in a few weeks. Check back to see the clinic finished and in operation.
The Lamb's Chapel will be participating in the 50th Anniversary Pack-a-thon for Feed the Hunger on August 8-11, 2018 at the Vailtree Event Center 1567 Bakatsias Ln, Haw River, NC 27258. We would love to have you join us in this fun way to feed the nations. No experience needed, families and groups welcome. No participation fee required, but donations accepted. Times are listed below. Please sign up at Feed the Hunger.
Thank you so much for your participation and your prayers for this event that has the potential of feeding over 1,000,000 people. We are looking forward to seeing you there. "For I was hungry and you gave me food" Matthew 25:35