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“…but whoever drinks of the water that I will give him will never be thirsty again. The water that I will give him will become in him a spring of water welling up to eternal life.”

John 4:14

A bunch of us from SOMA and MYA went down to the Phoenix Rescue Mission to serve for the Project 414 Water Drive. PRM is an amazing place that started in 1952 and has been assisting the homeless here in Arizona ever since. Their mission is to rescue lives, to save lives, to change lives, and to serve lives. In the summer it gets really hot and they put together these water drives to make sure some of the homeless out in the streets don’t die of thirst. We were split into teams and sent out throughout the valley to deliver water and care packages.

We were sent to a neighborhood in Phoenix that had an outreach being put on by Church on the Street. Church on the Street trains up disciples and reaches out to the homeless and the disadvantage by these street outreaches. I was blown away by these guys and their dedication to these neighborhoods. We cooked up hot dogs, had some worship music and a Pastor gave the gospel presentation to many of these people in poverty. It was a great day to serve and see the Spirit move through the people of Phoenix. What a blessing it is to see the body of Christ come together like this and serve together faithfully.

  

The Sovereign Lord has given me a well-instructed tongue,
to know the word that sustains the weary.
He wakens me morning by morning,
wakens my ear to listen like one being instructed.
The Sovereign Lord has opened my ears;
I have not been rebellious,
I have not turned away.
I offered my back to those who beat me,
my cheeks to those who pulled out my beard;
I did not hide my face
from mocking and spitting.
Because the Sovereign Lord helps me,
I will not be disgraced.
Therefore have I set my face like flint,
and I know I will not be put to shame.
He who vindicates me is near.
Who then will bring charges against me?
Let us face each other!
Who is my accuser?
Let him confront me!
It is the Sovereign Lord who helps me.
Who will condemn me?
They will all wear out like a garment;
the moths will eat them up.

Who among you fears the Lord
and obeys the word of his servant?
Let the one who walks in the dark,
who has no light,
trust in the name of the Lord
and rely on their God.
But now, all you who light fires
and provide yourselves with flaming torches,
go, walk in the light of your fires
and of the torches you have set ablaze.
This is what you shall receive from my hand:
You will lie down in torment.

Isaiah 50

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The band from the One Faith Gathering retreat got together for one night of worship at Somanorth. For me, it was the perfect time for me as I’m leaving for India in a few days. The “One” network is a gathering of young adults from several churches coming together for Christ. Their mission statement is birth from John 17:23 in which Jesus prayed for the church.

“May they become perfectly ONE, so that the world will know that you sent me and love them even as much as you love me.”


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