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May 2017 Newsletter
And Jesus went throughout all the cities and villages, teaching in their synagogues and proclaiming the gospel of the kingdom and healing every disease and every affliction. When he saw the crowds, he had compassion for them, because they were harassed and helpless, like sheep without a shepherd. Then he said to his disciples, “The harvest is plentiful, but the laborers are few; therefore pray earnestly to the Lord of the harvest to send out laborers into his harvest.” Matthew 9: 35-38
I think that, at times, we all have a tendency to read a section of Scripture that we’ve read a hundred times before and cruise right on past it. I know I’ve certainly been guilty. But after hearing this morning at our LifeQuest Board meeting that we have eleven young men and women that have taken the time to fill out a mentor request form and are sitting and waiting for someone, ANYONE, to come and meet with them the passage above becomes incredibly hard to ignore.
If you stop for a brief moment and think about the reality of the local church (and I’m talking about the Body of Christ, not any particular church) and how many people are actively involved throughout Albuquerque it’s hard to believe that we can’t find eleven men and/or women willing to love and teach and mentor these young people. My only conclusion is that I’m falling far short of sharing that need with others.
So here is my request this month. Would you please think about places where you might introduce me so that I might have the opportunity to share all that LifeQuest is doing? I promise it’s not a “hard sell” or a “guilt trip” experience. I learned a long time ago that trying to manipulate or sell others to get involved with a ministry never turns out well. I’ve also learned that God will move on the hearts of people to get involved if a sincere and honest explanation of the need is presented. Would you please help? Call my office at 505-341-9383 or shoot an email to firstname.lastname@example.org if you might have an opportunity for me to share about LifeQuest.
Thank you for your prayers and financial support. And don’t forget! Our 4th Annual LifeQuest Charity Golf Classic is on June 12 at Tanoan. Come join us! And buy a ticket for our first golf ball drop! I’d love to send you to Hawaii or Scottsdale or hand you an iPad Mini.