Tuesday, November 7, 2017
Dear Reaching Ones:
When you are in wilderness times, you must remember that a door in heaven will open. This door is filled with hope. Imagine from that door a rope being extended that will pull you up and out of any pit that is trying to overtake you. Another way of looking at this is the door of heaven will open, a rope will come down, you will grab hold, all fear and unbelief will leave your emotions, and you will stand strong in the midst of your trial. This will give you the future or expected end that God has planned for you to reach. That is why we are continuing our Wilderness Faceoff Watches in this year of the door. Our next two watches will be tomorrow (Wednesday) at 6 PM in the Prayer Tower (led by Anne Tate) and on Sunday at 7:30 AM in the Tabernacle. Whether you join us onsite or online, do not fear your wilderness; rather, let the Lord reorder your life so you can overcome everything that would hinder access to the door of your future.
An Opportunity to Give!
One of my motivating gifts is giving. When I struggle hearing revelation in a certain area, I always know that I can ask how to give, and that will open a path for me to hear what the LORD is saying. In addition to supporting our widows and others going through times of transition, we also like to give to those less fortunate than ourselves. I am grateful for all who gave towards disaster relief for those devastated by hurricanes and wildfires. As we approach Thanksgiving, I wanted to share two great opportunities for those in the region to give to others in need and who face different challenges in their lives.
Thanksgiving Food Drive! Our Swift Youth are conducting their annual Thanksgiving Food Drive to benefit the Lake Cities Community Food Pantry. This food will be distributed to families in need this Thanksgiving and Christmas season. Food bins are located in the Tabernacle and the Arbor. Suggested items are vegetable and fruit can goods, pasta, pasta sauce, canned tuna, canned chicken, boxes of potatoes and macaroni meals. Please bring only non-perishable items through November 19.
Denton State Supported Living Center! One other group that we are privileged to bless this year is the Denton State Supported Living Center (previously known as the Denton State School). Located only a few miles from the Global Spheres Center, the Center currently provides housing, food, and direct and medical care for over 450 individuals with intellectual disabilities. We are once again helping provide gifts to their residents. If you would like to assist with this project, we have drop off boxes for new items located in the entrance to the Tabernacle as well as the Arbor. Gift examples include: art supplies, backpacks, balls, baseball caps, batteries (AA and D), CD players, games, hair accessories & brushes, hoodies (especially 2X and larger), small musical instruments (maracas, tambourines, harmonicas, etc.), sports themed items, and sweats/warm-ups (especially small and 2X and larger). Our last collection date for this drive will be Sunday, December 3.
Of course, you are also welcome to give towards other projects that benefit those in need by donating online, by calling our office at 1-888-965-1099 or 1-940-382-7231, or by postal mailing your donation to Glory of Zion, PO Box 1601, Denton TX 76202. We are grateful for how you have enabled us to bless so many all throughout the year.
Chuck D. Pierce