North Carolina Relief Teams

Disaster Relief work is hard, physically and emotionally. You are asking people to drop everything and be available with a week or two notice. You are asking them to enter into other people’s lives who have lost everything and are grieving. The families they are serving are heartbroken, looking for...

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Adding Hope To Black Friday

by Pastor Joe Caruso Black Friday. It’s become a day (or days!) that we look forward to some of the best sales of the year. It can also be one of the most hopeless (a quick Google search and you’ll find stories of pepper spray going rampant, workers and customers being...

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Summer Missions Recap: Chad and Philly

  Chad Grace recently sent 4 men to help the Palmers at two of the mission compounds in Chad so that they could be run more efficiently. Below is Craig’s recap of the week! “We welcomed the four men from our Akron churches on Sunday evening and drove the half...

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A Day in the Life: Chad

Our Chadian missionaries provide us with unique insight into what a normal day of life in Chad looks like. Reading this will provide you some ways to pray and the knowledge that while life is very different in a lot of ways there are ways that life in Chad looks...

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May 5 – Rhythms of Rest

TODAY’S VERSES: Matt 11:28-30 28 “Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.29 Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. 30 For my yoke is easy and my burden is...

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May 4 – Go + Do Likewise

TODAY’S VERSES:  Luke 10:25-37 25 On one occasion an expert in the law stood up to test Jesus. “Teacher,” he asked, “what must I do to inherit eternal life?” 26 “What is written in the Law?” he replied. “How do you read it?” 27 He answered, “‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart...

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May 3 – Keeping Our Hearts Connected to God

TODAY’S VERSES: 1 John 1:7-9 7 But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus, his Son, purifies us from all[a] sin.8 If we claim to be without sin, we deceive ourselves and the truth is not in us. 9 If we...

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May 2 – Continue Being Salt and Light

TODAY’S VERSES: Philippians 1:1-11 1 Paul and Timothy, servants of Christ Jesus, To all God’s holy people in Christ Jesus at Philippi, together with the overseers and deacons[a]: 2 Grace and peace to you from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. 3 I thank my God every time I remember you. 4 In all my prayers for...

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