We live in a fallen, broken and sometimes violent world. But we also live…and die…in Christ.
As many of you know, one of our YFC youth was tragically killed on the streets of downtown this past Thursday. Eddie Daniels III, one of the most faithful and consistent youth to be a part of Area 606 (our downtown YFC outreach center), was killed during an altercation on Thursday evening about six blocks from Mosaic.
This Sunday at 4:00 p.m. there will be a memorial service at our old location at Healing Rooms (114 E. Pacific) and benefit concert (to pay for funeral expenses) followed by a candlelight vigil.
Please be praying for Jeff Ross, the YFC Downtown Director as he brings comfort and hope to the many, many friends of Eddie who are rocked by this tragedy. And please pray that God will redeem this horrible experience by drawing many of Eddie’s friends into a personal and hope-giving relationship with our Lord Jesus Christ.
The following links will take you to a couple of the local news stories about this tragedy:
Speaking of praying, this weekend we have the amazing opportunity of having guest preacher and friend, Dr. Jonathan Armstrong, Director of the Center for Global Theological Education at Moody Bible Institute, Chicago, sharing in both our Sunday morning services. He’s a deeply sincere and spiritual brother who definitely has the heart of God about prayer and shares it with conviction.
Then Monday evening, October 22nd, Jonathan will be launching live via video from Mosaic (7:00-9:00 p.m.) a 6-week world-wide course on prayer. Monday’s session will cover, what is to me, one of the most encouraging and fascinating topics on prayer entitled “Prayer in the History of Revival.” As one who did my doctoral thesis on that topic, let me assure you that you will be utterly amazed and encouraged by what God has done throughout history in response to His people’s prayers.
Finally, a huge “THANK YOU” to all who helped us hand out the SaturateSpokane Gospel packages last week after the 10:45 a.m. service. We will be completing that this Sunday at 12:15 p.m. again. If you aren’t able to participate at that time, you may want to grab a friend and come down mid-week to finish reaching some of the buildings we haven’t yet been able to get into on weekends.
Let’s never forget: sharing the Gospel matters…to every person…for all eternity.