SHCC SUPPORTS THE FOLLOWING MISSIONS
- CARENET Crisis Pregnancy Center in Sierra Vista
- Crossroads Nogales Mission
- CRU – Matt and Holly Melton on the ASU campus
- Evangelical Free Church of America
- Reach Beyond – Wayne Huhta
- Resource Exchange International – Karen Flowers
- Scriptures in Use – Erik and Terri Powell
- Community Youth – example: Vacation Bible School
Don’t forget about our community food pantry. We have a collection basket in the vestibule, and are always in need of non-perishables. Thank you to all have donated, we partner with other local churches to help those in need in our community.
MISSIONS UPDATE - FROM BEN & BERT WENKE, CROSSROADS MISSIONS
The Mission held it's Christmas dinner on December 19th. Over 120 people came for food bags, loaves of love, stockings filled with candy, a hot ham meal, toys and Bibles. Each person received something to take home. Your gifts of food, finances and faithful servants* helped us to give to the elderly, young, abused and homeless. Thank you!
*Faithful servants - Gloria and Jim Small, Karla Cafarelli and Rory George.
MISSIONS UPDATE – KAREN FLOWERS
There is a secret in the Egyptian culture, and it’s not that birth is painful, it’s that these women, when empowered, are very strong. I have been here long enough to know, they can be doctors, musicians, authors, artists, and they can do just about anything. A visit to any hospital in Egypt, you quickly come away with the impression that the Egyptian woman is weak, frail, and has no tolerance for anything beyond the slightest amount of pain. The culture teaches that pain is frightening and birth is an emergency and because of that, these women no longer trust their bodies to do what God made them to do. That trust has been transferred to a medical system that is built on what will go wrong, and medical care providers no longer learn what it looks like when everything goes according to God’s plan. Our first Birth Guardian Instructor Program was a huge success! Trainees came, not just from Cairo, but from cities and villages from all over Egypt. Our objective is to educate, not only the physical aspects of a natural birth, but also how the mother’s emotions and spiritual beliefs impact her ability to trust her instincts give birth. This new program focuses on certifying Egyptian women to teach other women their own social level, and in their own language, that they do indeed posses the ability to give birth naturally.
MISSIONS UPDATE – MATT AND HOLLY MELTON • ASU CAMPUS
A note from Matt & Holly Melton serving with CRU
Dear Sonoita Hills Community Church,
We just want to say from the bottom of our hearts, how much it means to us that you partner with us $300 every quarter toward our ministry. Your partnership is truly changing lives! Even in this past year of COVID, we've gotten to reach thousands of people through websites Matt created, Bible studies Holly wrote for The Bible App and hundreds being trained in evangelism and discipleship.
God bless you for your partnership in the Great Commission.
MISSIONS UPDATE – ERIK & TERRI POWELL with SCRIPTURES IN USE
Muslim people all over the world are in the midst of fasting, prayer, giving and blessing during Ramadan. However, some Muslim refugee women are preparing in a quite different way this year. Each week during English language classes, Teri is helping women to memorize stories from the Bible that they can share with their families and friends during Ramadan. Stories like...
'The Widow's Offering' in the gospels, is helping these Muslim women to begin to understand what Jesus calls 'true giving'.
The 'Parable of the Pharisee and the Tax Collector' from Luke 18, provides Muslims a very powerful depiction of the kinds of prayers that God honors and those He does not.
May this season, in which Muslim friends fast, become a powerful time in which God's word, 'His Story' is like the rain and snow that come down from the heavens and stay on the ground to water the earth. They cause the grain to grow producing seed for the farmer and bread for the hungry.' Isaiah 55:10
Blessings, Teri and Erik
MINISTRY UPDATE From WAYNE HUHTA Serving With REACH BEYOND
A letter from Wayne...
Dear Friends at SHCC,
This note is to thank you for your prayer and financial support during 2020. SonSet Solutions* had the privilege of helping 18,000 ministries in 60 countries use technology to spread the Gospel in their area of ministry. Another 8,000 SonSet radios were distributed. You folks are a vital part of this effort and very much appreciated!
Love in Christ, Wayne
*SonSet Solutions provides technology-based solutions to advance the Gospel worldwide.