While NorthEast is taking the necessary steps to ensure the safety of our community members during this time of fear and anxiety, we are also making sure to put our trust and faith in the Lord before we do anything else. We are so grateful for last night’s moments, as we were able to bring the Word of God to three different gatherings. It is times like these when we need to uplift one another, pray, and trust in the unlimited healing power of Jesus Christ.
1. We gathered with the young ladies of Vera’s Sanctuary (licensed drug treatment site in OC dedicated to victims of human trafficking). Hannah (Communications & Special Events), Bethany (Donor Relations & Worship Lead), Emily (Grant Development & Special Projects), and Melanie (long time NE volunteer) brought a bible study, dinner, and worship to the ladies. It was the perfect time to discuss the healing power of Jesus Christ, as he traveled through towns and villages “curing every disease and illness.”
2. We ministered to 14 teenage girls within the OC Youth Guidance Center (juvenile hall substance-abuse rehabilitation for minors). It was nothing short of transformative. Lauren (Teaching & Worship Associate), Sarah (Ministry Program Administrator), Laura (Founder & Executive Director), and Jen (Anaheim Area Manager) brought worship, testimonies, and a powerful teaching out of John 4. The young girls were brought to tears by Pastor Laura’s teaching and by Lauren’s worship that filled the room with the Holy Spirit… Even the YGC staff was brought to tears. God was certainly moving within this “sister circle!”
3. Julie (Teaching & Re-Entry Associate) and Kristel (Worship Lead) brought a bible study to Action Alliance, a program for women in recovery. We meet with them every Thursday, and last night was no different. It was a blessing to spend time with them diving into the Word of God and His Healing Power.
Whether we are home or aboard, surrounded by many people suffering from the virus or only a few, please remember: Jesus Christ is with us as we endure and mourn, persist and prepare.
In place of our anxiety, may we feel the Lord’s peace and healing power.