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Our desire is to keep in touch with all our friends (family) at New Hope Calvary Church with updated news and devotion from Pastor Al.

Greetings to friends and family,

COUNTDOWN

 

THIS SUMMER MIGRATION HAS BEGUN.  THE HERDS OF SNOWSHEEP ARE RETURNING TO THEIR SUMMER PASTURES.  WE PRAY FOR THEIR SAFETY AND

GOD’S BLESSING UNTIL THEIR RETURN.

 

FOR THOSE CONCERNED WITH SUCH THINGS, WE RECENTLY PAID OFF THE MORTGAGE FOR THE CHURCH AFTER 20 YEARS.  GOD HAS RICHLY BLESSED US OVER THE YEARS EVEN IN THE UPS AND DOWNS OF TRANSITION.

 

AS PROBABLY MOST OF YOU KNOW BY NOW WE ARE IN THE MIDST OF YET ANOTHER TRANSITION.  FROM THE INITIAL HAVASU BIBLE FELLOWSHIP, TO HAVASU BIBLE FELLOWSHIP CALVARY CHAPEL, TO NEW HOPE CALVARY CHURCH, AND TO A SOON TO BE NORTH CAMPUS OF CALVARY BAPTIST (PASTORED BY RICK CHILDERS), CHANGE IS ALWAYS INEVITABLE.  RICK HAS BEEN A VALUABLE ASSET TO THE CHURCH IN THE LAST FEW MONTHS AND BRINGS WITH HIM SEMI-YOUTH ENERGY AND RESOURCES NEEDED TO REACH THIS COMMUNITY WITH THE GOSPEL OF JESUS CHRIST.

 

AT 82, THE GAS TANK OF THIS OLD GUY IS BEGINNING TO SPUTTER.  JULIE AND I HAVE SOME SERIOUS MEDICAL FAMILY ISSUES TO DEAL WITH IN OREGON NEEDING OUR ATTENTION.

 

IT HAS BEEN MY GREATEST HONOR AND PRIVLEDGE FOR 13 YEARS TOTAL TO HAVE PASTORED GOD’S FLOCK IN DESERT HILLS.  WE HAVE ALWAYS BEEN FAMILY AND WILL ALWAYS BE FAMILY.  PRAY FOR GOD’S BLESSINGS ON PASTOR RICK AND GIVE PEACE TO ALL AS A NEW DAY WILL DAWN SOON.

 

JULIE AND I WILL BE GONE THE MONTH OF MAY AND GOD WILLING RETURN IN JUNE AND WILL MAKE OURSELVES AVAILABLE TO SERVE PASTOR RICK IN THIS TRANSITION AS THE LORD DICTATES.

 

LOVE AND PEACE,

 

DESERT SHEPHERD PASTOR AL

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House of Prayer

One of the most prominent words in all of scripture is PRAY with all its various forms.

In the gospels, Jesus quoting the prophet Isaiah declared, “It is written My house is a House of Prayer.”  Many of the promises of God are predicated on prayer.  The key to heaven and the blessings of God come by prayer.  The key to protection from the evil one and the temptations of life are wrought by prayer.  In II Chronicles, God promised to forgive us and heal our land if we humbled ourselves and prayed.

 

Our land is very sick and in need of healing.  Jesus said speaking of the future tribulation, “Watch therefore and pray always that you may be counted worthy to escape all these things that will come to pass and to stand before the Son of Man.”

 

The godly evangelist, Billy Graham in an interview related the one thing he would do in life different was to pray more and study more.

Let us blanket every home in Desert Hills with prayer.  Can we expect great things and the blessings of God?  Absolutely, but only if His house is a House of Prayer.

I Thessalonians 5: 17, “Pray without ceasing.”

Let’s make this church in Desert Hills a House of Prayer…and watch God do great things.

In His service,

Pastor Al

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