The jugs are back!
Beginning Sunday, August 4, two five-gallon water jugs will adorn the chancel steps — one blue and one orange — to receive your contributions of those pennies, nickels, dimes, and quarters you may find on your dresser top, under the sofa cushions, or on the sidewalk. We'll put that loose change to work with some friendly competition between the blue side and the orange side of the sanctuary, all our efforts going to support Plan Padrino, the student scholarship program of Promised Land Ministries in Guatemala. Your generous support of coins and cash will help Guatemalan children attend one of the best schools in their region and learn about and experience the love of God in Christ Jesus.
Blue side or orange side, thanks for your generosity!
The Kibuye Hope project is an amazing medical mission undertaking in Burundi, East Africa. Burundi is arguably the poorest place on the planet, and the team of gifted physicians and others are bringing hope and healing in the name of Christ.
Langhorne Presbyterian Church has had the privilege of supporting Dr. John Cropsey, his wife Jess and their family from the beginning of this incredible undertaking. The integrity of this mission and the faithfulness of those called to serve in Burundi is second to none.
Kibuye Academy was created to provide education from the children of the Kibuye team and is vital to the well-being of the Kibuye project.
God may not be calling you to consider this opportunity (or is he?), but perhaps you could use you own contact list to share the need and the opportunity with others.
If you’d like to know more, contact Jess Cropsey using the email address provided in the attached flyer, or respond to Pastor Bill Teague by using the staff contact page.
From Jess Cropsey:
Teaching Adventure in Africa
Are you an elementary or middle school teacher interested in educating TCKs (Third Culture Kids)?
Our medical missionary team in Burundi, East Africa is looking for 2-3 teachers for the 2020-2021 school year. Kibuye Hope Academy serves the 9+ missionary families with children in grades K-8.
Teaching credentials and a two year commitment are preferred. Consider joining this vibrant community to bring training, healing, and hope in the name of Jesus to the underserved of Africa.
Check out our team blog at www.mccropders.com.
Contact Jess Cropsey for more information about the position: firstname.lastname@example.org
VBS FOR 2019: JULY 15-19
LPC’S VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL THEME FOR 2019— ROAR! (LIFE IS WILD)
Roar will help kids spark their imaginations with faith-building fun! This epic African adventure engages the whole herd. At Roar, kids explore God’s goodness and celebrate a ferocious faith that powers them through this wild life.
Roar Vacation Bible School will transform LPC and a week July into a place and time buzzing with excitement! The program will be built around small groups made up of kids of a similar age or grade. Here’s a typical day at Roar: We will spend each day with opening songs and skits and then travel to craft, game, snack, and story stations stations with our small group crews. Every station is designed to reinforce the daily Bible Point in a hands-on, interactive way that keeps everyone engaged.
The daily themes at Roar are:
- When life is unfair, God is good!
- When life is scary, God is good!
- When life changes, God is good!
- When life is sad, God is good!
- When life is good, God is good!
For more information, call Kay Brown at the church office, 215-752-3200
In the Book of Acts, Jesus instructs his disciples (based out of Jerusalem) to be his "witnesses in Jerusalem and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the end of the earth.” A common way to interpret this passage is that Christians are to become a witness in the local community, regionally, and to the ends of the Earth. The Youth Mission Week will focus on the Jerusalem, or home, aspect of this command. A church in Oneonta, NY is graciously hosting our group and helping us to identify meaningful service projects in the area to accompany our commitment to provide training in building gospel-focused relationships and building a deeper personal relationship with Christ.
In addition to service and training, our group will also enjoy a great time of team building through a kayaking trip, hiking, and games (both in the gym and of course board games).
Purpose of Youth Mission Week, 2019:
- To promote a deeper relationship with Jesus Christ and equip students to more effectively and boldly share their faith with their family and friends.
- Grow in knowledge and depth of relationship with Christ.
- Learn to create intentional relationships with people you are in regular contact with that allow for the gospel to be shared.
- Build community through serving others in partnership with a local church, attending team building activities, and through group bible study and prayer time.
- Incorporate the truth of the scriptures into everyday life through reflecting on the Word of God, spending time in prayer both corporately and individually, and through personal journaling.
- This trip is being planned for June 24th – 29th.
- Fundraisers are scheduled; Pound Auction (May 2), Car Washes (April 13, May 11, June 8)
- Cost: $75 Family Contribution & $75 fundraising
- This trip is available for all high school students (students entering into the 9th grade and above).
- Informational Meeting on March 3rd @ 12:30pm in Fellowship Hall
- Applications are due by March 15th
More Information: Contact Tyler Stanhope