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From Our Team in Africa...

From Our Team in Africa…

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Thank you for your prayers, they are felt here and God is at work! Yesterday our team visited a primary school that we helped build 10 years ago. There are also 30 girls that are a part of the Keep a Girl in School program. We got to meet with these girls and hear their dreams for the future. Many aspire to be doctors or engineers one day. Later that day, JD returned to train 30 teachers. The topics of his training were human communication and substance abuse. At this time the......

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Design Card for Alternative Christmas Market

Design Card for Alternative Christmas Market

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Create a picture that has to do with the Christmas story for our 2018 Alternative Christmas Market cards. Pictures will be sized to fit 5”x 7” in portrait or landscape, in any medium, on paper, canvas, wood or fabric. Darker, saturated colors generally reproduce better. Include your name, age, grade (or adult) and phone number. To submit art, scan and email it to Debbie Inada or drop it off at the church office. The deadline is Sunday, Nov. 4....

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Ethiopia Mission Trip–October 2018

Ethiopia Mission Trip–October 2018

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Twenty years ago, our church signed a covenant partnership with the Mekane Yesus Church in Ethiopia to bring the good news of Jesus to people in the harsh desert of Ethiopia. Our partnership has involved digging wells, establishing health clinics, improving food security, and more. We also started the Keep a Girl in School (KAGIS) program that sponsors young girls to be able to attend school and even college. In addition, we support the Women Self-Help Groups (WSG) that encourage joint savings among women. Our team is embarking on a trip to......

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Alternative Christmas Market (ACM)

Alternative Christmas Market (ACM)

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Our God is an amazing god! He heard my prayers and blessed me well beyond them. Several years ago I was frustrated because I wanted to meet new people in our church, beyond my current circle of friends. I shared my desire with  our leaders and they suggested I volunteer in a new area that I hadn’t been involved with before. Then, I was asked by Judy Theriault to co-lead Alternative Christmas Market (ACM). Saying yes to that call turned into a blessing in so many ways…  First it introduced me to......

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God Hears Us

God Hears Us

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We heard this story from one of our Deacons and she said it would be OK for us to share her story with the congregation. It’s a great reminder that God is definitely at work. As the weekend approached I dreaded yet another trip to Memphis, to another court hearing involving my 22 month old granddaughter, and the battle. My granddaughter and her mom live with us here. Her father is in Memphis and wants to have the toddler 2 weeks per month. Her mom of course says no, it is too......

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Pray for Ministry Partners Paul and Pat Stock

God’s plan is to be everywhere in the world…in each and every corner. One thing that makes this possible is the work of dedicated missionaries. Solana Beach Presbyterian Church has partnered with Paul and Pat Stock and their four children who work in the Church of Pakistan through Interserve. This has been a partnership that has taken place over many years, and we supported Paul’s parents in this mission before we partnered with him. They work to reduce the spiritual and material poverty in the communities of Sindh, as well as training......

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Father Discovers New Purpose in Ethiopia

Tijuana, Mexico. That’s the farthest I’d ever seen my dad travel outside the United States. Dad knew how to build a car, fly a plane, captain a boat, and do just about anything else too. But he didn’t know much about Africa. That much was clear from the way his voice cracked when he told me that he would volunteer as my chaperon on SBPC’s 2011 mission to the Desert in Ethiopia. He had no confidence that he could help bridge the vast cultural, linguistic, and religious chasms that separated us Americans......

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Pastor Mike's Sabbatical Summary

Pastor Mike’s Sabbatical Summary

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August 14, 2018 Dear Church Family, Amy and I are so glad to be back. We are grateful for sabbatical and for those who gave leadership while I was gone. The goal of my sabbatical was to have a four-month experience of rest, renewal and refreshment. We built on our previous experience of sabbatical–on the theme of spiritual practices and pilgrimage. The core of my sabbatical was the Camino de Santiago, the medieval French route from the Pyrenees to the Atlantic Ocean across Spain. But the whole sabbatical was a kind of......

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Jr. High and High School at Summer Camp

This Sunday, our teens leave for a week to explore and discover living in community, making new friends, and creating memories at Forest Home summer camp. Away from their routine, they’ll take part in loads of fun activities and challenges while learning how God has created them to impact their community and his Kingdom around the world. We would love to have you keep our students in your prayers this week. Here are some ways you can pray for them. Pray for our students… to encounter the God who knows them, who......

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Hungary Word of Life Camp 2018

Hungary Word of Life Camp 2018

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We will serve at the Word of Life camp in Hungary, one of SBPC’s two global partnerships. The camp is located an hour outside of Budapest and reaches kids in Eastern Europe with the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Please pray for the hearts and minds of the teen campers, for team stamina (emotionally, spiritually, physically), that we would grow in our trust of Christ, for team unity, and that we will be a blessing to all we meet. July 25-26: Fly to Budapest. Pray for smooth connections and arrivals. July 27: A......

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