by Kyle Shimazaki
"We love, because He first loved us" I John 4:19
Because we are loved unconditionally by God we desire to take every opportunity to love our neighbors. God has blessed our ministry to Don Julian Elementary (DJ) in tremendous ways. Through the body of Christ, DJ has received over 1,800 backpacks, teachers enjoyed appreciation lunches during which we openly pray for them, families receive nutritious food items monthly through the Evergreen Community Pantry, and we funded a “Kids of Character” assembly with a live band, “ABC of Character” book and musical CD for each student. “Thank you for always being there to support us. God bless you, says Principal Martha.”
On Saturday Nov. 23 we are hosting our Thanksgiving Celebration Luncheon in which we will serve DJ families a traditional meal at Evergreen SGV to celebrate God’s blessings to the students. “Making it personal” is our goal in serving and building relationships with families of the community. By sharing the love of Christ we pray God is glorified and hearts are softened to receive the Gospel.
We hope you will consider participating with your family to bless our friends from DJ. This is a wonderful opportunity for your children to experience being used by the Holy Spirit to serve others. You may participate in a number of ways as a volunteer or by bringing food donations. Visit our website to find more details: www.evergreensgv.org/thanks/ You may sign up to serve at the Thanksgiving Celebration table outside the foyer on Sundays. Please pray for God to bless the core leadership as planning is under way and pray for hearts to be open to the Gospel.