The Noticer

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March is Spring Break Month.

Lots of volunteers helping out this month.

We are so thankful!!

Christ’s Body Ministries

The Noticer March 2017

Greetings friends. I hope our March newsletter finds you well.  Thank you for your ongoing support and prayers for our ministry.  We could not do this work without your partnership and prayer.  In this month’s edition, I have asked our newest staff member Liz Furman to share with you her initial observations. I think you will enjoy her fresh perspective and enthusiasm.

In Christ, Pastor Jim

First let me just say, I am in awe of John and Kathy Moorhead who did so much for this ministry for so long. They took a fledgling shelter and turned it into a place God used to change eternity for many struggling people, and handed it off to his successor in the black financially.

The next thing I noticed is how amazed I am at the people who give monthly to this ministry (churches~individuals~businesses~from in-state and out), send money every month to help the people who come to CB. We are thankful for the gifts sent, gifts that allow us to help in JESUS name.

Another thing that blows me away, are the faithful volunteers who come every week, or every other week, but they come regularly. Watching them build relationships with the guests is awesome. They are being used of God to change the future for many hurting people.

Then there are the first time volunteers who come hesitantly to help with a meal, or come with their college friends to give their spring break to something bigger than themselves. Many shared that they are awed at how much they get out of serving.

Several discovered this isnt a scary place to be. They’re tentative at first, but they get talking to these people and wellI have a hunch the volunteers get as much out of it as the guests.

I was afraid I wouldnt be very good at this job because I am a firm believer that we are where we are in life because of the choices we make. While I still believe that, I have to wonder, after hearing the stories of some of the folks here, if presented with the same circumstances might I be sleeping right next to them in their under the bridge homes.

Another amazing thing that brought me up short, was how quickly I would fall in love with the people who live and work here~the residence staff. And the ones working here who were formerly residence staffers. Not to mention the incredible Deb, Sarah and Pastor Bruce (who sings like a bird!). They are humble and dedicated. I so respect the work they do, and am thankful God is allowing me to join them, arms linked, to shine the light of Christ into a dark world. And it is DARK!

The last thing I wasn’t expecting was what a pleasure it is to work with such a man as Jim Chapman. He’s one of my husband’s best friends, and now I know why. Here at Christs Body there’s never a dull moment, and that’s not always a good thing. Jim deals with personalities and circumstances I don’t think even he expected. He is a godly man, doing work that matters for eternity. God placed Jim here for such a time as this, to share the truth. What an opportunity. What a huge responsibility, and what an amazing man God has called to this challenge. Just as his predecessor before him, in a different, but equally amazing way.

I am so blessed to get to work here. And while I LOVE running our little family motel near Yellowstone in the summers www.theblackbearinn.com (you really should come, it is in paradise), I am surely going to miss the folks I’ve met, and grown to love here at Christs Body. I look forward to the fall when I can come running back.

I would like to ask you to consider praying with us on Wednesdays at noon here in the sanctuary, if you live or work in the city. We pray for the ministry, the folks who come and for God to make a way for us to grow this vital work in His Name. We ask for protection for all who work or volunteer here. We lift our country, its leaders and all Americans to know and love Jesus Christ. If you cant come in person, would you join us in prayer?

One last thing. If you are one who helps us to shine Christs love in any capacity, financially, donations of food or clothing, prayer, or time, I would like to thank you from the bottom of my heart. I havent seen people shining Christs light more brightly in a long time. Keep it up! And may God richly bless you for listening to His call to help many who struggle. If you are one who God is nudging to join, please answer the call. You will be blessed.

God Speed,

Liz Cowen Furman

Office and Volunteer Care Coordinator~ Philippians 4:13. (for Petes Sake).

Christ’s Body, Inc.

Jim Chapman

Pastor CEO

PO Box 18834

Denver, CO 80218

christsbody@outlook.com

303-860-1272

 

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