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Prayers for our missions partners

We are asking for immediate prayers! Several of our partners are dealing with the fires Northeast of us. Our partners at Arizona Reservation Ministries (A.R.M. on San Carlos Indian Reservation) and 3B Ranch (in Top of the World) are dealing with evacuations in their local community.   Top of the World, The Johnston family at 3B Ranch has given their home up as a hub for all the emergency crews. We are asking that 3B Ranch be in your prayers for safety, direction, provisions, and rest for the weary. Since 3B Ranch is located right on the 60, they are being asked to stay put for now. We will be in touch with them often to see how we can partner with them if a need arises.   One of our partners and friend, Diana, from A.R.M. says:   We can see flames from our kitchen window. There are two huge fires burning; the Mescal is on the San Carlos Apache Reservation and is over 65,000 acres. The fire crews had done a great job of backburning, dozer lines, etc., but this community is once again in danger. Your guys (LifePoint Church) have worked on homes here. MAJOR prayer request for this fire is for no one to lose their home. Insurance is non-existent here. A wonderful thing unfolding is that people from the Reservation are willing to open their homes to others… and are praying for their neighbors in Miami and Globe.  However, the Telegraph fire, which originated south of Superior has headed east RAPIDLY. It’s currently over 71,000 acres. Parts of Miami have been evacuated. The fire is blowing primarily east-and a bit north. That means we were evacuated from our offices yesterday. We had already taken much of the critical files, computers, etc. in anticipation of this, but got more when the order came. Our offices are in a canyon that leads to the Pinal...

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LifePoint Family Work Day

As we drove through streets with red and blue bandanas thrown over fences to mark rivaling gang territories and drove by houses with broken windows and thirty people living inside, it was hard to believe that this nation with so many basic needs is less than an hour from our own home and church.  It’s practically in our backyard and yet it felt as if we had entered another continent altogether. We saw homes without electricity and saw sheds that families had chosen to live in because it was safer than being in the main house among drugs and gang activity. Where were we?  How had we only driven an hour?  We were on the San Carlos Reservation for our LifePoint Family Work Day. In the midst of the pain we saw and felt on the prayer journey, we were also a witness to hope.  We saw churches that had been started by native pastors thriving and heard testimonies of drug dealers and gang members being drawn and transformed by Jesus.  God has a hope and a future for this people!  He is moving mightily! “Then the righteous will answer him, saying, ‘Lord, when did we see you hungry and feed you, or thirsty and give you drink?  And when did we see you a stranger and welcome you, or naked and clothe you?  And when did we see you sick or in prison and visit you?’  And the King will answer them, ‘Truly, I say to you, as you did it to one of the least of these my brothers, you did it to me.’”  -Matthew 25:37-40 I’ve always found that when I set out to serve and bless someone else, God blesses me.  Not with money, but as I give up my own to-do’s, God pours joy and...

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San Carlos Impact

This Saturday, May 22nd, a group of volunteers will head to San Carlos Indian Reservation to help with some minor construction projects and participate in a prayer journey. This single-day mission trip one of three volunteer opportunities we can offer for those looking to serve and make a huge impact. San Carlos is located near Globe, AZ. It is approximately 45 minutes Northeast of the church.   Our group will work around the Arizona Reservation Ministries head office and have the option to participate in a prayer journey. While this might sound like a walking tour, or even something completely foreign, please note that prayer is very powerful! The Prayer Journey is a tour of the Reservation where they are given an opportunity to learn more about the Reservations, ways to help, and how specifically to pray for them. There are 5 stops on the tour where participants are encouraged to pray, as a group or individually, over the Reservation.   If you would like to participate in the upcoming workday, please register at san-carlos-work-day-may-22nd-lifepointaz.pushpayevents.com If you would like to attend a separate prayer journey, please contact Missions@lifepointaz.com.   Veronica Thiele Missions Director...

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What will you be doing in 18 weeks?

18 weeks. From one perspective it can fly by. Think about what you did 18 weeks ago. 18 weeks ago we were just coming into Jan 2021. We had no clue what awaited us. How can it already be May where the summer is looming? In contrast, 18 weeks from now, to those that are waiting, can feel like an eternity. In 18 weeks we will be sending off a group of 12 to Vicente Guerrero, BC, Mexico. 18 weeks, for them, feels endless. They have been called to serve the young children of the local migrant communities and for many, this is a completely new path. They are anxious, excited, and maybe even a bit scared at what awaits. What stands between them and their goal, besides the obvious time? It’s simple. They need resources. In order to serve the children and community, the team needs to provide shoes, socks, and funds for travel. These aren’t just normal shoes though! We’ve partnered with My360project to provide shoes that actually grow with the children! Can you believe it, shoes that grow with the child for up to 2 years? These incredible shoes were designed and created by Darryl Carnley and a former designer at Nike. The two men partnered to create this innovative shoe. Our team must raise enough funds to bring 20 pairs of shoes per team member (equivalent to $700). In addition to the shoes they are providing, we want each child to receive a clean, new pair of socks and a New Testament Bible in their own language. LifePoint Church has generously agreed to purchase the Bibles. The cost of going on the mission trip is $850 per person. This is in addition to the $700 worth of shoes each team member would need. This brings the...

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San Carlos Prayer Journey

On the 20th of this month, I had the opportunity to attend a Prayer Journey on the San Carlos Apache Reservation just east of Globe, AZ. At the time I wasn’t sure what a “Prayer Journey” actually was, but I was just coming off a period of fasting & prayer for the health needs of family members I felt that I was meant to attend. My husband and I have lived here in AZ for more than sixteen years and I knew that there was a Reservation here but I had no idea that there are actually 22 Reservations within the state! San Carlos is the 3rd largest, it has a little over 2,800 square miles and has a population of approximately 14.000. Ok, those are all the stats I am going to share with you. On the way up, Veronica told me about the organization that LifePoint works with; ARM – Arizona Reservation Ministries. Dale and Diana Lawrence are the missionaries that lead the organization. Before leaving home I began praying for the journey. I asked that God would use me as He saw fit. We arrived on the ARM property and I met Diana and she shared that she was feeling pretty good now as she had been having problems with her back. I asked if she had had anyone pray and lay hands on her and she said with a big smile that that is exactly what had happened. As soon as that had happened, she had great relief from the pain that had inhibited her from getting around. That was a great start to the experience! She gave a brief description of their property and how God had moved in the purchase of their property. Diana also pointed out many different areas on the property and...

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My360Project & Mexico

Our newest partner, My360Project, offers shoes to children all over the world. These aren’t simple sneakers though. These shoes actually grow with the child! How many times have you wished for a pair of shoes that would grow as your children grew? These shoes aren’t simply boastful, they hold up to a high quality of standard! Each one is made by a local artisan, thus creating more income and jobs for the communities they serve. To learn more about My360Project, check out their website! My360project.org I was recently asked if I would accompany the next team to their location in Mexico where they are opening a new factory on the Baja side of Mexico. This gives us a view into what My360Project actually does while on missions. Vicente Guerrero, Mexico, is a small migrant community that will definitely benefit from the employment that comes with this new factory. Additionally, those living in the area would benefit from such an amazing product! Kelsey Regan and I will travel on March 4th through March 8th with an existing team from Alaska. We are so excited to be partnering with My360Project and to be learning more about how we can come alongside them in the future. Please join us in prayer during this time! Kelsey will be sharing her experience when we return. If you are interested in going on a mission to Mexico, Belize, Haiti, or the Philippines, please send us an email at Missions@lifepointaz.com Veronica Thiele, Missions Director...

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Vineyard Pregnancy Center Partnership

We are excited to announce our partnership with Vineyard Pregnancy Center. If you were in attendance for our Missions Sunday, you might have seen their table, complete with the models of babies in utero. Vineyard Pregnancy Center is “A place to help people who think they might be pregnant, or are pregnant, get the services they need to have a healthy baby. Vineyard Community Pregnancy Center’s purpose is to encourage, educate, and equip people in Queen Creek with the resources you need to have a happy, healthy pregnancy and parenting experience. Our goal is to meet you at your point of need… Let us come alongside you and help you sort out all your options. With life-centered counseling a birth plan can be constructed. Sometimes our past choices have left us wounded and in need of healing. We can help with this as well.” Vineyard Pregnancy Center offers free pregnancy tests, help women choose life, hand out home-made baby blankets, diapers and supplies, as well as conduct classes, and advocate on behalf of new mothers and adoptive/foster families. They offer ultrasounds and a wonderful educational program called BrightCourse, a Christian based and life-affirming prenatal and parenting curriculum. These classes are offered to all their moms and families. The pregnancy center also has a “she-shed,” on the property of the King and Queen Farms in Queen Creek. This spot is a great for the collecting and distributing of diapers, wipes and other supplies. Vineyard Prengnacy Center also has a brick-and-mortar building in downtown Queen Creek, near Amadeo Church. However, the most exciting adventure for Vineyard is the purchase/acquisition of a large “previously owned,” mobile pregnancy center bus for traveling between the two pregnancy centers in Queen Creek and San Tan Valley, as well as around the state. They are in the...

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San Carlos Men's Work Day in the Books!

This past Saturday several men went up to the San Carlos Reservation to continue the work on building homes for the Apache people. This specific home was for a pastor and his family who desperately needed a home to call their own. This home you see in the picture is also located right next to the church, giving this family the ability to witness in a tremendous way. We were able to get flooring down, cabinets hung, and the building of the front porch with a ramp. It was a lot of hard work but so worth it knowing that is family is one step closer to moving in. Thank you to all of you at LifePoint for the support of our local missions that allows us to do this! Pastor Blake Wilsford...

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