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Life Group On Mission: Epiphany Ministries of Texas

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The Vestal /Rainey Life group joined with Epiphany Ministries of Texas to help support the first weekend at their Evins Unit at Evins Juvenile Center near Edinburg, Tx.

The Life Group prepared bags of candy, a prayer chain and a poster, all of which contained messages of hope that only the Gospel message can provide.  The prayer chain will be combined with chains from the other volunteers and all of the chain will be put in the room where the youth and volunteers are meeting to demonstrate they are surrounded in prayer for the weekend .

The Epiphany Ministries of Texas is a short three-day course in Christianity for incarcerated juveniles. They learn that they arce worthwhile and it isn't too late to change their lives. This ministry currently operates in eight facilities throughout the state, but hope to expand to all facilities that house juveniles in Texas.

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Life Group On Mission: The Samaritan Inn

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Life Groups at Cottonwood Creek don't only meet once a week. They serve together whenever they can, always searching for opportunities locally, nationally and across the globe. The Bennett/Schell Life Group was able to help a local man living at The Samaritan Inn Gateway Transitional Apartments. He came to McKinney with nothing, and this Life Group was able to fully furnish an apartment for him. This beautiful gift allowed him to concentrate on finishing the program at The Samaritan Inn instead of worrying about creating a home. He will be able to take this gift with him once he graduates.

The Samaritan Inn is always in need of volunteers and donations. Visit Online

 

 

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Transformed Testimony: Joe and Stephanie

Joe lost his wife Stephanie to cancer during the Transformed Campaign. While going through her things back at their house, he found a journal detailing her prayers for her loving husband. This is the testimony of her love her husband and concern for his spiritual life.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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2014 Praise Report

Dear Church Family,

 

 

As you look through the pages of this Praise Report, my prayer is that you are reminded of the amazing things God did through the ministries and mission of Cottonwood Creek in 2014. The sum total of all the blessings we experienced as a church in 2014, were greater than any year before.

 

 

In 2014, more of our Cottonwood Creek members served locally, nationally and internationally than in any year before. However, it wasn’t just seeing the people of Cottonwood Creek serve and go more, we also sent more than we ever have before. Early last year, a large contingent of our congregation left to plant a church in Melissa. That church is now the second largest church in Melissa and it is thriving and growing.

 

We forged partnerships in Baltimore to see more churches planted in the inner city than had been planted in the last 24 years combined. This year will bring more opportunities for us to further our ministry impact in Baltimore. Plus, our partnerships in Kenya and the Dominican Republic are flourishing.

 

As we look back on 2014, we can surely pray as Paul did in Ephesians 3:20, which says, “Now to Him who is able to do far more abundantly than all that we ask or think, according to the power at work within us, 21to Him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, forever and ever. Amen.”

 

In conclusion, let me ask you to do three things:

  1. Look at the Praise Report and celebrate what God did in 2014.
  2. Remember how and when you contributed your time and resources that  made such a great year possible.
  3. Join me in committing your time, talents and resources to make  2015 amazing.

 

Your Pastor,

John Mark

 

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