This time it’s personal…

Dear New Life Friends,

This time it’s personal…

I’ve participated in many benefit drives through the years as I’m sure you have as well.

There were some events that raised awareness of difficulties in lands I would never travel to.

There were some events that benefited causes I had never heard of before.

There were some events that helped people I would never meet.

There were some events that were hoping for a miracle.

There were some events that were on the brink of bringing about a miracle.

But some of the best events I’ve participated in have been personal. They were helping people I knew, in lands I’ve traveled to and causes I deeply cared about. Whether the miracle seemed a long shot or just a prayer away, I would do everything in my schedule to be there and support the efforts.

So, when we talk about the JDRF Walk, I want you to know this one’s personal

Several years we met the Davis family during a week of summer church camp and since then, neither I nor our church has been the same. Since then we have been blessed by the boundless energy, endearing personalities and deep biblical knowledge of both Joshua and Jackson and their parents Brian and Shannon. 

If you are involved in kid’s worship, you know the boys. If you are involved in MOPS then you are certainly aware of Shannon. If you have a youth, then you know Brian served us well for several years. There’s not much of the church property and ministry they haven’t literally and physically touched!

So, when we talk about the JDRF (Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation) Walk, I want you to know it’s personal.

Joshua and his father Brian have Type I diabetes and together we are dreaming of a world without Type I! This walk gets us literally and figuratively one step closer.

I hope you will take time to join me in making this personal by:

  1. Praying for a world without diabetes
  2. Learning more about Joshua’s story here - (enter link here)
  3. Raising funds for research
  4. Walking on Sunday, October 1 at 2pm


Blessings in Christ,

Pastor Mike