Tomorrow, Bob Hetzler and I will be heading out with other pastors, missionaries and church leaders from this Southwest area of the country for several days of prayer and study in the Scriptures (up near Lake Hughes).  We call this gathering the SOUTHWEST FOCUS RETREAT as there are similar retreats held in other regions of the United States. Pray for us in our time together. Our theme this year is DON’T SETTLE FOR WHAT YOU ALONE CAN MAKE OF YOURSELF.

Join me for the CE National Celebration January 31st at 6pm at Community Grace Brethren Church in Long Beach (on Downey Ave). Some of us will meet here then head out to the celebration. Speak with Bob Hetzler if you want to travel with the group.

We observed Sanctity of Life Sunday on January 17th viewing the simple media clip shown in thousands of churches this season GOD IS PRO-LIFE.

Whittier Area Churches are joining in a day of prayer on Saturday, February 6th around the corner from us at the Salvation Army for the annual Whittier Area Prayer Summit. It begins at 7am and continues through 6pm. Come anytime for a little bit or longer (I will be there to pray during the day also). Location is 7926 S. Pickering. More info at plus there are flyers at the Information Center for you to get that explains the schedule of prayer for the day.

The second part of this coming week I will be participating in our Fellowship Council meeting that will be held in Seal Beach, CA. This group gives oversight and direction to our various Grace Brethren ministries around the world. One of the treats is dinner at Walt’s Wharf.

Some of you have heard Kyle Cherryholmes is heading out to Ireland with Youth With A Mission this Spring season. He will be sharing a message today on what Scripture has shaped his heart to take this step in life. More details soon.

Turn Your Campus Seminar was held just yesterday at Biola University. I hope you get a report from an adult or one of our youth. 

God’s best to you,

Pastor Richard