Southeast Christian Church began in a home on February 4, 1962. Over the years Jesus has been faithful to us and our ministry along the Wasatch Front. Thousands of lives have been changed for eternity through the power of the Gospel and this church.
As a way to give thanks to Jesus, this November we will receive a special offering. This is the OVERFLOW GIFT. We will be receiving gifts through November 30th and the total amount received will be announced on December 6th.
The OVERFLOW GIFT will be given Alfred Murillo and the Synergy in Action Network.
This fall we opened a monthly food bank and clothing closet. Alfred has been instrumental in helping us get started. We have committed to partner with his ministry once a month for the foreseeable future. You need to know that Alfred’s ministry goes far beyond Southeast. They are ministering to people across the Wasatch Front and the rest of Utah.
Specifically, here is what Synergy in Action does.
- Resource churches, community organizations and nonprofits to feed those in need.
- Resource distribution points with clothing, household items and furniture.
- Equip nonprofits and community outreach centers with adult intervention programing.
- Partner with the UTPFH to mobilize our medical unit to neighborhoods that are in need of health care offering medical, dental, optical and behavior health.
- Host children's intervention programs, including Back to School backpacks, Thanksgiving meals, Christmas boxes, Summer Camps, School Assemblies and crisis intervention.
Recently I spoke with Alfred about the OVERFLOW GIFT. He said they would use the money to purchase another refrigerator truck. They distribute food all over the state and they have no warehouse to store food. They utilize box trucks and shipping containers to organize and distribute. The box trucks are vital to the ministry. Another refrigerator truck would allow them to distribute more food and alleviate problems when a truck goes in for repair.
Over the next few weeks, we will be sharing more about Alfred and Synergy in Action.
As I reflect on the OFERFLOW GIFT, I want you to think deeply about your relationship with Jesus. Certainly, I hope that we will raise significant funds for Synergy in Action. How incredible would it be if we raised enough money to purchase two refrigerator trucks?!
As you consider participating in the OVERFLOW GIFT, would you consider the deeper purpose of giving? Giving is always a reflection our relationship with God. My prayer for Southeast is that as we give, we would pause and consider our relationship with Jesus, our Savior.
Sometimes we approach our relationship with God the way we approach taxes or other financial obligations. I will pay what I need, hoping that I will have some left over for myself. However, Jesus does not desire to have part of you, Jesus wants ALL of you. Jesus does not want to be number one in your life. Jesus wants to be everything in your life. EXTRAVAGANT GIVING IS WHERE TRUTH COLLIDES WITH REAL LIFE.
Again, my prayer for you is that you would consider your relationship with Jesus. Would you consider how much he has given you? Would you consider that he gave everything for you? Would you consider how much you have been forgiven? Will you let the OVERFLOW GIFT reflect his saving grace in your life?
you begin praying now about what God would have you give extravagantly (over
and above your regular giving) to the OVERFLOW GIFT?
Please mark you checks or online gifts with “OVERFLOW GIFT.”