Dear People of God!
I was blessed to be asked to officiate at the Memorial Service for Dee Thomas on Monday. What a love story between Dee and her hubby John! Not only that, the whole family.
My words cannot describe the love that was in the chapel on Monday and at the cemetery! I quoted Mark Twain in part of my message, “Live your life so that at your funeral even the undertaker cries” Well, Dee sure did that….many wept during the service in their true love for Dee, even her 4 year-old-great-grandson raised his hand to say, “I was sad when grandma got sick, I miss her very much” That one made me weep.
I met with the family a couple of days before the service and then I prayed as to what to say. God always shows me!
God showed me that Dee saw the world through His eyes……Matthew 6:22…..”The eye is the lamp of body. If your eyes are good, your whole body will be full of light”
Verse 23 says, But if your eyes are bad, your whole body will be full of darkness.If then the light within you is darkness, how great is that darkness!
A whole sermon can be made from these two verses. Dee was full of light! She now resides in heaven, she was prepared for heaven! Amen!
Heaven is a prepared place, are you prepared for Heaven?
God has me in AWE on how HE keeps me busy doing the work HE assigns me. I do not have the words to say how I feel, except to say, it is awesome when you know what GOD wants you to do with you life.
We have two wonderful reports on the movement of God in New Mexico! Our first one is from Mercy Alarid on what took place at Isotopes Park yesterday in Albuquerque and then Pastor Brian Alarid reports on two huge events you need to know about! Sharon and I are very thankful for Pastor Brian and Mercy Alarid, two leaders who shine the light of JESUS so brightly over New Mexico and the World! We love you Brian and Mercy!
Here is Mercy’s report:
What the Lord is doing to unite pastors and believers in New Mexico is a miracle to all of us who have dreamed and prayed about the days we are living now. 170 pastors gathered today at Isotopes Park to pray for each other and the cities we love. Thank you Calvary Church for hosting us and the great lunch you provided.
This Spring and Summer, the Church in Albuquerque and Rio Rancho gets to join forces at National Day of Prayer on May 3, Convoy of Hope on June 23, Freedom Celebration on June 29-30, and Saturate Albuquerque in September.
Psalm 133 tells us that blessing follows unity. Who’s getting excited?? Lord bless the state that we love!
From Pastor Brian Alarid:
I also want to invite you and your church to join with thousands of believers at Albuquerque Civic Plaza on Thursday, May 3 for National Day of Prayer. Worship starts at 11:30 am and prayer service from 12 to 1 pm.
Let’s unite in prayer and put Jeremiah 29:7 into practice: “Also, seek the peace and prosperity of the city to which I have carried you into exile. Pray to the Lord for it, because if it prospers, you too will prosper.”
Albuquerque National Day of Prayer
Thursday 11:30-1 pm, May 3
Albuquerque Civic Plaza
1 Civic Plaza NW, Albuquerque NM 87102
We would be also honored to partner with you and your church to bless the community of Albuquerque with $1 million worth of goods and services on June 23, 2018 at the Albuquerque Convention Center.
We will be giving away 80,000 pounds of groceries and many other goods and services. Let’s serve our city and demonstrate the love of Jesus Christ like we have never done before. We are expecting 8,000-10,000 guests and volunteers. Will you join with us to minister hope to our city?
Convoy of Hope Albuquerque
Saturday 10 am, June 23
Albuquerque Convention Center
401 2nd Street NW
Albuquerque, NM 87102
A Convoy of Hope Community Event is a united act of compassion that helps families in desperate need. Local churches, businesses, community service and health organizations partner with us to provide guests with groceries, medical and dental screenings, prayer, haircuts, lunch, veteran services, music, a kids’ carnival, children’s shoes, job and career services, community services, family portraits and more — at no charge to guests. Approximately $1,000,000 worth of goods and services are provided to thousands of people who attend each event.
Here are several ways you and your church can participate:
1. Pray: Pray personally and corporately that thousands of people will come to the outreach on June 23. Pray that this outreach will demonstrate the love of Jesus Christ in very tangible ways to families and individuals in need.
2. Volunteer: We need 1,500-2,000 volunteers for this event. Click on this link to register as a volunteer:
3. Spread the word: Help us spread the word through social media, texts, phone calls, emails and in person. Invite families and individuals that you know will be blessed by this event.
4. Give: We need to raise $76,000 locally to pay for this event. That is a small investment that will enable us to bless our community with $1 million worth of goods and services.
Convoy of Hope Albuquerque
5331 Montano Rd NW
Albuquerque, NM 87120
All donations are tax-exempt.
Make checks payable to Convoy of Hope Albuquerque.
You can also give through text message. Just text the word “hope” to 505-336-5022.
In Christ’s service,
Pastor Brian Alarid
President, America Prays
Lead Pastor, Passion Church
“These all with one mind were continually devoting themselves to prayer.” —Acts 1:14