July 2017 Newsletter

JULY 2017

Volume 24 Issue 7

Arise Conference

Every year, the Women’s Class from SOS attends a Women’s Retreat. It is a time that many of the ladies look forward to all year and they come with hearts expectant for the Lord to move. After the retreats, there are always countless testimonies of freedom and redemption in the hearts of our women. However, this year is going to look slightly different. They will be hosting a conference instead! The conference is themed “Arise”, after Isaiah 60:1 which says, “Arise, shine, for your light has come, and the glory of The Lord rises upon you.”

The heart of this conference is a desire to see women from all walks of life come and discover God’s love and healing power through a personal relationship with Jesus Christ. The conference will be open to any and all who would like to come, and the hope is that more women from our community will experience what SOS is all about. Multiple women from our women’s class will be sharing personal testimonies of how God called them to ARISE out of life’s dead end situations and Carmen Maxwell will be teaching on what it looks like to ARISE in one’s everyday life.
As our SOS women’s class prepares for this conference, they have been praying for and personally inviting women in their life to come and experience the love of Christ. We are expectant that God will use this time to move mightily in the lives of these women as He calls them to ARISE, in His strength, out of darkness.

The conference will take place on July 29th at the SOS Ministries Center. Join us as our staff prays for these women to experience the love of Christ deeply, and be rescued, restored, and released from the grips of sin and darkness as they ARISE, and shine, for the Glory of The Lord rises upon them (Isaiah 60:1).

WORD FROM THE STREET: July 21-25 SOS is taking 60 kids to camp! Thanks to a gift from the Marshall V. Ross Foundation!

FCA Camp “One”

This summer SOS Ministries was able to partner with Fellowship of Christian Athletes, FCA, to raise scholarships in order to send a group of our teens to FCA Sports Camp at Texas A&M University. July 2nd – July 5th our teens were coached by collegiate athletes and coaches who love athletics, but more importantly, love God first. While the teens were running drills, eating, working out, scrimmaging, going to chapel or worship they were encouraged to live in ONE spirit with ONE purpose, standing together to fight for the faith. The leaders encouraged the students to truly live as citizens of heaven, conducting themselves in a manner worthy of the gospel.

Through the week they referenced the verse Philippians 1:27, “Above all, you must live as citizens of heaven, conducting yourselves in a manner worthy of the Good News of Christ. Then, whether I come and see you again or only hear about you, I will know that you are standing together with one spirit and one purpose, fighting together for the faith, which is the Good News.” FCA is a summer favorite among the athletes at SOS, and handful of our kids have continued to go every year. They are always so grateful to be able to experience FCA camp. Thank you to those who’s generosity enabled our kids to be poured into and discipled this summer!