We have had the privilege to spend the month of August traveling to visit partners and churches. This trip has brought us to Illinois, Michigan, Ohio, New Jersey, New York, and Kentucky. We have had opportunities to sit down and talk with partners and pastors about what has been going on in their lives and ministries over the last several months, as well as share what God has been doing through our ministry. We have heard many stories about God moving people to step out of their comfort zones and be a blessing to their community. There is no greater encouragement than to see the many ways that God is moving around the country and the world.
Scott has had a few opportunities to minister in churches this month. There seems to be a theme to what God is saying through him- be the Church! In our everyday lives, in big and small ways, we need to love people and show them the goodness of God. We need to be sensitive to how God is leading us to touch the lives of others. We need to affect the world with the love of God that is within each of us. The hurting people in the world are depending on us to be the Church!
Our ministry may focus on disaster response, but we also love to have opportunities to build up the church to do the work of the ministry. One of our favorite sayings is “If you aren’t dead, you aren’t done.” Everyone has a part to play in reaching the world with the love of Jesus Christ. We encourage you to find your place today!
Thank you for your prayers and support!
Scott and Dara Simons
Directors, Right Side Up Ministries