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Global Missions Team

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Our Global Missions Team and the SDBC Advocates are connected to the missionaries who are supported financially by SDBC. Each of our supported missionaries has an advocate who stays in constant contact with them, praying with and for them, and keeping the GMT and the congregation informed about their work where they are serving.
 
We have several missionaries who, due to the countries and the situations they live in, must remain "under the radar" to safely and effectively serve. One such project involves our work in India. Because Christianity in India is not always safe, physically and politically, our work there is not something we can advertise or promote, especially on the web or in social media.
 
We have two of our people going to India soon to engage in teaching several groups of pastors and ministry workers, over a two-week period. This trip will include a stop at a Good Shepherd school in northern India, which SDBC has an ongoing relationship with. We expect to be able to meet with the school principal, teachers, and some of the students, and report back to the church all that we observe. This is a significant trip for our church as we begin to consider how to raise the necessary funds to complete the school facilities, allowing these Dalit students to gain an education that will aid them in rising above the low caste status they currently have.
 
Please pray for this team as they prepare to teach the pastors more about the bible and engage with the school. If you would like to contribute funding to the travel expenses of these two men, you may do so by simply noting India Missions on your giving envelopes, or your online giving. I encourage you to continue to support the great and effective work that we started nearly seven years ago, by helping with the expenses for the trip and, more importantly, by praying for this trip.

Posted by Rick Burdett

Thanksgiving and Compassion

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About two weeks ago, one of our compassion ministries hosted a BBQ at Kin Village Senior Care Centre. These faithful servants are developing significant relationships with many of the residents at Kin Village. A large number of these residents are now members, or regular attendees, of our services at SDBC.
 
This team represents one of several SDBC ministry outlets at Kin Village. They host a weekly bible study, taught by Marilyn Carmack, each Monday afternoon at 2PM in one of the Kin Village dining rooms. It is followed by a coffee and tea time where others like Marilyn are able to get to know the residents in a more personal way. Another group of SDBC volunteers put on a similar coffee/tea time every other Saturday.
 
By being available, with hearts to help and serve, the gospel is being shared vocally by teaching and serving. These outreaches enable us to just be friends with the residents. We are able to get to know them and then help those who are in need of assistance, including medical help or counselling. It is a ministry of putting the love of Jesus into action.
 
There are individuals and families who regularly serve at Kin Village. Some go to the facilities monthly and put on a church service for the residents, while others just go and sing to those who cannot leave the facilities.
 
Kin Village is a God Story in our own city. Perhaps you have a desire to come alongside one of our several outreaches at Kin Village. If so, please contact our Kin Village coordinators, Chris and Dianne, at  and let them know of your interest. When we serve like this, being thankful takes on a significantly greater meaning in our lives.

Posted by Rick Burdett

Building Community

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We have been emphasizing the importance of authentic community over the last year. If we want to stay true to our vision to be a church that Loves Like Jesus, we must build a community that reflects the love of our Lord Jesus Christ. One way we facilitate such community at SDBC is through community groups. Many of us have been a part of a community group for a long time, but some of us have yet to try engaging in a weekly or bi-weekly group that gathers to study the word of God and also to build friendships that are reflective of God's covenant relationship with us. This Sunday, we will study Jonathan and David's friendship as a part of our sermon series--David and the King. As we study this beautiful friendship from the bible, let us also think about how we can build such friendships in our church community. If you haven't joined a community group yet, please consider joining a group to not only find these friends that would love you as Christ loved you but also to be that friend for someone else who needs such Christ-like friends in their lives. To join a community group, sign up online here.

Posted by Paul Park

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