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40 Days of Love & Compassion Week Wrap Up

October 27, 2009

WOW! What an awesome God we serve. God truly manifested Himself over the last several weeks at Eastside. All I can say is, “ONLY GOD!” Here are some concluding thoughts/comments/observations as we conclude our special emphasis: 1. I cannot say enough about what took place in the hearts of the people during the last 40…

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Compassion Week – Day 5 Encouragement

October 23, 2009

Dear Enews Friends, This is a very special day for friends of Eastside who are completing a 5 day food and water challenge.  It will be a huge relief to be able to have a normal dinner tonight, won’t it?  For me the toughest part was only drinking tap water.  The boredom of tap water started…

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Compassion Week – Day 4 Encouragement

October 22, 2009

Dear Friend, “Lord, to those who hunger, give bread. And to those who have bread, give the hunger for justice.” Latin American Prayer As you start a new day on a hungry stomach, what is the hunger that God is stirring in your soul? What are you really hungry for as you near the end…

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Compassion Week – Day 3 Encouragement

October 21, 2009

Dear Partial Fast Friends, We are at the halfway point, and if you’re anything like me, the lack of food and the monotony of meals are probably getting to you. If it is any consolation, I haven’t talked to anyone who has had an easy time with this challenge. If you are tempted to quit…

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Compassion Week – Day 2 Encouragement

October 20, 2009

Hello Hungry Friends! Congratulations on making it through Day 1!  I, like many of you, found it to be a very challenging day. Guess what? I haven’t had caffeine for 48 hours now and I AM STILL ALIVE! Although I didn’t have much to eat yesterday…what I eat was more than most children will eat…

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Compassion Week – Day 1 Encouragement

October 19, 2009

Dear Friends, Thank you for having an incredible heart to stretch yourself and connect with the poor through Eastside’s 5 Day Challenge. Or maybe you haven’t committed yourself to the 5 Day Partial Fast and are wondering what you will give up? Maybe you are like my one friend who is fasting from “cussing.” Or…

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Compassion Week Reminders

October 16, 2009

  Can you believe that it is finally here – Compassion Week! We have prayed, planned, and talked about this week for the last several months. Here is what you need to know: If you have signed up to volunteer for Eastside’s Compassion Project please arrive 15 minutes early for registration/check-in. Each adult over the age of…

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Weekly Update

October 15, 2009

Dear Church Family, 1. Thank you, thank you, thank you for a great start to 40 Days of Love. We had 188 Adults in Small Group Bible Study this past week and 318 in Worship. God is doing some really awesome things. Continue to be obedient and faithful to what God tells you to do.…

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Update on 40 Days of Love

October 15, 2009

Dear Friends, Eastside is officially half way through our spiritual emphasis called 40 Days of Love. God is doing some great things with and through 40 Days of Love. Relationships are being restored; friendships renewed; and God receiving all the glory. Here are some of the wonderful things taking place: 1. The $17,000.00 needed for…

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“ALL IN” on High Attendance Sunday

October 15, 2009

Dear Church Family, “All In” is a very popular saying since The World Series of Poker Tournament (Texas Hold’em) has been aired on ESPN over the last several years. “All In” means that a player is betting every chip in their possession based on their current hand. I am asking Eastside Baptist Church Family to go “All…

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