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Happy Thanksgiving! We are thankful for you. Yes, I know we are late but we have 6 kids and number 7 on the way so that's my excuse... But every day is thanksgiving. There's so much to be thankful for. Enjoy the update below.

Our family continues to grow. The Iverson Family as well as our Shalom City Church family. More details below about what's happening.  
Today is #GivingTuesday where every non-profit, and especially ones that work with the poor and marginalized, ask for money. Yes, I will be asking for money and other things too, on behalf of the daily needs we see first hand as we plant Shalom City Church and lead Restore Life.

But before I do I wanted to share a verse I read this morning that never stops impacting me... one of my favorites.

Isaiah 58:10 (The Message)
10 If you are generous with the hungry and start giving yourselves to the down-and-out, Your lives will begin to glow in the darkness, your shadowed lives will be bathed in sunlight.

I share it because it is true. For some mysterious reason, when we actively choose to give ourselves away in Jesus' name, we begin to glow. Why? Because our Savior gave Himself away completely for "down-and-outs" like us, all of us. He would rather die than not share the eternal riches of God's Kingdom with humanity, and he paid the ultimate price and showed the ultimate generosity. When we, as His people and through the power of His Spirit give ourselves away to those in need, we identify with the "Light of the World" Himself and we can't help but glow... and the shadows in our own lives, our own addictions, fears and insecurities get bathed in the light of Jesus and our healing begins to happen even more as God uses us to help heal others. May we as God people "glow with generosity" this next month... whether you feel led to give to the work here or elsewhere.
Current Needs
  • Cars or Bikes: Through our Job Program many men and women are getting employment. Transportation is one of the challenges. Donating a car or bike could be a game changer in someone’s life. PLEASE CALL OR EMAIL BELOW
  • Christmas Presents: On December 21st we will do our Christmas outreach. Donate new or gently used toys to bless our families and help us reach many with the gift of the gospel. Please mail or drop off no later than December 16th at Paradise Missionary Baptist Church. 1711 Donald Lee Hollowell Pkwy, Atlanta GA 30318
  • Financial gifts: Many families fall behind in the winter months. Your financial gift helps us help them in a dignified way through our MercyFund.
Questions?
404-704-0718  ext.700   OR   jonathann@shalomcity.org

Ways to Give
Mail Checks: Shalom City Church  
PO Box 94863
Atlanta GA 30377
Online: MercyFund.Shalomcity.org      
Text: Any amount to (404) 495-5587
Here's a video Restore Life just put out detailing everything that's happening in the ministry and with our partnerships.
For the next 32 days (11/29-12/31) the non-profit organization I lead called Restore Life will be doing a fundraising campaign. Every gift will be matched by one of our donors. pretty exciting. It's going to be fun with lots of updates and many creative ways to get involved in what God is doing here in our community. Check it out! Follow us on Facebook and the hashtag #WeRestore
 
Donate to the Campaign
At the end of every year we encourage generosity toward our Mercy Fund to empower struggling families in our Church and in our community. The need is great and we as God’s people have the privelege to meet these needs in Jesus’ name. Remember the promises of Isaiah 58:10  mentioned above. Let's give ourselves away to "down and outs" and watch Jesus glow in us!
 
Donate to the Mercy Fund
The best way to keep up with stuff is through Facebook and our Blog where Kimberly is writing some great stuff. Check it out.
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