Where Have The Years Gone?
Christ Established the Church. Caesarius of Arles: Therefore Isaac took Rebekah “and led her into the tent of his mother.” Christ also took the church and established it in place of the synagogue.… As the apostle says, by pride “the branches” of the olive tree “have been broken off,” in order that the lowly wild olive may be engrafted. For this reason Isaac took Rebekah, “and because he loved her he was consoled for the loss of his mother.” Christ took the church and loved it so much that by this very love he tempered the grief that was occasioned by the death of his mother, the synagogue. Indeed, just as the synagogue’s lack of faith caused Christ sorrow, so the church’s faith produced joy in him. Sermon 85.5.
This past week we filed our Bi-Annual report with the State of Nebraska. Amazing how time flies. In 2008 we started this ministry & fellowship with the intent to assist those who are needy with assistance with Medical Bills and an attorney's network for those who could not afford it, along with a Shepherd Neighborhood ministry as well. Now 13 years later it has spread from North Platte, Nebraska to Omaha, Nebraska with over 35 Neighborhood Groups throughout the state. 15 of which that have now merged with other churches or started their own home missions works. 300 miles separates some of the groups, but in faith and prayer we have all united for the cause of Christ. Amen.
Thanks friends and CGMF family members for your love and prayers through the years.
With no full time ministry we have endeavored to put Christ first, share God's love and give ourselves selflessly for the Lord. Thanks for everyone's sacrifice and love. In addition to that, this ministry has allowed me to minister at St. Martin's of Tours Episcopal Church, Greater New Hope Baptist and other ministries through the years. Trying to encourage and strengthen ministry wherever I can. I thank you for allowing me such flexibility, and for the wonderful men and woman who have developed into fine ministers of the Gospel work. I am forever thankful for your faithfulness and understanding heart.
In His Grace,
Reverend Patrick Vossen
Founding Pastor, CGMF
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Reverend Patrick Vossen,