Brothers and sisters in Christ Jesus,
Weighing in at 8 lbs 6 oz, measuring 22 inches long, and healthy as a moose, but not the one we harvested while hunting, on Nov 1st at 6:45am Amos Daniel Serger was born after just over an hour of final laboring in Thompson MB. It is always amazing to be a part of something like this. New life is a beautiful thing. There are many ways that this month’s report could go. We could talk about how tough it has been to operate on little sleep and how God has provided all me need in that area. We could also talk about the great hunting trips for moose and grouse with talk about working together, building relationships with good brothers in Christ, young and old, new and long standing. Instead we will focus on testimonies from social media. For much of the time social media like Facebook, twitter and the like coupled with communication like texting and ancient technology like phone calls are used by those in darkness to promote depression, hurt and sin. Be encouraged that though the darkness is all around there are those who are standing in the middle of it shining the light that is hope in Jesus. Each one of these little posts, clips or messages comes from someone who is following Jesus in part through God using Mid-Way Christian Leadership & Bible Camp. This little light on mine…I am going to let it shine!
From someone that we always had to initiate any conversation about God just a few short years ago this is the text conversation out of the blue…
Her: Hey what are some verses that encouraged you lately?
Us: Matt 28:19 and 2nd Peter, the whole book!!!!
Her: Nice (Smiley face)
Her: 1 Thessalonians 5:17, Psalm 27, John 13:7, Proverbs 3:5, Jeremiah 29:11
That was sweet. Here is another. This was a facebook post by a young man.
Not sure about how many people will actually read this but this is my testimony. Not the whole story because it will be too long to read lol. Those who deal with depression might want to read. Long story, short.
I remember last year and the beginning of this year when I used to be so depressed to the point of feeling absolutely nothing. Self harmed all over my arms, chest and legs. Did drugs, started smoking, my life was a mess, complicated. I wanted it to end. I even used to be tempted to drink because I heard it took problems away. Until one day, a friend of mine asked me if I wanted to learn about God at SALT youth group. I always believed but never bothered, when she asked, I really wanted to say no but I went anyways, i started to go often, then I started enjoying it. Slowly, I started getting closer to God, I still do. Then my depression came back, I backfell. Almost killed myself. My Parents, instead of sending me to a mental hospital or therapist, they talked to me about God and helped me get back up. I joined bible camp staff, got baptized, helped baptize my sister and i don’t regret a thing about that. Been drug free for more than a year and self harm free for 6 months. If I can do it then anybody can.
God loves you even when you hated him. When it feels like you can’t even love yourself. He’s your comforter and when it feels like nobody is there, he is. Honestly man, he changed my life around and I’m hoping he can do the same for you.
Seen so many depressing statuses today so I decided to write this. Hope it helps and if not then, may God reach out to you.
And here is another facebook post from a young lady who has participated in the young adult LIGHT Bible studies and helped volunteer in some of the missions work.
Jesus said to him, “If you can believe, all things are possible to him who believes.”
Immediately the father of the child cried out and said with tears, “Lord, I believe; help my unbelief!”
Lord I believe, help my unbelief..
There are many more examples but suffice it to say that God is raising up for himself a new generation of Christian leaders in and from Northern Manitoba. Each one of these three has a Cree background and is in different ways leading others to draw near to God through Jesus. We thank God for all the care and support you all have for us. God is truly bringing forth something new, a new creation, in Northern Manitoba. We praise God for each of you and most of all praise God that He is a good God and takes care of all we all need all the time. He is the ALL Mighty.
In Christ Jesus,
Morgan and Krista Serger with Obadiah, Enoch and Amos!!!!!