Mike and Dawn Menning serve with the Great Commission Utah which focuses on bringing the gospel to the people of polygamist groups.
November 2, 2020
Good day to you, Church,
I am praying that each of us will feel the peace of God in our lives as we head into a strange week in these strange times. Yesterday was Sunday, a very different one at that. Our worship time yesterday and our ZOOM with our Life Together Group concentrated on our lives and prayer, as we live together in The Church. Our emphasis was whether have we lost our first love as a church and individuals. Many of us had to confess that in these insane political and COViD times we need to return to our first love of Jesus as Lord.
In every square inch of our lives, we need to put Jesus and his teachings front and center of who we are and what we do. We need to return to unity in the church. Why? Jesus describes it this way, John 17:23 "I in them and you in me—so that they may be brought to complete unity. Then the world will know that you sent me and have loved them even as you have loved me."
Simply translated, if those of us on the mission field and in the church don't have "complete unity," the world will not know why the Father sent the Son. Please lay aside differences of your COVID and POLITICAL arguments and disagreements, live at peace with brothers and sisters as we return to our first love.
The Colorado City/Hildale ministry has a "good problem" but is also a very serious problem in bringing the Gospel to a lost people. They are out of space! To make room for the adults last Sunday the children were packed into every nook and cranny, in the Thrift store and other parts of the building. They have raised $200,000 for the building but are still $600,000 to $700,000 short.
Please pray with us, ask God to provide a solution to this problem, so the Gospel can continue to go out!
Now, I give you a COVID-19 report of those in our circles.
Jena Jones, sorry to say it looks like there is little or no progress.
Dawn and I are through the 10 days after the first symptoms. Dawn has come out of it unscathed. As for me, it's a different story. I continue to have after-effects. Some foods cause me to have a horrible taste. There are times when I ache all over. Fatigue sets in several times a day, requiring me to take frequent naps. I praise God that I don't have it as bad as others! The doctor is telling me that it could take months, maybe up to six, for it to work its way out of my system.
Our Michael continues to be healthy.
Sophia, who lives in our downstairs is positive but is working her way through it.
It looks like Mitch and Kara's family all have the virus, except for Ellie and Cyndi
Dave Elshaug is still dealing with serious loss of strength and energy.
Please pray for God's hand of healing on those who have the virus and those of us who are dealing with the after-effects. Please pray that God sends his angels to wipe out the virus worldwide. However, we must pray, not for our will to be done, but for His will to be done.
In His service,
Marion "Mike" Menning