Adventureland Insider

August 2013

Hello Adventureland Team!

My name is Stephanie Akiyama. I am now serving as the Adventureland Director for the Covington campus. I wanted to take a moment to introduce myself to you. I love being the wife of Kei and the super blessed mom of our two teen-aged daughters, Kylie and Connaly. I am an extremely grateful Christ-follower ~ AMAZED by His grace ~ who loves Him, His Word, and His folks! God has given me a passion for pointing kids to Jesus, encouraging them in their relationship with Him, and awakening, exciting, and equipping parents in their God-gifted role of nurturing, training, and raising up the next godly generation. I am thrilled to be serving with you and can't wait to see what the Lord has in store for our Adventureland kids (and their families!). I look forward to meeting you! May God bless you!

You ARE Making an Eternal Difference!

"It must be no small bliss to hear, as one wings his flight up to the eternal throne, the wings of others fluttering at one's side toward the same glory, and turning round and questioning them, to hear them say, "We are entering with you through the gates of pearl, because you brought us to the Savior."

- C.H. Spurgeon

You who invest your time, energy, brain-power, laughter, love (and, I won't lie, sometimes, LOTS of patience!), ARE making an eternal difference! Every time you share a Scripture with a little one, or tell them how much Jesus loves them, or sing and play and show them the love of Christ, you are making an investment in the most precious resource our Church has.

It's hard sometimes because the investments we make in these little Image-bearers is invisible. We don't necessarily see immediate return. BUT God promises that His Word will not return void (so the Scripture that we sow into their lives will take root!), and Jesus tells us that as we have done unto the least of these we have done it unto Him (so as we bless them we have blessed Him!). WOWZERS!

So THANK YOU! You are appreciated so much! And your ministry has not gone unnoticed! Keep watering these little guys with the love and truth of Christ and watch and see the harvest that our Lord brings in and through their lives!

ACTIVATE Prayer Event

Saturday, Aug. 24th 2013 at 6-9pm

Eastridge Community Church - Covington campus

Just wanted to remind everyone about a SUPER important event in the life of our church. At the ACTIVATE Prayer Event, we will be on our knees interceeding for the lost in our community and praying about our part in taking the Message of Hope, Freedom, and Life to them.

This is kinda like a drop-in shower..come by anytime between 6:00pm and 9:00pm.

The entire prayer walk/prayer station event will probably take you about 20 minutes to complete..but there is NO TIME LIMIT on it.

~ Please stop by.

~ Please pray.

Stephanie Akiyama

Please feel free to contact me with any questions, comments, suggestions...

I'm praying for you and am excited to serve with you!