July 2014 News

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Life-giving Presence

When Elisha came into the house, he saw the child lying dead on his bed.  So he went in and shut the door behind the two of them and prayed to the Lord.  Then he went up and lay on the child, putting his mouth on his mouth, his eyes on his eyes, and his hands on his hands. And as he stretched himself upon him, the flesh of the child became warm. Then he got up again and walked once back and forth in the house, and went up and stretched himself upon him. The child sneezed seven times, and the child opened his eyes. 2 Kings 4:32-35 (ESV)

The power of presence of this man of God made all the difference to this child.  An object sent earlier, carried by a servant, did nothing.  The distraught mother even earlier would not be satisfied with the prophet far away, but begged him to come himself.  God did his work through this prophet, uncomfortably close, in order to bring life.

Next mailing, I’d like to go into more detail about the Promise Valley vision and how we seek to be an abiding life-giving presence for Jesus in our community.  Continue to pray with me as we take new steps of faith to further this Gospel work in South Buffalo. 



Banquet & Birthday

SAVE THE DATE! See banquet page for info on this upcoming special event.

Host a church visit or volunteer for a work day

John has begun sharing the Promise Valley vision with a few churches already this summer.  Call or e-mail to host a visit. Booking dates for September 2014 - August 2015.

Also if you’d like to visit our property and help with some work, let us know!  We have a growing list of projects that could use skilled and unskilled hands alike.

Summer Camp August  3rd - 15th

Bliss Summit Bible Camp, first week is for younger kids.  The second Middle to High Schoolers.  I’ll be there counseling and teaching during student week too. We have 10 kids and have raised enough money to send them all!  Thank you so much for your generosity in giving toward this experience!



 Saturday, September 13, 2014 - 4:00 pm - 6:30 pm

Cazenovia Park Baptist Church
520 North Legion Drive Buffalo, NY 14210

$5.00 per person (Recommended donation for meal)

Celebrating the faithful service of our former director Dorothea LaPress, sharing the Promise Valley vision and how  Seneca Gospel Mission is trusting the Lord and His people for in continuing an abiding life-giving presence in South Buffalo for Jesus.

RSVP – Please respond by September 1st.  Please call 716-822-5631 and leave the names of those attending or by returning the response slip in the enclosed envelope. 

If you are unable to attend and would like to make a donation toward our banquet fundraising goal please mark the response slip and return it in the provided envelope.

Thank you for saving the date and inviting others!

    4: 00 - 4:15 pm Arrival

4:15 – 5:00 pm Spaghetti Dinner

5:00 – 5:30 pm Birthday Celebration and Cake 

5:30 - 6:30 pm Ministry Overview and Devotional


More updates: facebook.com/SenecaGospelMission

Telephone: (716)822-5631

Email:  john@senecagospel.org