Stories (Page 2)

Stories (Page 2)

Hear the stories of what God is doing in the lives of our church.

AAEO Prayer Focus #6

HOMETOWN HOPE KEMPTON & CARYN TURNER EAST ST. LOUIS, ILLINOIS “EAST ST. LOUIS HAS ONE OF THE HIGHEST MURDER RATES IN THE UNITED STATES.” KEMPTON AND CARYN TURNER City of Joy Fellowship 1205 N. 79th Street East St. Louis, IL 62203 kempton@cityofjoyfellowship.org  cityofjoyfellowship.org Missouri native Kempton Turner and his wife, Caryn, have dedicated their lives to helping restore hope in East St. Louis, an area known for gangs, drugs, and staggeringly high murder rates. Their church plant, City of Joy…

AAEO Prayer Focus #5

FREEDOM AND TRUTH KESAVAN & VIJI BALASINGHAM ONTARIO, CANADA “TORONTO IS ONE OF THE MOST ETHNICALLY DIVERSE CITIES.” KESAVAN AND VIJI BALASINGHAM Fellowship Church Rouge Park 1599 Amberlea Road Pickering, Ontario L1V 5N8 CANADA Kesavanb@gmail.com   FCRougePark.ca Immigration is an experience Kesavan and Viji Balasingham share with much of their church, Fellowship Church Rouge Park, in Toronto’s East End. “Roughly half were born in another country,” says Kesavan. “Clarity of the gospel is a major need.” Originally from Sri Lanka,…

AAEO Prayer Focus #4

LOST AND FOUND HEIDEN & NEENA RATNER HENDERSON, NEVADA “9 OUT OF 10 PEOPLE IN LAS VEGAS DON’T KNOW JESUS.” HEIDEN AND NEENA RATNER WALK Church 2654 W. Horizon Ridge Pkwy., Ste. B5 188 Henderon, NV 89052 heiden@walkchurch.com   walkchurch.com Las Vegas native Heiden Ratner fulfilled a dream when he played Division 1 college basketball, but his time on the court wasn’t his most defining university experience. At a college Bible study, he says, “I realized I was missing something.…

AAEO Prayer Focus #3

SPEAKING OUT TRAVIS & JENNIFER WHITTAKER SOUTH LYON, MICHIGAN “10.4% OF DETROIT’S POPULATION IS EVANGELICAL.” TRAVIS AND JENNA WHITTAKER Mile City Church 54505 Villagewood South Lyon, MI 48178 info@milecity.com  MileCity.com Travis gave his life to Christ at an early age. After college, he struck out on his own as a Christian musician letting the lyrics testify to his faith—until God called him to do more. “I never wanted to plant churches,” he says. “Because of my stuttering problem, I wanted…

Three Rocky Creek Girls with Lottie

These Three Rocky Creek Girls all benefit from the Lottie Moon Christmas Offering.  Rebecca, Cassie and Adeola all serve in different countries but all receive financial assistance from the Lottie Moon Christmas Offering. As you pray for the girls, pray also for how you will participate with the Lottie Moon Christmas Offering this year. To help you better understand how your contribution to the LMCO will help, consider these facts: $80 will sponsor one missionary for a team-building workshop. $120…

My Brothers, the Overcomers

The Overcomers were one of the main reasons our family felt drawn to Rocky Creek. If you don’t know who the Overcomers are, they are a 27-week, addiction recovery program with a twelve-step, Christian-based curriculum. The program offers group and individual counseling, Bible study, devotional services, classroom instruction, and seminars. Rocky Creek has a partnership with the Overcomers (a Miracle Hill Ministry).  As a part of their recovery, the men attend Rocky Creek for worship and for our Equip courses on…

Joyful Ornaments 2017

The Janet Danner Joyful Ornament Fund was founded on the vision and many talents of local women, seeking the will of God. Through His gifts, we have been able to bless other women that are battling cancer with the proceeds of our hand painted Christmas ornaments. It is our desire to serve these women by assisting with their medical expenses and other daily life needs. Joyful Ornaments 2017 from SAILWIND on Vimeo. Don’t miss our “Accelerating Hope Car Show” that benefits this ministry.

Shows the Love of Jesus to My Child

Parent’s Perspective on Rocky Creek Academy We have had our son Michael at Rocky Creek for 3 years and have been so happy with our time spent there.  During those years, he has learned so much that I have no doubt he is prepared for the next step in his education. I am also thankful that the truths of the Bible are incorporated into the classroom experience on a daily basis. The teachers are so creative and invested in their…

Leaving Him With Friends

Parent’s Perspective on Rocky Creek Academy Dropping off your baby for the first time can be nerve racking and scary, but our experience was nothing like that at Rocky Creek! The teachers are wonderful! They are happy, communicate well with me as the parent, and love my children as their own! I can leave my baby at Rocky Creek not feeling as if I just dropped him off with strangers, but like I am leaving him with friends. In addition…

An Outstanding Preschool

Parent’s Perspective on Rocky Creek Academy Rocky Creek Academy is an outstanding preschool!  We are very pleased with our experience this year!  Our little girl has learned so much in just a few short months.  She is loved and well cared for, and we couldn’t ask for a better education!  As parents, the thing we love most is how much she looks forward to going each day and how excited she is when talking about school and her friends.  She has thrived this year,…

Grateful for Rocky Creek Academy

Parent’s Perspective on Rocky Creek Academy We have had at least one child attend Rocky Creek Academy since 2007. Next year, 2017-2018, will be our last year as our third and last baby will graduate from K4. Bittersweet. My children have been lucky to share the same wonderful experience year after year. They have shared the same kind teachers, the same playground, the same bright classrooms. The teachers and staff are the same today as they were in the beginning. In life today, that is special.…