Thank you to all who helped plan the autumn picnic and who came to join us! Netty and her team did a fantastic job with organizing the event and coordinating the food. Seby, thank you for putting together the games to get things rolling. It was a wonderful afternoon and we look forward to seeing you all again on Sunday!
An email with details and RSVP information will be sent out soon. If you are not yet receiving our emails, sign up by writing to firstname.lastname@example.org.
We hope to see you there!
The detention center for minors in Dakar is beyond its max capacity. Our Church has purchased toothbrushes, toothpastes and bars of soap for the 101 boys currently detained.
We are so thankful that that you are committed to blessing others! Please be praying for these boys, their families and the detention center staff.
After the heavy rains and flooding in the city last week, we contacted one of our mission partners to ask how the people in his area of banlieue are coping. He told us of 20 families that he’s is in contact with whose homes have flooded and are taking temporary shelter in a schoolbuilding. We have coordinated efforts with Pastor Fall to help these families meet some basic needs by providing them with a gift of rice, oil, soap and cleaning materials.
Next weekend we will go with the Falls to the school to give the donations. We would like to invite you to join us if you are interested in this missions opportunity. We will leave from Dakar Academy (Hann Mariste) at 14.30 on Saturday. Please contact Jan: email@example.com.
ICF is excited to announce its
2015 VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL!
“Shine” by the Go Fish Guys
at Dakar Academy
Come enjoy fun times of singing, playing games, making crafts and snacks, and hearing from God’s Word. Children will hear the gospel, actively use their Bibles and know what it means to give God glory!
We would love to welcome all English-speaking children ages 4-11.
Please fill out the registration below for each child and return it to Jeana at firstname.lastname@example.org by June 19th.
Emergency Contact Name and Number:
Special Needs/Allergies/Other Concerns:
Would you like to buy a VBS t-shirt for your child (5,000 CFA)?
Isn’t it great that God goes above and beyond what we think is possible to keep His promises to His people? Yesterday’s Bible story, “The Day the Sun Stood Still” relates something that seems absolutely impossible. But nothing is impossible for God!
Joshua and the Israelites were tricked by the men of Gibeon into forming a peace treaty. As a result of the peace between Israel and Gibeon, five kings of Canaan attacked Gibeon. God reassured Joshua that He would be with the Israelites as they defended Gibeon. Not only was God with them, God fought for them! God sent the Canaanite armies into confusion, then He dropped hailstones on them.
Joshua and the Israelites were fighting, but Joshua noticed it wouldn’t be long before the sun would go down. In front of everybody, Joshua cried out to God and asked Him to keep the sun standing still in its place until the battle was over. Guess what? That’s exactly what God did! God held the sun in place for almost a full day until the Israelites defeated their enemies.
What does God do when we pray? God answers the prayers of His people. This story points ahead to another time God saved His people in a greater way: God sent His Son, Jesus, to fight the battle against sin and death.
ICF Sunday School Coordinator
Session Title: Joshua’s Final Encouragement
Bible Passage: Joshua 23:1–24:28
Big Picture Question: How can we show we love God? We can serve,
worship, and obey God.
Last week, your kids learned that God hates sin and punishes sin. In Sunday’s Bible story, God told Joshua not to be afraid. Achan’s sin had been dealt with. God graciously gave the Israelites a second chance to attack Ai. God promised to be with the Israelites this time.
God gave Joshua specific instructions to defeat Ai. Joshua followed God’s instructions completely, and God gave the Israelites complete victory! After the battle of Ai, God allowed the Israelites to plunder Ai, keeping whatever goods and livestock they wanted for themselves. Joshua built an altar to the Lord and offered burnt offerings and peace offerings. Joshua read the book of the law to the people.
How does God respond to our obedience? God blesses obedience to His will. Because of our faith in Jesus Christ, God is always with us, and we are victorious over our enemies of sin and death. Remind your kids we don’t have right standing with God because we obey. We obey because He sent His Son, Jesus, to die in our place so we may be forgiven.
ICF Sunday School Coordinator
Session Title: The Day the Sun Stood Still
Bible Passage: Joshua 10:1-15