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Hi BVC’ers!!

Galatians 6:2 let us know to “carry each other’s burdens, and in this way you will fulfill the law of Christ.” We all have burdens (things that weigh us down or cause us concern). Perhaps you have a child that you pray for continuously because their lifestyle or decisions concerns you. Or perhaps having an illness would weigh you down (or the potential to have an illness). Burdens come in all shapes and sizes … some last a few hours while others last for a long time. Some we can escape from for a day or two but there are others that never seem to leave.

Galatians 6:2 lets us know that it is important to have other people praying for us during our burden-carrying days. Most often people come alongside during the tough stretches. A note arrives in the mail or we get a text message or perhaps e-mail…all to let us know that someone else has remembered us in prayer. It is during this time of prayer that we can feel our burdens lifted and a sense of hope reenters our lives. Prayer is the avenue through which burdens are carried by others and in a very real sense are given over to the hands of God!

Don’t ever feel like your request is too small or what you think is too insignificant. The truth is that every burden (no matter how great or small) is important. We need prayer. And we need the company of others.

ANNUAL MEETING RESULTS: We had a great 2017 Annual Meeting. Your new board members are DENNIS WILKISON and LES CUBERO. They join Jerett Olson, Ysmael Gajardo, and Santino Fortes. VERLE RAMIREZ was re-elected to serve as Treasurer. DAVID KNOBLICH was re-elected to serve as Secretary. The 2017 Faith Budget passed 100%

FOLLOW-UP MEETING SET: Dennis Wilkison presented exciting news about building plans. A detailed meeting is set for Sunday, February 26. Lunch will be provided that day and the meeting will follow. Every person who calls BVC their church home needs to be present if possible.

KNOW YOUR DESIGN class begins Tuesday, January 31, at 7 p.m. and concludes on Tuesday, February 7 (also at 7 p.m.). If you haven’t already registered for this class, please do so.

COMMUNITY FAMILY FESTIVAL is coming up on Saturday, April 15. If you would like to participate in reaching out to our community, please see either myself or Eloisa Fortes. More information will be coming out in February and March.

Have a great rest of the week — I’m looking forward to seeing you on Sunday!!
Love, Pastor Chuck