Season of Thanksgiving

Hi ACC Teachers & Volunteers,

During this season of thanksgiving, I’m reminded to be thankful no matter how easy or difficult life is. I am thankful for my family and my extended family.

I’m also thankful for the opportunity to serve at ACC with all of you on Sundays and Awana Fridays. It’s an extreme blessing to have faithful coworkers serving in God’s Kingdom together. You all make sacrifices of time and energy in your preparations and service to be away from your families and your personal time. God is made known because of you and I believe that He is pleased.

1 Thessalonians 5: 16-18 

16 Rejoice always, 17 pray without ceasing, 18 give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.

The scripture above reminds me of 4 things:

1. Find ways to have joy in life no matter the circumstances.
2. Talk to God all day long and share your thoughts, successes and failures with Him.
3. Be thankful about everything… the successes and that failures are learning opportunities.
4. If you are not sure of what God’s will is in your life, start with these 3 things.

The following scripture verses from Ephesians are my prayer for each of you as well as an encouragement to you. Pray this over your loved ones and the children that you serve at ACC. Re-read it at least 3 times to let this scripture really sink in. Let the Holy Spirit speak to you.

Ephesians 1: 15-21 (ESV)

15 For this reason, because I have heard of your faith in the Lord Jesus and your love toward all the saints, 16 I do not cease to give thanks for you, remembering you in my prayers, 17 that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give you the Spirit of wisdom and of revelation in the knowledge of him, 18 having the eyes of your hearts enlightened, that you may know what is the hope to which he has called you, what are the riches of his glorious inheritance in the saints, 19 and what is the immeasurable greatness of his power toward us who believe, according to the working of his great might 20 that he worked in Christ when he raised him from the dead and seated him at his right hand in the heavenly places, 21 far above all rule and authority and power and dominion, and above every name that is named, not only in this age but also in the one to come.

Thank you all and God bless you richly…

Teacher Francisco