Posts from April 2020

Posts from April 2020

QUARANTINE: 40 DAYS TO TRANSFORMATION.

Dear FPCSA Family & Friends, The other night I was talking to my girlfriend, Sofía, when she off-handedly said, “The idea of quarantine is a Biblical concept.” I responded with the height of intellect: “Huh?!?”  I’ve studied the Hebrew and I’ve studied the Greek.  I don’t remember seeing the word “quarantine” anywhere. She explained, “The Spanish word for quarantine is cuarentena, which comes from the Spanish word for forty: cuarenta.  And forty is an important number in the Bible.  No?” I continued to…

Connections

Dear FPCSA Family & Friends,Yesterday I received my USA stimulus financial payment.  This morning I sent the full amount to FPCSA.I’m not telling you this so you’ll think I’m some great philanthropist.  Quite the contrary.  Because I am still employed, I do not feel comfortable profiting from the economic crisis in which we find ourselves.  Churches across the country are feeling the domino effect of this crisis.  Since most church budgets are based on the faithful giving of members and friends,…

We are family

Dear FPCSA Family & Friends, We started a month ago into uncharted waters.  And now we are in Holy Week in uncharted waters.  I was scheduled to be in Moloka’i this week.  That trip was initially postponed and now has been cancelled.  Sofia had planned to fly from Colombia to here on Monday, April 4th.  That trip has been postponed indefinitely.  Life has certainly changed! And if someone had told me a month ago we would be doing a Zoom Maundy Thursday service, I would…

Vision Test

Dear FPCSA Family & Friends, The vision of our church family is to see people connect with Jesus Christ and with one another.  That vision is being put to the test in our current situation.  Suddenly connecting with each other is much different.  It’s not necessarily harder or easier.  It’s just different.  Please, if you are feeling disconnected at all, please contact me by replying to this email or texting me: 714) 788-1920. Your church staff is doing the best they can…