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Breakthrough prayer leads to $31,000 gift for homeless

Sioux Falls First United Methodist Church directed its Christmas Eve offering to the Bishop Dudley Hospitality House, a new ecumenical ministry for the homeless, a change from past procedure. The result was a donation of just over $31,000. The outreach effort of First UMC is the result of months of prayer.
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Showing Christ to children through snacks

Every Friday over 375 children attending elementary schools in Mitchell, South Dakota go home with a few snacks and the knowledge that someone cares about them. The mission of the Mitchell Weekend Snack Pack program is to put easy to prepare snacks for the weekend in the hands of children, when parents are working or there is no food in their home.
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Keeping connected to God

A year and a half ago, Sue Nilson Kibbey was the teacher/speaker at Annual Conference. Her words about prayer coupled with her recommendation of “The Circle Maker” by Mark Batterson led to a season of renewed passion for prayer in my personal life as well as a time of leading the church in a breakthrough prayer initiative over the course of the following year. I remember it feeling like a cold drink of water after a long desert season and an opening of my eyes to all Christ could do.
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A Message from the Bishop

We have entered the season of Epiphany. This is the portion of the church year in which we celebrate that Jesus is the Light of the World. A Light that shines in the darkness and a Light that can never be extinguished. A Light that came into the world to fulfill the law. A Light that came into the world offering us salvation, hope, and abundant life. A Light that came into the world to make God’s love incarnate.
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