As we enter in to a new year (2019), God has been preparing us for our mission. In 2017, He directed us to be T.U. F. F. (Together, Uncommon, Focused, and Faithful). In 2018, He told us to D.I.G. (Deeper Into God). Now He is ready for us to be Soul Warriors For Christ. In His Word he has given us the battle plan and told us who the enemy is. Ephesians 6:12 tells us “For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of darkness of this age, against spiritual host of wickedness in the heavenly places.” He spoke to my heart and said “as we fight this battle, My peace and My joy will be with you and I will give you a love for all people that you have never known. It will be a steadfast love”. The Hebrew word to express this steadfast love is called Hesed. Now is the time for us to suit up. (Ephesians 6:11 – Put on the whole armor of God). Are you ready to fight in this Spiritual Warfare? Are you ready to become a Soul Warrior For Christ? Pray this prayer with us as we take on this new mantle for Christ: Father, You are the God for all people. We see you love us and people like us. You are much bigger than just loving one group of people. Help me today to think like Jesus. He went where people from the nations lived and gave His message to everyone. Help me to always think like that. I love my people- they are the ones easiest to understand. However, I must learn how to think bigger. As I look at the life of Jesus, I will learn how to do it. Give me eyes to see our true enemy as you show us in your word. Help us to equip ourselves with your full armor each day. Strengthen us to become warriors who will fight for the souls of our loved ones and strangers alike each day. I pray this in Jesus’ name. Amen. In His service, Pastor Woody Scott