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On the 20th of May 2018 we celebrated Eleven years; that's

572 Sundays of breaking bread together 

1,716 hours in His presence with each other

6,177,600 seconds of family conversations 

It has been nothing but an amazing testimony of God's grace 

Thank you to everyone that's been part of this amazing journey and if we haven't seen you in a while - we miss you. 

 

 
 

Shofar so good

A Shofar? What's that? A Shofar is a ram's horn, a musical instrument played in the days when Noah and Moses still walked the earth.

On Sunday the Shofar was blown near the beginning of our church service as a shout of God's victory over the whole of Australia. 

Why did we do that?

Well the Shofar is blown usually to tell people that something important is happening. It could be a visit from the King, the beginning of a battle or to tell everyone that the battle has been won.

So we did just that. People spoke about God's power, victory and how great He is. And it was really great to see the strength in unity as God's people came together to stand for Him and with Him.

In our church prayer meeting earlier, last week. Pastor Yvonne realised during the worship, that every song we sang spoke of how God wants us to make a clear sound to prepare the way for battle and prepare the way for the Lord (I Corinthians 14:8).

Our voices are coming together with other churches in Perth for 40 days to pray and fast for transformation and revival in Australia, and you can join us too!

At the church office we'll be doing just that at our fortnightly prayer meetings and you're welcome to join us.

The next meeting will be this Thursday 22nd February, 7.30pm at 51 Wittenoom Street, East Perth, WA 6004.

Don't forget that your words and voice are powerful, let's use it to declare and position ourselves for blessings.

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Beauty in Brokenness

Did you know that back in the day when you broke a ceramic bowl in Japan (and still now in fact), you can get it repaired with gold?

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Yup, I did say gold. There's a form of ceramic repairing called Kintsugi. The more I read about this process, the more I recognise the fingerprints of God all over it.

Kintsugi uses gold to highlight the cracks created upon breaking. The reason being is because brokenness is seen as an event in its life and not a reason to end its service. The process is not only used to stick broken pieces together, but in the event where pieces are missing, the gold lacquer is used to fill-in what was missing.

It's a great image of what healing Jesus brings to our lives.

In moments of our weakness and brokenness, He brings healing and an in-pouring of his gold found in his love, restoration and transformation. It's our scars which testify of God's goodness and strength. 

When Jesus appeared to his disciples after he was resurrected he proudly wore his scars on his hands and feet.

His scars spoke of what he overcame.

He overcame the grave in sin and death to bring us freedom and life of abundance. Similarly, the gold used to fix broken vessels highlights our scars for all to see, reflecting what we've overcome and the completeness that we find in Christ.

God is the gold, the golden beauty found in our brokenness, making us beautiful.

At whatever stage you find yourself in your Kintsugi process, know that God sees, he sees your beauty and strength even if you don't recognise it yourself. He is working to make you whole and worthy of his love.

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Bev's Story

Hi Folk's

Finally getting around to posting some of these story's as promised! And this is one I was pretty excited to share with you guys.

Bev has been cooking our kitchen for roughly 8 year's, and let me tell you folk's- that is quite a feat! She is one of our longest serving cooks so I was really excited to hear a little bit about her journey at Eagles City Mission and the courage that God gave her. 

So without further delay, here is Bev's story.

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I began attending Eagles City Mission in November 2009. God had really placed on my heart the need to minister to the homeless. I had asked for prayer regarding this at my church at the time and one of the pastors told me about Eagles. After further prayer and consideration I contacted Basil who invited me to attend a service.  God gave me the courage to firstly call and then turn up on my own to this unknown place in the city!

"Once at ECM I felt immediately at home and that it was where God wanted me to serve."

I also felt challenged… was truly out of my comfort zone! I joined the kitchen crew that day and was cooking for the next week! It was only through the courage and peace He gave that I was able to do this. I was not a cook or had never made anything in big quantities! Just attending ECM was a big faith step, let alone cooking.

"I really learnt to trust God!"

 After a couple of years God gave me the challenge to further commit to Him and make Eagles City Mission my home church rather than a place to minister.  I met my husband at ECM. We now both cook and serve in the kitchen crew. 

"God taught me he will bless you where and when you are least expecting it! His timing, His way!"

Through all these tests of faith this journey has included, God has provided the most wonderful, amazing people at ECM who encourage and support. Their willingness to follow God has then assisted in enabling me to do the same.

"To sum up my journey… what a challenge, what a blessing!"

10 years old!

Can you believe that we are rounding up to our 10th birthday here at Eagles City Mission?! I certainly can't! the last 10 years have been an amazing journey and I for one am so so glad to have been able to be on the ride with an amazing group of people. What a treasure!

I really believe we have something pretty special at Eagles City Mission. We have an amazing, dedicated and beautifully genuine team behind the scenes and often I hear that these people are growing as rapidly in God's love and getting as much out of this experience as the people in our congregation, often times more so. 

So I asked a few of our crew to briefly share their stories.

As we hit the 10 year mark it's a real honor to take a step back and look at what God has been doing. Even behind the scenes!

So keep an eye on this space for those stories and we hope to see you this Sunday at 4pm for our 10 year celebration service!