National Day of Prayer Breakfast 2019

May 6, 2019

May 2nd we gathered in food and fellowship with our community to pray alongside each other and the entire country for the National Day of Prayer. Breakfast was generously donated by Pete Medure of Medure’s Catering in New Castle; and our speaker was Greg Marshall, Outreach Pastor at New Life Baptist Church in New Wilmington.

The theme for his talk was John 13:34: “Love one another. Just as I have loved you.” Pastor Marshall spoke to us how we could, “learn to love everybody. Not just our family and friends, but those who have wronged us. Not just our co-works and acquaintances, but even those we pass by that we may not pay attention to.”

He shared with us the story from Matthew 20 about two blind men who Jesus healed when he was walking through a town. Jesus did five things. He heard their cries; he stopped, looked and acknowledged them. He asked what they wanted from him and he gave them the healing touch. What could we do today in order to emulate what Jesus did in Matthew 20? We could, “listen for clues that people are in pain.[We could] stop whatever [we’re] doing at the moment. [We could] look past people’s behavior to see their value. [We could] ask people what they need [and not assume that we know]. [We could] do whatever [we] can to help – to touch someone else’s pain.”  

We want to give a big thanks to all those who helped with this event! Special thanks to Pete Medure, Greg Marshall and Jeremy Gardner, Worship Pastor at New Life Baptist.