Good Reads: March 2019

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Good Reads is your monthly dose of articles, curated by LOFT City Church’s own Pastor Sam Chacko. They can provide insight and guidance in topics like leadership, spiritual growth, and relationships. If you’re not in the mood to think, but would like a laugh, scroll to the bottom to check out Check out the links below for topics that are relevant for you.

And Jesus increased in wisdom and stature, and in favor with God and with people. (Luke 2:52)

 

Wisdom:  Leadership

5 Women in History the Church Should Celebrate

I’m Exhausted — How Do I Recharge My Body Without Neglecting My Soul?

God’s Process for Growing a Leader

How to Handle Criticism in Life & Leadership

Favor with God:  Spiritual Growth

3 People Jesus Meets at the Table

3 Things that Keep Christians from Living with a Sense of Urgency

When You Make Your Bed in Hell

A Way to Pray Specifically for Our Neighborhoods

Favor with People:  Relationships

How to Have Healthy Conversations About Race

7 Questions for Meaningful Conversations with Believers

Three Biblical Prayers to Say for Your Parents

Three Reminders For Parents In The Trenches With Young Children

Just for Laughs

10 Arguments For Christianity That Are Guaranteed Mic Drops

A Flashback to Honduras


Nicole Chacko shared her testimony from her first missions trip to Honduras. She’ll hopefully be heading back this year and you can, too. Start praying about going – the dates are August 29-September 2. 

On the first day of the missions trip we went to the Pastor’s house and told him our story and he told us his. We spent half of our day with him, ate lunch and took a tour of his land. After that, we split into groups and went to other homes in the area. Our group went to three houses on the first day. We met some amazing people that day. We went to church that night and unexpectedly found out that we had to sing on stage. We were not prepared at all.

On the second day we went back to the pastor’s house to talk about the people we had met. Then we split into our groups and went to some more houses. We went to one house and met a wonderful person. Her name is Margarita and she is so sweet and kind. It was a joy to spend time with her. That night we had a soccer night, where all the boys played soccer, and we painted the girls’ nails and did face paint. We also did their hair. It was so much fun. That night we went to church and sang on stage again, but we were way more prepared this time. That was the last night we saw most of them so we took pictures and had a great time.

On the last day we went back to the pastor’s house, then split back up to go to a house we had already been to or one other house. So we went to Margarita’s daughter’s house and got to know her. Then we went to Margarita’s house to say our goodbyes. The rest of the day we went to the market and hung out. That night we ate dinner with our missions coordinator and his family, the pastor and his family, and our amazing translators.

I had such a good time on this trip, and I wanted to thank you for the love and prayers you gave me during this trip. On this missions trip God led me to meet some amazing people and I hope to build great relationships with them in the future. I can’t wait until next year’s trip.