This past Sunday, May 6th, our faith community was joined by others in the neighborhood in a joint effort to pack hundreds of boxes with food for orphans in Haiti. Here's some of the pics: click here
James & Megan Bouck
“ 'Go out quickly into the streets and alleys of the town and bring in the poor, the crippled, the blind and the lame…so that my house will be full.' " Luke 14:21,23
WFTW aims to meet the physical and spiritual needs of the disabled around the world by providing wheelchairs and sharing the love of Christ. They do this by connecting the disabled with the church through disability awareness and by educating and training local churches in disability ministry. It was started by Joni Erickson Tada, a quadriplegic woman who has a heart to reach those the forgotten and the outcasts. It is estimated that throughout the world there is a need for 20-30 million wheelchairs. In some of these countries the cost of a wheelchair can equal a year's wages, resulting in the impossibility for people affected by disability to ever receive one. Living in isolation, lacking simple mobility and cut off from life, many disabled are also tragically cut off from the local church. As a result, many have never heard the gospel message or experienced Christ’s love.
We would like to ask you to pray for us now, before we go, as well as while we are away:
•Exodus 33:15 “The Lord replied, ’My presence will go with you, and I will give you rest.’ Then Moses said to Him, ‘If Your presence does not go with us, do not send us up from here’.” Please pray that I would be like-hearted (that I would desire to only go where God leads).
•That we would be unified as a married couple in the work God has set out before us. That we would grow stronger together as a result of this trip.
•That we would be unified as a team having the same vision, being one in both mind and heart united in Christ.
•That God would be preparing each of us for the work we will do there. That we would be safe in all of our travels and we would be healthy. (NO visits to the hospital!!!)
•That the Holy Spirit would go before us and be preparing the hearts of those in China. Pray we would be able to share the love of Christ to all we come in contact, and that lives would be transformed.
Thank you so much for your prayers. I feel that the Lord is opening exciting doors and I am humbled to be able to serve Him by reaching out to the forgotten. Thank you so much for being a part of this with us.
May The Lord bless you,
James and Meg
Join us this Sunday May 5th – we're packing food boxes headed to feed Haiti orphans:
Time: 5:00 pm
Location: at our Sunday gathering building at 1951 J Street
Bring your cash and/or mad food boxing skills – We need about 150 volunteers & about 80 of you attend our Sunday service; so do the math!
Go here for more info on the Hope for Haiti Project : If you can't make it & want to donate, go to the site & click 'San Diego'
- our normal parking lot on 10th between Island & J
- the parking garage under the Fit Gym - next block down, between J & Park on right hand side, mid block:
- 350 10th Avenue San Diego, CA 92101 / map
See you then…
A Day at the San Diego Food Bank
‘For I was hungry, and you gave Me something to eat; I was thirsty, and you gave Me something to drink; I was a stranger, and you invited Me in; – Jesus, Matthew 25:35
Icon is partnering up with another faith community to volunteer at the San Diego Food Bank & you are invited to come along & serve! Here's the info:
Hope to see you there…
For Immediate Release
Contact: Danielle Berg 619.892.4280 d.berg at mac.com
SCREENING OF TRAFFICKING DOCUMENTARY: THE VIOLENCE OF LIGHT
Friday, July 29th, 7:00 PM
Icon Church Space: 955 south 16th St. San Diego, CA 92113
When you hear the words “Human Trafficking” do you conjure up an image of exploited children in some poverty stricken third world country? Well, think again. The Violence of Light, directed by Adam Cunningham, is a documentary about human trafficking in the United States and the commercial sexual exploitation of children. Filmed in major cities across the country, including San Diego, it uncovers how this issue, often thought of as confined to third world countries, is growing in the United States. The film looks at all levels of the issue, from cross border trafficking, to child pornography, to the prostitution of minors from our own neighborhoods. Furthermore, it exposes the social norms that promote the sexualization of children, leading to a tolerance of exploitation.
This film is being shown in connection with a benefit concert and art show on August 13th to raise money for Generate Hope, an organization that helps trafficking survivors. The purpose is to raise awareness and promote education about this issue.
Much more info in the 'Read & Post Comments' link below…
If you have still have a bottle(s) please bring it in…thank you!
by Jessee Eisner
Hey everybody! The end of the world is near (May 21st, if you've seen the billboards). What better way to celebrate than with a great show at the Casbah! Gayle will be opening for Strand of Oaks and Joe Pug and the Hundred Mile Band at the Casbah on May 19th. She'll be performing with the ridiculously talented guitarist Matt Clowminzer. We had a great time there last summer and hope you'll join us again! The show starts at 9 PM and Gayle is first, so please come early and grab a drink w/ us! Apocalyptic attire is appreciated and encouraged.
Bring your bowling shoes to Icon on Sunday.
Join us for Free Bowling at the East Village Tavern & Bowl. We'll be heading over there after our Sunday gathering & everybody is invited. Bowling will be free from 1:00-2:30 p.m. for the Icon group & The Tavern serves food & drink so you can plan on having lunch there if you'd like to order something. Children of all sizes welcome…
East Village Tavern & Bowl
930 Market St. | San Diego | CA 92101
Thanks to Chef Craig for setting this up & if you have any questions please contact him; craig or craig.driml (at) gmail (com)