by Julieanna Kear on November 2nd, 2021
You may have heard we have new partners in Kosovo!School’s in session!Praise God! The girls’ school opened in person and we have started language training. Here is a picture of the first days of school for all of us!https://storage.snappages.site/62CFV6/assets/files/scott-family.pngEliana and Malia are attending an international school called Prishtina High School. They are adjusting well and gett...
Discipleship Family has First Responder's Breakfast
by Julieanna Kear on October 11th, 2021
On September 25, 2021 Gospel Alliance had a contingent of first responders show up at the front doors of the building. It was not in response to a big emergency and it was not a surprise to one of our Discipleship Families (DF). One of our DFs held an appreciation breakfast for the local first responders which included fire, police, and emergency medical departments. All three services were repre...
When the Wind Blows
by Julieanna Kear on September 23rd, 2021
I love wind chimes and have three on my back porch. The other day I heard it making its sweet sound as the wind was blowing. As I was enjoying the sound I realized it was a single sound and not the usual blend, it sounded as if only one was working. I didn’t think chimes could stop working so I went out to investigate. Sure enough, I saw only one freely ringing in the wind, one I could barely ...
Kidz Camp 2021
by Julieanna Kear on July 27th, 2021
Kidz Camp 2021 was filled with God's presence!The meals, snacks, games, lessons, worship, scripture verses, crafts, check in, nursery, decorations, drivers, etc. all came together for God's glory! Our team of leaders put so much of themselves into the mission of providing a fun filled environment where kids can meet Jesus, and with 81 kids, 11 did for the first time! I’m sure Miss Barb set a new r...
by Julieanna Kear on July 15th, 2021
If you have ever had the pleasure of being loved by a dog, you understand how much joy they can bring to your life. For the past 4 years, we have had the honor to be owned by a 175lb lap dog, our St. Bernard named Buford, aka Biff.
Discipleship Family Encounter
by Julieanna Kear on April 20th, 2021
When ministry is part of everyday life sharing our faith becomes real. A couple weeks ago we were with our Discipleship Family celebrating a birthday at La Eda’s. One of the fun things we do as a DF is go out to eat and look for some way to bless someone we encounter. Our waitress was fun and we all seemed to connect with her, she had us all sing “Happy Birthday” to the birthday boy and she was...
GAC Dek Hockey Team
by Julieanna Kear on April 6th, 2021
Often as Christians we participate in activities or ministry events and we are not able to determine if that thing we just did helped to bring anyone to Christ, or if we did anything to strengthen anyone’s walk with the Lord. The Dek Hockey team at GAC has been active for quite a few years, and for many of those years there have been questions about the impact the team has had on the community.Mo...
When God Makes You Late
by Julieanna Kear on March 19th, 2021
For me Sunday mornings usually fluctuate between being busy and being downright chaotic. Not only are there many moving parts to a Sunday church gathering, but I want to talk to people and spend time connecting with God. This particular Sunday I wasn’t preaching so I had a bit more time to interact before having our START HERE newcomers luncheon. As the last song ended I saw one c...
First Grader Prays During After School Program
by Julieanna Kear on February 15th, 2021
We picked up the van riders this week for the after school program and we asked for a volunteer to pray for the trip. A first grader volunteered and she prayed a beautiful and (I believe)Holy Spirit led prayer! She thanked the Lord for the good work that the church is doing. She asked God to help the church continue to do His work. It was such an encouragement to all the after school program vo...
GAC Prayer Gatherings Not the Typical Prayer Meeting
by Julieanna Kear on February 9th, 2021
Monday night prayer gatherings...not the typical prayer meeting we were used to, but that's a good thing!! We didn't even know if we would pray out loud that first night, we were surprised how natural it seemed, and couldn't wait to be a part of it the next week! Not being used to guided prayer, we were so amazed at how God used specific topics and scripture to help us pray more effectively for o...
Bag Brigade Service Moves the Community
by Julieanna Kear on February 5th, 2021
Last month my daughter’s soccer team volunteered to pack bags at the Bag Brigade. We had about 20 girls and 6 or 7 parents and 1 coach packing all kinds of food, candy, and toiletries. If you’ve never been packing, it’s amazing!! It’s a well-oiled machine operation that organizes and assembles hundreds of meals in less than one hour.About 20 minutes into packing my daughter’s coach looked up at m...
God uses GAC Grad in Cleveland
by Julieanna Kear on January 22nd, 2021
Many of you have watched Joel Engstrom grow up and into a young adult as a member of the Gospel Alliance Family. It is exciting for our church when our youth choose to further their knowledge in Biblical and Religious studies. Joel shared some of the ways God is calling him to spend his time through his internship in Cleveland. He is helping to lead a 6th grade boys small group at youth group a...