Excerpt from Seven Words of Christmas
Merry Christmas! Enjoy this short excerpt from Pastor Robert's new book Seven Words of Christmas.
Surviving the Holidays
The holidays are usually such a great time of year, but for some, this season might be difficult, especially after the year we’ve had. To help you through this season, we’ve provided some practical tips that we pray encourage you.
The Most Precious Gift
In school I was taught that a baby in the womb was just a clump of cells. That lie, and the act of abortion, has destroyed many women’s lives, including my mother’s.
In an instant, everything changed for Michael and Mary Cruz. With no job to support them, nowhere to sleep but their car, and a baby on the way, they were crying out to God for help. His answer was so much more than they ever expected.
Equipped to Serve
From providing meals to providing life-saving blood donations, God is using our church to meet the needs our communities are facing in light of COVID-19.
The Power of Prayer
In the midst of the coronavirus outbreak, our church has organized special events to pray for local hospital staff and patients. We’ve united in prayer for strength, protection, hope, and healing.
Connecting to Hope
As our communities, nation, and world face a crisis never seen before, anxiety, loneliness, and despair have crept into people’s lives. Gateway is showing God’s love and connecting people through simple text messages, leading to hope.
One Purple Egg
“I became a Christian when I was 18, but years later I still felt lost. Seven years ago, I was in a really dark place and had done all I could do—all I knew to do."
His Hands and Feet
Seeing the rising needs in our communities, Gateway campus leaders have come up with safe, creative ways to help people most at risk to the coronavirus.
Rodolfo Salcedo thought he had the remedy to help make his young daughter, Natalia, feel happy again.
Mayuri Flores de Vilchez’s big, beautiful smile reflects her gratitude for all that God has done in her life. A tenacious yet compassionate woman, she’s known to make bold sacrifices for her family, especially her children.
In 2008, Amy Ford attended Pink Impact and came out with a vision. God reminded her of herself 11 years earlier: pregnant and alone. Then she saw herself throwing baby showers for other girls in the same spot, and Amy knew what God was calling her to do.
More than a Musical
In 2013, years after some disappointments pursuing a career in the world of dancing and acting, Josey Chapman was once more auditioning to be in a show. Despite nerves and the potential to be rejected, she knew she had to do it.
A Steady Rudder
“The way my cancer was discovered was truly a ‘God thing.’ I had bought a term life insurance policy in 2002, and it came up for renewal in 2012. During that time, I had a doctor monitoring some spots on my liver."
God's Chosen People
The Messianic Jewish Bible Institute is merging with Gateway's Jewish ministry to form the new Gateway Center for Israel. Read more about the origins of this amazing center and how God is calling the Church to love the Jewish people.
Going the Distance
“After my son Josh’s freshman year of college, I suspected something was going on, so I told him that I wanted him to have a drug test before I would pay for any more schooling."
Craig Carillo’s Story
How Craig Carillo’s life changed after Gateway’s Christmas musical.
The Seventh Lap
"My son Ryder has been battling daily seizures since he was eight months old. In January 2018, I went to a women’s retreat and the Holy Spirit told me that Ryder was on his seventh lap—the walls were going to come down just like Jericho!"
When Kids Pray
"This winter I fell while rehearsing worship for our Gateway Kids’ services and later learned four ligaments in my left ankle had severe third-degree sprains, and my talus bone was fractured."
When JR Porter is worshipping God, the devil is turned upside down—literally. The tattoo on his arm is a reminder of the life he’s left behind.
Prisoner No More
"I had several police cars following me, and I didn’t know what to do. Should I make a run for it or accept that I was going back to prison for the third time?"
Going into All the World
“I felt called to missions when I was 12. It was just after my first Gateway ministry trip to Guatemala with my family."
A Beautiful Future
“I had a rough childhood—my innocence was stolen at a very young age. I remember knowing of God as a child, but I didn’t understand the relationship part."
Heart of Stewardship
“Last winter, I attended one of the messages from the Beyond Blessed series on stewardship and tithing. I’ve always struggled with tithing (i.e., I’ve never done it!). My giving was sporadic and much less than 10 percent."
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