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Cooper did great, and the surgery was a huge success. PRAISE GOD! Cooper’s heart was in better condition than the doctor thought and the doctor didn’t have to do one of the procedures that he had planned.  So, the surgery was one hour shorter than expected.  Little Coop is recovering in the hospital.

Thank you EVERYONE for praying.  God answers prayer and is still in the miracle business.  The beat goes on.  Team Cooper is STRONG!

“Again, truly I tell you that if two of you on earth agree about anything they ask for, it will be done for them by my Father in heaven. For where two or three gather in my name, there am I with them.” Matthew 18:19-20

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Please pray of our short-term mission team flying down to Haiti today.  They will spend a week working with Voices of Christ Haiti and ministering to the kids of the orphanage, school and community.  Let’s pray for lives to be changed on both ends.

Team Members:

Michael Anefils

Regine Anefils

Jacob Baird

Jamie Evans
Bill Hildebrand
Maria Hildebrand
Matt Hildebrand
Stefanie Hildebrand
Fred Maidment
Kim Parker
Elliott Rogers
Jacqueline Scales
Alex Teague
Lindsay Zubler


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Yesterday after each service at Graystone Ozora, I had the opportunity to pray with several people.  I am continuing today to pray for those requests.  I am praying today for…

  • A young couple who is trusting God for the conception of a child
  • A couple of wives who would like jobs closer to home and church
  • A little boy who needs God to heal his heart
  • A young man who rededicated his life yesterday
  • A mom who is praying for the salvation of her adult son, daughter in law and grandchildren
  • A young marriage to be restored
  • A grandmother and mom who were spontaneously baptized
  • A mom who feels called to minister to children with disabilities

Please join me in prayer.

“Again, truly I tell you that if two of you on earth agree about anything they ask for, it will be done for them by my Father in heaven.” Matthew 18:19







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Tyler is in training to become a great staff husband.

Tyler is in training to become a great staff husband.

There are definitely more than 99 kids at Sports Camp.  Actually, with limiting the age group to completed K-5th grade, we have a manageable number of kids to minister to this Sports Camp.  This year has been so well led and organized.  And every night I am blown away by our incredible staff, staff spouses, and amazing volunteers.  Graystone is a church full of servant leaders (Mark 10:45).

Tonight during the teaching time the gospel will be clearly presented and the older elementary kids will have an opportunity to commit their lives to Jesus Christ.  Small Group Leaders will follow up with each child in his/her group and make sure they understand the gospel. Let’s pray for the ONE in each small group.  In fact, let’s be bold and pray all day today for DOZENS of kids’ lives to be changed for all eternity.

I tell you that in the same way there will be more rejoicing in heaven over one sinner who repents than over ninety-nine righteous persons who do not need to repent.” Luke 15:7


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Motorcycle Jump from Sports Camp 2011

Motorcycle Jump from Sports Camp 2011

Katie, Brie, Carolyn, our Graystone staff, and our entire Graystone Kids Team have been working really hard to get ready for Sports Camp 2014.  It is only 3 days away!  Here are 5 Things you should know:

1. There are already more kids preregistered for Sports Camp this year than ever. PRAISE GOD!

2. We need as many volunteers as possible on Sunday at 1:30PM to get the Ozora Campus ready for Sports Camp.   We specifically need men to move furniture and line the fields.   There will be something for EVERYONE to do.

3. We need coaches to volunteer for baseball, softball and art. This is a great opportunity for men to step up and serve. If you have a high school student who plays one of these sports, he/she would be perfect.

4. Sports Camp is one of my favorite weeks of the year at Graystone because EVERYONE is serving each night, and it’s a great opportunity to fellowship and get to know each other. I’m really looking forward to meeting many new Graystone folks and making new friends. If you are looking to get connected at Graystone, there is no better way to do it than to volunteer to serve at Sports Camp.

5. Let’s pray together and trust God to change dozens of elementary kids’ lives for all eternity. This is what Sports Camp is all about. And God is gracious enough to allow each of us an opportunity to be a part of it.

“Again, truly I tell you that if two of you on earth agree about anything they ask for, it will be done for them by my Father in heaven.” Matthew 18:19

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One over Ninetynine

I talked with a young couple at church yesterday. It was the second time we have spoken. They wanted me to meet their 2 year old son. They said their son had a hard time going into the Graystone Kids area at first, but now he loves it.

The young dad said they’ve been coming to Graystone as a family since the Unhappily Ever After series. He said it’s the first time he has been to church in over 15 years. I asked him what brought him back to church. His wife answered and said that they were invited by friends who are members of Graystone.

She said she came by herself for the first time on Vision Sunday when I shared about the ONE. She said her husband was her ONE, and God answered her prayer really fast. PRAISE GOD!

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Graystone Church is partnering with The Hope Epidemic and sending a short-term mission team from our Walton Campus to Karosta, Latvia from May 17-27. Please pray for their safety. Pray for them to grow closer to God and have a life-changing experience. And pray for God to use them to share the love of Jesus, care for orphans, and impact lives for all eternity. Thank you.

Latvia Team Members

Andrew Coats
Cindy Matza
Sawyer Matza
Kevin O’Shields
Nathan O’Sheilds

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