Mercy in the Margins (May – 2017)

Greetings to you all!

As a missionary chaplain for the Idaho Falls Rescue Mission, our passion is to give Jesus to the least.  The last.  And the lost.

Thanks so much for your desire to pray and partner with us.  Your prayers and giving are making a difference.

Some quick highlights from the trenches

  • This past month, I have been the case manager for fourteen men at the ARK.
  • Every Monday, I get together with men to discuss what they have learned in Sunday services among the local church communities.  We have named this the “Jesus Family Life” group.
  • On Tuesdays, it has been a joy to be reading through the Bible with some of the men. We call it the “Jesus in the Bible” Group.  Currently, we are in the book of I Chronicles.
  • On Thursdays, I lead a “Roots by the River” Bible study in Ephesians.
  • Early this Thursday morning, I lead the National Day of Prayer event downtown at the First Presbyterian Church.
  • Today, I opened up the Word and shared Jesus at the men’s breakfast for Berean Baptist Church.
  • And I am thankful for being given the opportunity to share the gospel hope and power of Christ’s death, burial, and resurrection when I recently officiated in a funeral and graveside service.

On the home front

  • Our oldest son is heading to India, May 10, for a short trip and then on to Hong Kong for an international business internship, May 17.  Please pray for his safety.
  • Our oldest daughter is flying from South Carolina back to Idaho today, May 6.  We look forward to seeing her!
  • Our youngest daughter is finishing her junior year at Skyline High School and plans  this summer on delving into some research for her senior project on human trafficking.
  • The Skyline freshmen class voted in our youngest son as next year’s Sophomore historian.  Also, we like to say that he is second in the state among 9th graders for throwing the shot put in track.

Prayer requests: May Jesus reign as King in Idaho Falls!

My four main ministry objectives: 1) Partner IFRM with local churches 2) Disciple IFRM staff, volunteers, and residents 3) Provide pastoral prayer, encouragement, counsel, and Biblical preaching and teaching 4) Help facilitate discipleship components for the Idaho Falls Rescue Mission and the future Renewed Life Recovery Program

Thanks for the prayers.  God bless you all.

roots by the river,

Todd Wood

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About Todd Wood

I am a servant of Jesus in Idaho Falls, Idaho. Join me in seeking Jesus in this city.
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