Mercy in the Margins (December – 2020)

Greetings friends,

During the month of November, I have been sharing Bible messages on Facebook Live, 9:30 am, for the Shepherd of the Falls Lutheran Church family in American Falls. At 11:30 am, I started joining the Seasoned By Grace Fellowship in Pocatello to teach God’s Word. And then I conclude wonderful ministry on Sundays at 4:00 pm services with Pastor Warren Cuppy at Providence Downtown Church in Idaho Falls. I am so thankful to fellowship with faithful brothers and sisters in Eastern Idaho who love God, His Word, and others. They are a great encouragement to me in the midst of national political unrest, the constant concerns of COVID-19, and the pressing problems with ministry on the streets.

Here are some of the highlights from November:

  • November 3: Election Day
  • November 4: EIPC Lunch – Thanksgiving & Praise at the Idaho Falls Rescue Mission (12 pastors)
  • November 10: Pastors Prayer Meeting at the Villa Coffeehouse
  • November 12: IFRM staff breakfast and fellowship with Pastor Gordon Boyle (16 people)
  • November 13: Picked up three brothers from the Mission, we joined in worship with the Eastern Idaho Worship Collective at Christ Community Church
  • November 15: Shared my first message with Seasoned By Grace Fellowship at The Leavitt Center in Pocatello
  • November 20: Attended a graveside service for a sister in American Falls
  • November 23 & 25: Helped at the Idaho Falls Soup Kitchen
  • November 26: Thanksgiving Day

Would you like to contribute financially on a monthly basis to my missionary work?  Here are a couple of ways: (1) Send the contribution to Emmaus Road Church and specifically mark it as “missionary fund for Todd Wood”, or (2) You are welcome to give directly to me.  Thank you so much!

Prayer requests:

  • Thank you for your ongoing prayers for my family and ministry in eastern Idaho.
  • We pray for the United States of America.
  • Please pray the exalting of Christ during the Advent Season.

My four current ministry objectives:

  • Be a servant missionary-pastor with Providence Downtown Church that specifically ministers to the incarcerated, the addicted, the homeless, and impoverished.  It is a church ministering and bringing mercy to those in the margins.
  • Pulpit supply and pastoral encouragement to the Shepherd of the Falls Lutheran Church family in American Falls and to the Seasoned By Grace Fellowship in Pocatello.
  • Minister as a pastor with the Idaho Falls Rescue Mission.
  • Be a blessing to the pastors in Idaho Falls and throughout the region through the Eastern Idaho Pastors Coalition (EIPC).

May Jesus reign as King!

roots by the river,

Todd Wood (downtown missionary)

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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