Mercy in the Margins (June – 2021)

Greetings friends,

I thank you so much for your continued prayers for the ministry at the Idaho Falls Rescue Mission.

Here are some of the highlights from April and May

  • April 1: Pastors prayer meeting in Pocatello at Grace Lutheran Church (9 pastors)
  • April 2: Good Friday services: connected to the online UR His Church service at noon and then the Will Graham and Aaron Shust service at 2:00 pm; preached with Pastor Mike Cummins in the evening service with Seasoned By Grace Fellowship in Pocatello.
  • April 4: Resurrection Sunday services; taught at the Idaho Falls Rescue Mission at 7:00 am, preached at Shepherd of the Falls Lutheran Church at 9:30 am; at Seasoned by Grace Fellowship at 11:30 am; Baptismal service in the river with Jeremy at 2:30 pm; worshiped with Providence Downtown Church at 4:00 pm
  • April 7: EIPC luncheon at Greenhouse Coffee (12 pastors); IFRM Dine to Donate at Panda Express; evening Providence church service
  • April 8: Hannah & Sneh left for Liberia Medical Missions trip; IFRM staff breakfast with Pastor Mike Glaser (15 people)
  • April 13: EIPC prayer meeting at Berean Baptist Church (6 pastors)
  • April 18: Here I Stand Sunday – marking 500 year anniversary of Martin Luther at Diet of Worms
  • April 19: Hannah & Sneh return to Idaho from Liberia
  • April 24: Eastern Idaho Regional Worship Night at Rise Church – listened to Michelle Talaski share her testimony, prayed for her missionary endeavors
  • April 30: Attended the inaugural event of the Salt Lake School of Theology: Psalms Exegesis Colloquium with Dr. Jim Hamilton
  • May 1: Officiated in brother Stan’s funeral in Pocatello
  • May 11: EIPC prayer meeting at Eagle Rock Baptist Church (5 pastors)
  • May 13: IFRM Staff breakfast and devotion with Pastor Mike Cummins
  • May 22: Attended Pastor Kent Burchyett’s Celebration of Life service
  • May 27: Officiated in brother Emil’s funeral in American Falls

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! Thank you so much!

Prayer requests:

  • Thank you for your ongoing prayers for my family and ministry in eastern Idaho.
  • Please continue to pray for the healing of Pastor Warren Cuppy’s lungs, his respiratory system from the effects of COVID-19, and his enlarged aorta.
  • Please pray for the future expansion space of the Idaho Falls Rescue Mission.

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 the 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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