Mercy in the Margins (November – 2021)

Greetings friends,

I thank you so much for your continued prayers for the ministry at the Idaho Falls Rescue Mission. As we enter the month of Thanksgiving and the new season of Christ’s Advent, there is so much that fills our hearts with thanks.

Here are some of the highlights from September and October:

  • September 1: Eastern Idaho Pastors Coalition luncheon (17 pastors)
  • September 9: IFRM breakfast, devotion, and staff meeting (23 people)
  • September 14: Pastors prayer meeting in Idaho Falls (5 pastors)
  • September 16: Pastors prayer meeting in Pocatello (6 pastors)
  • September 17: My Six Year Anniversary with IFRM; Dinner with BGEA staff, Junior Castillo
  • September 18: City-wide prayer meeting at Eagle Rock Baptist Church; Ordination service for Mark Matthews at Grace Baptist Church in Rexburg
  • September 26: Ruben shared his testimony at Providence
  • October 3: Greg shared his testimony at Providence
  • October 4: Dinner with BGEA staff
  • October 5: Presentation Meeting at Watersprings Church (40 pastors among 100+ people in attendance)
  • October 6: EIPC luncheon (12 pastors)
  • October 9: IFRM Navigate Discipleship Graduation at The Bridge Church (Dave & Jeremy); officiated in Ken’s funeral in American Falls
  • October 10: Mentoring on a high school project for IFRM
  • October 14: IFRM breakfast, devotion, and staff meeting
  • October 17: I was a guest preacher in the two Sunday morning services at Christ Community Church
  • October 18: “Ends of the Earth” Film Documentary
  • October 28: Pastors prayer meeting at First Baptist Church in Pocatello (7 pastors); attended evening Church History class with Pastor Dave B.
  • October 31: Reformation Sunday! Rocky shared his testimony at Providence

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.
  • Pray for the men enrolled in the Navigate Discipleship Program at the Idaho Falls Rescue Mission. We have six men in the program; two of them are in the candidacy phase.
  • Please pray for the future expansion space of IFRM.
  • We are hoping that the Bar J Wrangler Farewell Tour concert, November 29, at the Civic Center will be a successful fundraiser for IFRM.

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.
  • Bring Bible messages 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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