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Ben Komanapalli, Jr. wrote about “FAITH IN ACTION,” and if today you do not have “FAITH” in God you are in trouble. This is what he said: The subject of having faith in God is something that seems very elementary in our walk, but a closer look at “faith” might change that. Everyone of us who is a Christian became one by placing our faith in God. But if we don’t examine ourselves on a continual basis, we will soon find ourselves placing our faith in everything but God. It all starts with believing. You cannot act on something if you don’t believe, it is important that what you and I believe is in line with the word of God. Believing in God is not the same as having faith in God. Faith requires action. Read Hebrews 11:6 ( KJV).

HELLO MORENO VALLEY

Moreno Valley The celebration service for Derwyn A. Bean was a great reflection of his life. Even though Coach Bean was not well, he never complained as the song goes “I want complain,” even then he was amazed at the grace God gave him and the song selection was “Amazing Grace.”

Francine Bradshaw blessed everyone with “I Bowed on My Knees and Cried Holy.” First Lady Marilyn Jones blessed us with “If you Hear of My Homegoing Don’t Worry About Me.” His pastor, brother, and friend Rev. Willie Chambers, Jr., Pastor of Mt. Moriah Baptist Church Riverside gave a powerful reflection of his life from 1 Corinthians 15:51–58. The message, His Labor Was Not In Vain. Derwyn will be well missed in this community, Please remember this family in prayer.

Moreno Valley and the Inland Empire: It is that time again. The Buffalo Soldiers Monument Event, will be held on Saturday July 30, 2011, sponsored by Rare Breed M.C. and hosted by Skip Fordyce Harley–Davidson at 7688 Indiana Ave., Riverside. Behind every motorcycle is a story of the man who rode it. Come out and share your story at Skip Fordyce Harley–Davidson and you could win a trip to the Harley–Davidson Museum and be featured in the African Americans in Motorcycling exhibit. All proceeds benefit the Inland Empire Buffalo Soldiers Heritage Association. There will be a 50/50 opportunity drawing, domino tournaments, live entertainment, Bar-B-Que and much more. Time 9:00 a.m. For more information contact (951) 657–7088, or call (951) 785- 0100 or visit their website at www.skipfordyce.com.

SAVE THE DATE - SEPTEMBER 17, 2011: The Inland Empire Buffalo Soldiers Heritage Association will host a special project, the Riverside County Foster Children Luggage Drive. There will be more information at a later date. Remember to save your old, good, new, and clean luggage for a child.

The homegoing services for Pastor Freddie White will be held at Cathedral Of Praise International Ministries Saturday, July 23, 2011. Pastor White was the pastor of New Vision Gospel Ministries. Remember the family and the church family in your prayers. Please call COPIM for the time.

I thought I’d leave you with this: “Beauty Tea,” What do you imagine when you hear the word beauty? The colors of a midsummer sunset? The fragrance of a rose? The roar of ocean waves crashing on a cliff? Often we apply the term only in describing physical attractiveness. But there’s so much more to genuine beauty than that. Mothers have told daughters for multiple generations, “Beauty is only skin deep,” and “Pretty is as pretty does.” Nearly 1,000 years before Jesus was born, scripture taught all who would listen, “Charm is deceptive, and beauty is fleeting; but a woman who fears the Lord is to be praised” Proverbs 31:30. Yes we all have bad hair days, days we don’t feel “pretty.” Our mirrors reveal flaws and imperfections.

But scars, crow’s feet, cellulite, wrinkles, and warts do not define us. Knowing, trusting, loving, and living for Jesus makes us beautiful. I pray that His loveliness will be reflected in me. 1 Peter 3:3-4.

BE BLESSED
J.B.

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