In September 2022, the government of the State of Texas began sending migrants seeking asylum in the U.S. to northern cities, including Elk Grove Village, IL, where Kingdom Impact Theater Ministries is based.
Since then, KIT Ministries and the Elk Grove Interfaith Council have monitored progress assisting the original 85 migrants, and the hundreds of others in the Chicagoland area, in the process of being physically and spiritually safe and secure while legal matters are resolved.
Five months later, many matters remained in flux between federal, state and local officials and the individuals awaiting answers. At the February 2023 Interfaith meeting, the Council resolved there was one path to take to overcome the obstacles and repeated ball of confusion: Intercessory prayer. Thus, several pastors participating the council agreed to encourage individual congregations to intervene in prayer.
Here are eight specific items of prayer:
May We Give to YOU This Tuesday?
Photo by Claudio Schwarz on Unsplash
By Michael Edgar Myers
I'm writing while reflecting on "Giving Tuesday," the designated Tuesday after Thanksgiving when not-for-profit organizations concentrate on requesting financial donations. It's a laudable period of end-of-the-year generosity, even if a tad overwhelming.
No doubt you have received many "Giving Tuesday" email requests in recent days. If you're like me, you may feel a twinge of pressure to try giving to everyone, as if #GivingTuesday is a do-it-or-lose it competition with leftovers from Black Friday and Cyber Monday. For us, "Giving Tuesday" isn't a landing site, it's a launching pad of Yes, And... Y
So, to be transparent, yes, this IS a request to give...AND it is not. Yes, we would be thankful if you gave financially to Kingdom Impact Theater Ministries (today, even), AND I want to let you know there's a deeper reason I'm writing. It's to thank you for the intangible gifts you have given us already so that we may give to others.
Songs of Worship in Ukraine
By Michael Edgar Myers
A colleague of ours with Artists in Christian Testimony Intl is a music ministry educator in Ukraine. As the Russian attacks were imminent, our colleague sent a post to A.C.T. Intl artists in 47 countries encouraging us to begin infusing oft-sung Ukrainian songs of worship in our local congregational assemblies. Three of the selections are original compositions by musical worship leaders in Ukraine, perhaps not known Stateside. YouTube links and link to the full story can be provided.
What We Want for Christmas
It is not the easiest question to answer: “What do you want for Christmas?”
The KIT 'n' Kaboodle Blog
The essays here are culled from our travels, conversations, worship experiences and discoveries.
Many are reprints from our newsletter, The KIT 'n' Kaboodle, or Facebook notes over time.
They're written by our ensemble, Garlan Garner, Michael Edgar Myers or Vikki J. Myers -- solo, or collectively.