Asha Stegall was baptized on Sunday, July 8. Asha is a graduate student at Tuskegee University.
Asha was on the 2018 basketball and track teams at Tuskegee University. She started a chapter of the Fellowship for Christian Athletes(FCA) at TU because it had long been her desire to spread the Word of God with other athletes. ATCC member Bryce Outten came to the FCA meetings and told Asha about a group of individuals who were also passionate about serving God -- the ATCC! Asha started to hang out with some of the church members and attend activities. She discovered that the people she met were living out her heart's desire. They were practicing Biblical discipleship and making disciples!
The more Asha saw, the more she knew that wanted to do the same thing. And she realized that meant she to be sure that her own life conformed to the standards of the scriptures in every way, so she could effectively live out her dream. She began to study the Bible in earnest, and even downloaded the copies of the studies from the web site so she could study every passage on her own. This led to great changes in her life, and making Jesus the Lord of her life.
Asha will graduate with her master's degree in Food and Nutritional Science on July 27. She was recently honored at the Tuskegee Athletic Banquet for being co-captain of the basketball team, and for being Athlete of the Year on the Women's track team, She is a woman of many talents, and we know God has great plans for her!
Member Serves in Bolivia
Christina Valeary recently returned from a two week trip serving in Bolivia for HOPE worldwide. Here is her account of her trip.
"I can’t begin to explain the mark that La Paz and Rurrenabaque, Bolivia left on my heart, and what Bolivia herself revealed to my heart. I and disciples from around the world had the privilege to serve the people of Bolivia. We painted and installed window screens in an all girl orphanage. We were given the opportunity to visit a school in the Rurrenabaque area. While there, we engaged the kids; catering to all age groups with plenty of games and sports. We were also given the opportunity to make usable again, clean up and wipe down a library the kids hadn’t utilized in months.
On the days we weren’t spending time with the school kids, we were visiting families in the indigenous communities and serving at the local hospital and clinic. At the hospital and clinic is where we assisted the HOPE Medical Brigade. I can honestly say, the team of disciples I had the privilege to serve with displayed Christ's love in a capacity that was beyond beautiful. We cared for, stood beside, encouraged, empowered and showed love to the families, while they waited to receive medical care from the amazing medical team. I still remember the smiles and laughter on those kids' faces. Despite their little coughs, runny noses or whatever may had been bothering them at the time, they still had joy and love in their eyes. It was a blessing being in their presence. I will forever cherish the relationships built with my brother’s and sisters from different area codes.
God revealed pieces of my heart to me in ways, that were beyond my understanding. I was reminded that the desires of my heart should always be aligned with God’s desires. I learned that serving should always be about Jesus, that service is not meant to be about me. I learned to always remove myself from the picture, along with any doubts, insecurities and comfort, and I will be humbled by what God can do through me. Jesus is the common denominator!
I pray to be about my Father’s business and for his desire to serve others to remain my heart’s desire.
'Do not merely listen to the word, and so deceive yourselves. Do what it says. Anyone who listens to the word but does not do what it says is like someone who looks at his face in a mirror and, after looking at himself, goes away and immediately forgets what he looks like. But whoever looks intently into the perfect law that gives freedom, and continues in it—not forgetting what they have heard, but doing it—they will be blessed in what they do.' (James 1:22 -25)"
Christina's photos from her time serving with HOPE in Bolivia..
Remember to read Exodus through Chapter 13.
From top to bottom: ATCC members at ICMC, scenes from church, members helping the Battles move, Javier at a convention in Brazil, Ines with Brazilian disciples.
. Sun. July 15 -- Lord's Supper Meal, VFW, 10 AM Wed. July 18 -- Game Night (Auburn) Wed. Aug. 1 -- Vision Talk Midweek Sun. Aug. 5th -- Joint Service: Montgomery and Enterprise!
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