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Guest Speaker Tomorrow: Chris Daukas

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Tomorrow we are excited to hear preaching from Chris Daukas! While Chris has lived much of his life here in the Phoenix area, he is originally from Chicago and remains an embarrassingly avid Chicago sports teams fan - namely the Bears and Cubs. Chris has been in pastoral ministry for 15 years; 5 of those years were spent right here at Sovereign Grace Church before he excitedly moved to the northwest valley to plant Grace Church in Peoria in 2009. Chris is married to Tara and they have 4 children: Taylor, Trevor, Rylee and Alexie. In his free time, Chris enjoys dominating in Fantasy Football and smoking a mean brisket. Tomorrow morning he will be preaching to us from Mark 9:14-29.

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Men's Retreat Recap

A couple of weeks ago, a group of men in the church escaped the heat and spent a few days in the cool pines of Payson, AZ on a men's retreat. They had fellowship & food, heard Biblical teaching and grew together in God.

Some of the men who participated had the following to say about their time away --

"It was a wonderful time of star gazing, hiking, corn hole, and fun fellowship together.  It was great to hear about how God is working in the lives of other men in marriage, family, and work.  We had good discussions on how scripture impacts our life and much sweet prayer time together.  What a blessing from God!"

  

"It was a refreshing reminder that as brothers in Christ we don't have to go it alone. There's a band of brothers available in our church to help lighten the load and put a little spring in the step as we walk through all the experiences in Christ that await us."

  

"At the Men's retreat, the Lord used the testimonies of other men and how they have faithfully loved and served their wives, families and the church to ignite my own passion in those areas. Hearing the men share their collective wisdom, (some of which they would say has been obtained by mistake and heartache!), was a huge blessing and I am looking forward to implementing this wisdom and seeing how the Lord uses us to love our families and serve our church even more now and in the future!"

"During these retreats and other events like work days, Rancho 3M trips, men’s breakfasts, etc. what I really enjoy is getting to know guys in our church better. That part is awesome. This retreat specifically helped me, through Steve’s teaching, be intentional about the time I spend reading the Bible and praying with my wife."

Sounds like a wonderful time! Special thanks to Steve Tong for heading this up and leading the event!

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