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Ignorance Is No Excuse

Sunday, October 1st, 2023

There is no excuse for anyone to claim ignorance of FATHER’S Divine Intent!

Paul spoke by The Holy Spirit in Acts chapter 17:

22  Then Paul stood in the midst of the Areopagus and said, “Men of Athens, I perceive that in all things you are very religious;

23 for as I was passing through and considering the objects of your worship, I even found an altar with this inscription: TO THE UNKNOWN GOD. Therefore, the One whom you worship without knowing, Him I proclaim to you:

24 “God, Who made the world and everything in it, since He is Lord of Heaven and earth, does not dwell in temples made with hands.

25 Nor is He worshiped with men’s hands, as though He needed anything, since He gives to all life, breath, and all things.

You were not an accident nor were you randomly placed on earth at this time:

26 And HE has made from one blood every nation of men to dwell on all the face of the earth, and has determined their preappointed times and the boundaries of their dwellings,

27 so that they should seek the Lord, in the hope that they might grope for Him and find Him, though He is not far from each one of us;

28 for in Him we live and move and have our being, as also some of your own poets have said, ‘For we are also His offspring.’

29 Therefore, since we are the offspring of God, we ought not to think that the Divine Nature is like gold or silver or stone, something shaped by art and man’s devising.

30 Truly, these times of ignorance God overlooked, but now commands all men everywhere to repent,

Why repent?

31 because He has appointed a day on which He will judge the world in righteousness by the Man whom He has ordained. He has given assurance of this to all by raising Him from the dead.”

FATHER is fully aware of each one of us and our individual actions.  Those actions are recorded in Heaven.  Our sin is blotted out by The Blood of Jesus and our righteous acts are recorded for the purpose of giving Heavenly rewards.  Our salvation is a gift, not earned by our acts.

Luke recorded by The Holy Spirit in Acts chapter 4:

32  Now the multitude of those who believed were of one heart and one soul; neither did anyone say that any of the things he possessed was his own, but they had all things in common.

They are in unity!

33 And with great power the apostles gave witness to the resurrection of the Lord Jesus. And great grace was upon them all.

34 Nor was there anyone among them who lacked; for all who were possessors of lands or houses sold them, and brought the proceeds of the things that were sold, 35 and laid them at the apostles’ feet; and they distributed to each as anyone had need.

Servias promotes unity and giving to the poor… the kids in need and their families.  This is why we should expect that all our needs will be met by FATHER.

Wisdom recorded in Proverbs chapter 19:

17 He who has pity on the poor lends to the LORD, And He will pay back what he has given. NKJV

17 Every time you give to the poor you make a loan to the Lord. Don’t worry—you’ll be repaid in full for all the good you’ve done.  TPT

Be fully assured that FATHER is aware of your giving and that HE will appropriately bless you.  HE is not reluctant to withhold blessings from HIS Sons and Daughters.

FATHER will be indebted to no one!


Sunday, September 24th, 2023

Jesus spoke in Matthew chapter 6:

1  Take heed that ye do not your alms before men, to be seen of them: otherwise ye have no reward of your Father which is in Heaven.

2 Therefore when thou doest thine alms, do not sound a trumpet before thee, as the hypocrites do in the synagogues and in the streets, that they may have glory of men. Verily I say unto you, They have their reward.

3 But when thou doest alms, let not thy left hand know what thy right hand doeth: 4 That thine alms may be in secret: and thy Father which seeth in secret Himself shall reward thee openly.

Alms (G1654) are donations to the poor.  Your contributions go directly to the poor in the local school district.  These kids in need have no idea who is providing food, clothing, toiletries, and other such assistance.  When we give, FATHER has HIS angels make a record of our giving so that HE shall reward us openly.

Jesus spoke in Luke chapter 12:

29  “And do not seek what you should eat or what you should drink, nor have an anxious mind.

30 For all these things the nations of the world seek after, and your Father knows that you need these things.

31 But seek the Kingdom of God, and all these things shall be added to you.

32 “Do not fear, little flock, for it is your Father’s good pleasure to give you the Kingdom.

33 Sell what you have and give alms; provide yourselves money bags which do not grow old, a treasure in the heavens that does not fail, where no thief approaches nor moth destroys.

34 For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.

FATHER honors our giving to those who cannot pay us back.  After all, we could never pay Jesus back for what He did for us!

Luke recorded by The Holy Spirit in Acts chapter 10:

1  At that time there was a Roman military officer, Cornelius, who was in charge of one hundred men stationed in Caesarea. He was the captain of the Italian regiment, 2 a devout man of extraordinary character who worshiped God and prayed regularly, together with all his family. He also had a heart for the poor and gave alms generously to help them.

3 One afternoon about three o’clock, he had an open vision and saw the angel of God appear right in front of him, calling out his name, “Cornelius!”

4 Startled, he was overcome with fear by the sight of the angel. He asked, “What do you want, Lord?” The angel said, “All of your prayers and your generosity to the poor have ascended before God as an eternal offering.

Cornelius was used by FATHER to assist in Peter’s major revelation of the Gentiles being included in The Kingdom of GOD.  We too have a heart for the poor and this is why we have become a conduit to give generously to the poor.

We appreciate your contributions to Servias, and the angels are making an eternal record of your giving.  You are affirming that your treasure is in Heaven, not in the temporary.

Kids In Need Update

Sunday, August 27th, 2023

Another Kids In Need Update:

As kids are coming in and many new students are showing up, we have had several that didn’t have school supplies. What a blessing to be able to hand a teacher a gift card (supplied by Servias) so that they could place a Target pick-up order and grab extra supplies for these kids!

I’m reminded about the importance of school to so many of our kids. Although most of our students had wonderful summers filled with vacations and days swimming at the pool, many of our students were in situations where their needs were unmet while they didn’t have the support of the school. One student went straight to his Villager this morning and began sharing with her about some extremely difficult circumstances this summer, including poor nutrition. His Villager asked for a Crest gift card and is going to stock him up with healthy food and protein drinks to send home this weekend and to keep in her room for him on school days. After a summer away from all of his friends and teachers, she was the one that he immediately sought out because he knew she was his safe space. What a gift!

We had another sibling set whose mom lost her home over the summer. One of them came in this morning with no school supplies- that need was met as soon as we realized it. Later in the day, she went to her Villager with a headache and not feeling well. She had some granola bars and gatorades ready to give. The student began to share that they don’t have much food at home and listed a few things that she really needed at home. Her Villager took a Crest card this afternoon and will be able to give the student each of those things tomorrow morning. Our pastor preached on sharing meals with others, and how that opens a door to share God’s love. One of the top things we use the gift cards on is snacks. It just made me think that while it may be a granola bar or a bag of Cheez-Its, it’s the equivalent of “breaking bread together” to these kids. So much trust has been established through something as simple as a snack.

God is doing big things in Bethany. There have been so many times that I hear a story or see something happening, and just think, “There He is! He’s at work!” I know He has always been present, but I have such a sense of anticipation about what’s in store for the community of Bethany this year. Servias Ministries is helping to make an immediate difference as well as an eternal difference in the lives of these kids….as well as the teachers. There’s something so special about being given the opportunity to be the hands and feel of Christ to these kids.

Thank you for all you do!

Your giving to help those in need is making a real difference in the live of the kids, their families, and the teachers as well.  Thank you for your continued support!

Thank You

Saturday, August 12th, 2023

School kids are returning to class and we have provided funding for food, school supplies, clothes, shoes, etc.

Thank you for your support of Kids in need.

Paul wrote by The Holy Spirit in Acts chapter 20:

32  “So now, brethren, I commend you to God and to the word of His grace, which is able to build you up and give you an inheritance among all those who are sanctified.

33 I have coveted no one’s silver or gold or apparel.

34 Yes, you yourselves know that these hands have provided for my necessities, and for those who were with me.

35 I have shown you in every way, by laboring like this, that you must support the weak. And remember the words of the Lord Jesus, that He said, ‘It is more blessed to give than to receive.'”


Another “Kids In Need” Update

Friday, July 28th, 2023

Sent from the superintendent:

We had a boy who is involved in our Villager program recently lose their house to a fire.  The Village program quickly stepped in and provided support and met some needs very quickly. Most of this was done through your donations and cards. I can’t tell you what a blessing this has been to our students and community. I appreciate all you continue to do to help families in need. 

Another Kids In Need Update

Monday, July 24th, 2023

Our support continues throughout the summer as well!

I wanted to reach out last week was to share a letter that one of our Villagers received. She partnered with this student in 5th grade and 6th grade. She kept snacks in her room for him, and he stopped in every day. He gradually began to open up more and more to her and obviously found safety and support in her room. She was able to get him a new backpack when the straps on his broke during the year, she would often send food home with him to get him through the weekend. One time he came in and said, “You are always able to help me, and there’s something else I need. I really like to take baths, but we don’t have a plug for our drain.” The simplest thing, but she was able to get a drain stopper for him to be able to take baths at home! She felt like she was doing such small things, but as you can tell, the impact she had on him was huge. I’ve attached the letters he gave her on the last day of school. 

The following are two letters students wrote to those whom we assist:

Another Kids In Need Update

Monday, June 5th, 2023

The following are a couple of testimonies from one of the counselors where we have helped the kids:

I helped one of our 4th grader’s family out with some gift cards from Target and Crest at the end of the school year. His Mom had battled terminal colon cancer the entire school year and passed away just before school was out. It was uncertain where he would go and grandma wasn’t sure she could keep him and raise him. He may have to move in with an uncle. We are hoping he can stay at Central because he has a close relationship with myself and our assistant principal. The gift cards were greatly appreciated!!

Also I had another single mom who had been working and caring for her kiddos just fine until she got laid off…her car was repossessed overnight with all of their stuff in it – including her son’s backpack. She was beside herself and did not have any extended family to help. She was in the front office several times crying her eyes out. I provided them with both Target and Crest gift cards – she just burst into tears and was so grateful!!

It is all about Agape Love!

Kids In Need Update

Thursday, February 9th, 2023


I was able to give a family some gift cards who needed some extra help right now. They recently agreed to be a kinship placement for a couple of brothers at our school. They took a total of 5 children in and the Uncle came in to ask for help. They are overwhelmed! One of the children is special needs and wheelchair bound. The Uncle cried tears of joy when we presented him with the gift cards. Thank you for making this happen!

Proverbs 19:17 If you help the poor, you are lending to the LORD—
and HE will repay you!

Thank you for your continued support!

Kids In Need Update

Thursday, January 12th, 2023

From one counselor:

I did give a family that recently had a baby some Target and Crest cards to help out. They struggle consistently due to single parent home and many siblings.

From one of the teachers:

Our cafeteria staff village 3 siblings. They have developed a close relationship with the mom and were able to help give them an extra special Christmas. (pictures attached)

Coming back from break, one of those students had lost her jacket. Our cafeteria staff took immediate action and bought her a new jacket by the end of the day.

We have also used our cards to purchase multiple pairs of gloves for the cold. The kids know that they can come get a pair anytime.

Last but not least, just last week we began to roll out the program in the middle school. We’ll keep you updated as that all comes together!

We are a year into this program and we are seeing so many impactful relationships.

Thank you for supporting those in need and healing the brokenhearted.

Kids In Need Christmas Gift Distribution

Friday, December 16th, 2022
Student Council delivering gifts

Thank you for your contribution that help the kids have a good Christmas.