He Is Risen, He Is Risen Indeed!!!

Greetings everyone in the Mighty Name of the Lord…

I pray this finds each of you well and healthy in this season. I have several friends in and out of ministry who are battling in so many ways right now. From sickness and disease to potential divorce to children struggling in addictions, death of loved ones, etc that it is easy to become overwhelmed.

It reminds me of the Apostle James words and I like how the Contemporary English Version states it…

James 1:2-4
“My friends, be glad, even if you have a lot of trouble. You know that you learn to endure by having your faith tested. But you must learn to endure everything, so that you will be completely mature and not lacking in anything.”

And naturally having read those words I begin to think of the significance of this past weekend. How Christ ENDURED the brutality of the scourging and the crucifixion out of His obedience and love of the Father to carry out the Father’s Will to bring mankind into a place to receive redemption.

I don’t know what you may be facing right now. Some may be in good places and the favor and blessings of the Lord may be heavy in your lives at the moment. And if that be the case I rejoice with you and celebrate the goodness of the Lord in the land of the living with you.

But if you find yourself in the midst of a dark valley, a hard place know that I am standing in agreement for you and your families that the Redeemer will prove Himself Strong on your behalf in the soon coming days to make His name great in the earth.

May you walk in His peace, the fullness of His strength and the abundance of His love.

May you know the provision of the Lord for yourselves, families and ministries. That there be no lack and that the “oil continue to flow as long as there are empty vessels to fill”.

Grace and peace,
May God Bless You,
Alan & Renee


Upcoming Trips

2015
May 30th – June 5th – Petros, TN
Oct 3rd – Oct 10th – Belfate, Honduras

2016
January – Reynosa, Mexico
February 10th -19th – ISRAEL


ISRAEL UPDATE!!!!

An opportunity has been presented for me to go to Israel with a team from Springhouse Smyrna in February 2016!!!

It has long been a desire and prayer of my heart to go to the Holy Land. I have wanted to see the historical sites and walk in the footsteps of my Lord in the land God gave His chosen people. To be able to see the places of the treasured stories in God’s Word and have them “come alive” in a life changing way.

While there with the group I will have the opportunity to share a teaching or two at a couple of the sites and even participate in a Water baptism in the Jordan River.

The cost for this trip is between $3600 – $4000. Thus far $1500 has been raised toward this goal!! Hallelujah!!!

I would like to ask you to pray for the fundraising efforts and opportunities for me between now and the payment deadline to reach this goal. This trip is above and beyond my budgeted and expected Mission’s trips for 2015-2016.

If you would like to make a tax deductible contribution towards this trip you may do so by sending your gift to:

Springhouse Worship & Arts Center
14119 Old Nashville Highway
Smyrna, TN 37167

Denote Alan Smith/Israel in the check MEMO line

Thank you


General Support

As we move into the new year we are SO grateful for your monthly support and one time gifts.

Through your generosity we have BIG plans to do much for the Kingdom this year. We have gone to Mexico in January already and have plans for Honduras in October. We have several trips to the Appalachain area of East TN in the Stephens Community near Petros, TN including a week long trip in June to work in the Community.

If you feel led to assist in these areas you may contribute by following the information below.

Thank You

If you’d like to make a TAX deductible donation to CoffeeCup Ministries, you may do so by…

Making a check to:
Springhouse Worship & Arts Center
14119 Old Nashville Highway
Smyrna, TN 37167

Denote CoffeeCup Ministries in the MEMO/Note line of check