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The Men's Breakfast meets monthly on Saturday mornings in the Munich Room from 8:00-9:30 am. Join Erik Lindemann and Peter Mitchell for interesting discussion and delicious food. All men of the church and friends are welcome.

Walking With God in the Desert:
Experiencing Living Water When Life is Tough

- with Ray Vander Laan

Throughout the Bible, the desert functions as an image of discord, of loss of control, and of separation from the safety of society. Barren and deadly, the wasteland places of the text meant certain death without access to resources. Many times God led His people through the desert, where they learned that they would have depend on His provision for all of their needs. What are the difficult places in your life, the moments of loss and pain that can seem impossible to survive? Find God in your deserts as you travel through Sinai, Paran, Zin, the Negev, and the wilderness of Judea.

Our Next Meeting - Jan. 12th
Sinai Peninsula, Qesm Nwebaa, Egypt
It's Hot Here and There's No Way Out

In the Bible, the desert is an image of great hardship and suffering, signifying the impossibility of survival without access to basic resources. God often led His people through desert places, using the barrenness of the land as opportunities to teach them how to depend on Him for everything. Whenever God led His people there, He promised to provide exactly what they needed to make it through each day. In this lesson, wander the desert near the traditional Mount Sinai and keep your eyes open for the shade God provides.


Since receiving his Master's of Divinity from Westminster Theological Seminary in 1976, Ray Vander Laan has been actively involved in studying and teaching Jewish culture using the methods of Jewish education. He has continued graduate studies in Jewish Studies in the United States, Israel, Turkey and Egypt. He has been a teacher for 35 years and is an ordained minister with the Christian Reformed Church. He has also authored a book entitled Echoes of His Presence, published by Focus on the Family. Vander Laan founded That the World May Know Ministries in 1998. Ray has taken over 10,000 people with him on his study tours of Israel, Turkey and Egypt.

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