Our ACTS XXIX team recently had the opportunity to watch the film, Nefarious. For those of you who may not be familiar with it, Nefarious is a sobering movie that highlights with extraordinary accuracy the reality of the spiritual battle between good and evil. Fr. John described the film as “the kerygma through the eyes of the enemy,” while my husband described it as “this generation’s Screwtape Letters”. Both are apt descriptions.
Much like this film, one of the many elements that makes The Rescue Project so incredibly powerful is the manner in which Fr. John unmasks the enemy, his tactics and his strategy for our lives. Fr. John often remarks that we can’t possibly appreciate how good the Good News is until we first understand how bad the bad news is.
We witness the bad news pretty much everywhere. Read the headlines. We’re surrounded by family, co-workers, and friends who don’t believe the enemy is real and are crying out for the freedom and hope that only Jesus can give. Because we’re engaged in spiritual combat every day, we in ACTS XXIX want to take as much territory back from the enemy as possible and make Jesus known as LORD.
Enjoy this week’s Rundown. Know of our prayers for each of you as you seek to bring The Rescue Project wherever you are.
Your sister on mission,
Just another reminder that the Diocese of Toledo is hosting a Running Rescue Equipping Day led by our team on Saturday, July 29 from 9:00 am – 3:00 pm at St. John XXIII Catholic Parish in Perrysburg, OH. Take a look at the flyer below for more information. You may register now at www.toledoconference.com. Leaders in Cleveland, Columbus, Erie, Detroit, Lansing, Saginaw and any other surrounding dioceses are welcome to come and get equipped to bring TRP to your parish, home, school or anywhere people are! We’re excited to see you there!
THE RESCUE PROJECT LIVE IN ATLANTA
Father John is coming to Atlanta, GA to preach the gospel on September 9, 2023. Register now at https://rescueproject.us/live/.
Companion Resources in Spanish available in September
We’re excited to announce that The Story Guide and Running Rescue Guides are currently in the final stage of preparation and will be available for your fall run of Rescue in Spanish.
MAJOR ANNOUNCEMENT COMING JULY 5TH!
We’re trying so hard to keep this a secret! (It was July 17th!) Stay tuned.
A PICTURE IS WORTH A THOUSAND WORDS
Many thanks to Bill Johnson and his Rescue Project team at St. Andrew the Apostle Catholic parish in Moore, Oklahoma. They recently wrapped up their rescue mission there. Let’s go and rescue more!
Take a look at the incredible hospitality of St. Rose of Lima Catholic Parish in the Archdiocese of Portland, Oregon. Much gratitude to Fr. Matt Libra and Megan Schuver for bringing The Rescue Project to their parish.
As always, we look forward to connecting with you to talk about transformation in the Church on Friday, June 30th at 11:30 am EST. Mark your calendars.
Should you miss our conversation, you can access it at your leisure by visiting watch.actsxxix.org
RESCUED PEOPLE RESCUE PEOPLE
If you’ve witnessed transformation through The Rescue Project, we’d like to invite you to click here to learn how you can help rescue others by your prayerful and financial partnership in the work of ACTS XXIX.
WHAT WE’RE HEARING
Jackie Lupien, our dear sister in Christ and friend at St. Benedict’s Parish in Nova Scotia shared these amazing highlights from their first run of The Rescue Project. May God be praised!
92% reported that The Rescue Project deepened their faith
98.5% are interested in learning more about the Catholic Faith
98% would invite others to a future Rescue Project
72% would like to help at the next Rescue