Family Challenge Week 5
Creating a Family War Room
This past week we watched the movie “war room.” The idea of a war room is based on Jesus command that when we pray we should go “to an inner room, shut the door and pray to our Father who sees in secret who will then reward you openly.” (Matthew 6::6) We learned that this is how we fight for our family against Satan’s attacks against us. When we pray in secret God fights for us in those public arenas.
The family challenge is to ask the members of your family to each write a prayer about something in the family that they would like to see God’s intervention in. Find a way to tape these to a wall or bulletin board in a secret place. You can also be creative and add things like pictures that might represent people or things you are praying for. Make sure and ask the question, “What is a battle that instead of fighting to win ourselves we would like to trust to let God fight and win for us?” It can include things like problems we struggle with, material things we need, goals and visions we have, things like sickness that have come against us.
Please be sure to send the church praise reports of answers to family prayers.
If you didn’t get to see the movie “War Room” we would highly recommend that your family rent and see it.
Daily Family Activity Challenge
Monday - Media Free Monday Night 6-8pm
Helpful Tips - Put all cell phones in one central charging place. Turn off tvs. Take a walk or play a game as a family.
Tuesday - 10 Minute Tuesday Night 6-8pm
Helpful Tips - Video Announcement Coming Next Weekend
Wednesday - Water Wednesday Night 6-8pm
Helpful Tips - Make popsicles. Go for a slushy. Wash the car. Go swimming. Splash pad.
Thursday - Thankful Thursday Night 6-8pm
Helpful Tips - Take pictures of things you are thankful for. Take a nature walk. Do a thankful craft or game. Ask the question "What does thankful look like?"
Friday - Family Friday 6-8pm
Helpful Tips - Picnic. Bike ride. Movie. Family basketball or family kickball games. Rockin' Jump. Visit "Play It Again Sports" for fun supplies.
Free Family Summer Activities
Thomas Branigan Memorial Library - children’s story time
Hike - Soledad Canyon, “A” mountain, Baylor Canyon, Dripping Springs ($5 parking fee)
Dripping Springs guided hikes - dates and times vary
Dripping Springs paleontologist talks - dates and times vary
Metro Verde Splash Pad
City Parks - FREE lunch is served daily at participating parks @11am
Free dinner - Mon-Friday, 4:30-6pm, The Spot Family Entertainment Center
Tuesday Free Movies - various times
Music in the Plaza - downtown Las Cruces, Tuesday (07/11 and 07/25, 08/08 and 08/22), 8pm
Farmer’s Market - Wednesday evenings 4-8pm
Calvary Outdoors Family Bike Rides - every Wednesday, 6:30pm, Mesilla Town Hall
Thomas Branigan Memorial Library - movies, Thursdays 2-4pm
Calvary Outdoors Ice Cream Bike Rides - 2nd Friday night of each month, 6:30pm, La LLorona Park
Las Cruces Youth Summer Running series - Saturdays, 7:30am, locations vary
Farmer’s Market - Saturdays 8-2pm
Downtown Museum family days - Saturdays during Farmer’s Market
Coas Books - Story time, Saturdays 10:30am
Movies at the Park - Saturdays, 7:30pm, Young Park
Music in the Park - Young Park, Sundays, 7pm