We Become What We Behold

Hi Lighthouse! For those of you who don’t know me, my name is Joycelyn and I’m a part of Praxis, the young adult fellowship at Lighthouse. Now that we’re approaching the end of 2020, I wanted to share a story of how God has been gracious to me through the means of COVID and the Praxis Bible Reading Groups. Last December, Praxis staff announced that we were going to do a year-long Bible Reading Plan together. Up until that point, I’ve never read through the entire Bible. I was one of them, who......

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Waiting on the Lord

COVID has added various challenges to all our lives this year. For me personally, it significantly delayed my visa process. What I expected to take 3-5 months actually took 1 year 2 months and 13 days. To the many of you who have been praying for me and supported me financially THANK YOU for your loving care and generosity! God has not only extended my visa, he gave me another testimony to share about his grace and glory. For those of you who don’t know me, my name is Mei Piao. I am......

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Love in a Box

Hello dear church! My name is Victoria Hays and I’m a wife and a mother to 3 sweet girls and 2 foster kids. My husband and I live in Torrance, CA, but before I married my husband I lived in Belarus, a former USSR country in Eastern Europe. I wanted to share with you a testimony of God’s goodness of how He brought me to be a follower of Christ and a daughter of the Almighty. You may have heard how our church is participating in Operation Christmas Child. I want to contribute......

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Lifted Up: God's Grace Through the Prayers of the Saints

When I look back on these past two years, I think of God’s graciousness to our family through our emotional mountains and valleys that have come to define this journey. I’m Kaitlin Quon.  My husband Kevin and I have two daughters, Laura (4) and Corinne “Corrie” (17 months). In pregnancy, as mothers-to-be, we have little to no control over the physical development of our children. Aside from going to appointments regularly, abstaining from drugs and alcohol, and trying to eat well, there is little we can do to manage the health and development......

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I Want to Pray but I Don’t Know How

Confession: I don’t know how to pray very well. That might be surprising if you know how involved I am in various ministry and prayer activities at Lighthouse and the fact that I actually help organize our church’s monthly Prayer Gathering. Yes, I am fully convinced that prayer is not optional but foundational to my relationship with God. I do a “quiet time” most days and frequently pray short prayers as needs arise. But I just don’t do it well. I would say my prayer life could best be described as “adequate.” I......

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Youth Bible Camp

Hi Lighthouse! For those of you who don’t know me, my name is Allie Silva. I’m 15 years old and I’ve been coming to Lighthouse for my entire life. I have been so blessed to participate in this past summer’s Youth Bible Camp. It was honestly such a blessing to be able to fellowship with my brothers and sisters in Christ, especially in a season such as this. I had some amazing conversations with people I normally wouldn’t talk to. I think that was really the beauty of youth Bible Camp. There were......

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Looking to Jesus

Yo Lighthouse! For those of you who don’t know me – I’m Megan! And yes, I already wrote a Stories of Grace (or “sog”, as the office staff affectionately calls these) and yes, you can write one too! In fact, please consider writing a sog and email Nicole if you’re interested ha ha ha ha ha! Okay, all silliness aside – I’ll try to keep this short. This week’s Story of Grace isn’t anything new or exciting – rather, it’s simply an account of how God has been so good and faithful to......

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Seeing Grace in Schooling at Home

Hi Lighthouse church family! My name is Juni Song and I have the joy of sharing with you a particular way God has been showing me His grace during this season. I am a stay-at home mother of three sweet young ladies. Ellie is in 10th grade, Katie in 7th and Lucy is in 2nd grade. They all attend public school and that is all that our family has ever known. At the end of the Summer, like many other families, we had to make decisions about schooling during the pandemic. It was......

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Blessed by the Body

Back in March when COVID first changed my daily schedule, it didn’t seem so bad. I was able to work from home, which is a convenience I have always wanted.  And although we could no longer meet in person for church, I was still able to receive biblical teaching, attend my small group and serve in youth ministry over Zoom. My routine was different and there were some inconveniences like not being able to get a haircut for months, but overall I didn’t really have anything to complain about. However within a few......

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The Radical Book For Kids Study

This summer, our children’s ministry, Lighthouse Kids, held a weekly book study on “The Radical Book for Kids.” Our recent fifth grade grad, Evelyn Carlson, graciously agreed to write about the book study to share about her experience! Even more special, the questions were provided by her younger siblings!   What is The Radical Book?  The Radical Book, is a fun book that we used in a Lighthouse kids’ Bible study this summer. The actual title is, The Radical Book for Kids, and it is a book about Bible church history and life......

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