January Update

This month we celebrated the life change of Kyle and Noah. These two friends attend the University of Washington and are on Fire for Jesus, and we pray that they will be lights on Washington’s most extensive University campus. Our value of Kingdom expansion means that we aren’t committed to JUST making converts; we are called to make disciples that make disciples. We believe what Robert Coleman said is true: “A barren Christian is a contradiction.”

Disciple multiplication is God’s plan for reaching the world. We believe that the Kingdom of God expands farther and faster by ordinary, Spirit-filled Christians, making disciples than in big, entertaining worship gatherings.

Please pray with us as we prioritize the equipping of the church for gospel advancement in Seattle and beyond.

Awakening Church is partnering with Reach Ministry to join forces in engaging the homeless community in our city. We are committed to living the life of a Jesus follower: Depending on Jesus, displaying His love, declaring the gospel, and deploying on mission to make disciples. As Jesus is to us, we are called to be to others. Theologian Carl Henry said, “The gospel is only good news for someone if it gets to them in time.”

As we meet the physical needs of this hurting population, doors open to build relationships with others. Whether it’s coffee, food, or supplies, consistency builds friendships, and friendships create opportunities to speak the life-changing gospel to those without Jesus. On the first Saturday of every month, we corporately deploy on mission in our community by serving the often overlooked people in need. Please pray for our outreach teams as we engage people with the gospel.
Philippians 4:6-7 do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds in Christ Jesus.

Almost every day, we battle against an enemy who has owned our streets for far too long. We need your prayer as we fight in the power of the Holy Spirit against the stronghold of Satan. We are growing in desperation for God’s presence, power, and provision in our lives, moving from independence to dependence. Each week we gather together, surrendering ourselves to pursue God’s agendas. We continue to learn that prayer is more about being in proper relation to God than getting through some list of needs that God already knows.

We believe that our Tuesday prayer meeting is the engine room producing the power for what God is doing in our church. Please pray that we stay dependent
The last time we were in India was January 2020, right before the world shut down. We are excited to be taking a team of 10 to India in early May. Once again, we will be working with a dear ministry partner outside of Mumbai. We will host pastor training, evangelistic rallies, and Kids Camps in rural tribal villages on this trip. Our partner operates a non-profit called the Immanuel Foundation that engages unengaged/unreached people groups through starting schools, primary medical clinics, and planting churches.

Since our planning began last September, we have had many changes and obstacles to overcome. We need your prayer for our team, the villages where we are going, and the decreasing spread of Covid-19 that could impact our ability to go. 

Our passion for engaging unreached people with the gospel and planting churches drives us to risk much. We need your support and prayers as an army lifting us and pushing us forward to the front lines.

Thank you for joining us for the journey as we strive to reach Seattle, The West, and The World. With every step of faith, we are in desperate need of God’s redeeming grace, and he is deepening our love and passion for His Kingdom.Please continue to pray, give and encourage us on the battlefield! We need you and are grateful to God for you. Please pray for:

Equipping of the church for gospel advancement in Seattle and beyond.
Our outreach teams as we engage people with the gospel.
That we stay dependent.
Our India mission team, the villages where we are going, and the decreasing spread of Covid-19 that could impact our ability to go. 
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About @jonaheasley

I serve as the pastor of Awakening Church in Bellevue, WA. It's been a blessing to have been surrounded by such great leaders and men of God who have invested in my life from such an early age. Being raised a pastor kid, I have been saturated with the word of God since day one. At the age of 7, God showed me that it was through a relationship with Jesus Christ alone that my life could be made righteous. From the mountain tops to the valleys, God continues to give me wisdom, knowledge, and understanding to lead and guide those around me. Understanding that I am following the leadership of Christ. My wife and I have a passion and love for people and are privileged to be able to serve people for His Glory. Kathy and I were married on August 2, 2003 in Atlanta, GA. God has blessed us with three amazing children, Evan, Adele, and Elijah.

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