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May/June 2022

Celebrate Family

Mother…Mom…MaMa…Mommy…Ma…Mum

Father…Dad…Poppa…Daddy…Pa…Pops

Whatever you call your parents, May and June are the months of celebrating them. With Mother’s Day on May 8 and Father’s Day on June 19, we have two excellent opportunities to remember, honor, bless and enjoy our parents. For many, parents were the most important people in their world before adulthood and they fondly recall times with their parents during childhood and teen years. For others, due to difficult situations and circumstances, relationships with parents were challenging and left them with a void that seems to be unfillable.

If your parents are still alive and your relationship was/is good, take a moment to be grateful, try to spend some time with them and celebrate the blessing many wish they had. If one of your parents has passed, use the holiday to remember the good times with your parent, tell a story and be thankful for the time you had. If your parents are both deceased, spend some time in reflection on your relationship, consider reaching out to someone who needs a friend or parental example and/or enjoy your time with your family.

For those who have struggled with arduous parental relationships, pause, breathe, relax and know that you can stop whatever generational negatives you experienced by giving the best of yourself to your family, making good memories now and remembering whatever pleasant reminiscences you have as you continue in your life journey.

Always, remember that we have a Heavenly Father who loves us. An Abba Father who is a Daddy God to us who are struggling and hurting children. A Jehovah Jireh who provides whatever we need with the best gifts He has to offer.

Happy Mother’s Day and Happy Father’s Day – to you and yours!

IT’S CAMP TIME! NHM will have camps this year with Junior Camp (June 7-10) & Teen Camp (June 13-17) at Tiger Mountain. The theme is “Pentecost” with a focus on living a Pentecostal life in the power of the Holy Spirit. Registration forms are on NHM website. (www.nhmiphc.com)

DESTINY and the NHM Conference Session will be June 23-25 at Tulsa SpiritLife Church. DESTINY will be 2 night services and 1 morning training session. Our Conference Session will be on Saturday morning with awards, credentials and other business presented.

IPHC GENERAL CONFERENCE The IPHC General Conference will be in Jacksonville, Florida, July 27-29. All licensed/ordained ministers, pastors and certified local church delegates are encouraged to attend. General Conference is the event where National IPHC Officials are elected, changes are made to the IPHC Bylaws/Manual and great worship services & training take place. Be sure to register online in May and make your hotel reservations. Hope to see you there!