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MCA is home to over 1500 people from 45 different nations. We gather every Sunday at 9:00am & 11:00am (new service time) for Praise & Worship, followed by a time of prayer & preaching of the Word. After each service, we have refreshments in the gym. We also have mid-week activities, including after-school programs, family night and sports. MCA is a great place to Believe, to Belong & to Be Loved! Why not bring a friend?

A Word of Encouragement

 
Self-Store or FREE Store – Where is your heart?

The New Living Translation records Luke 12: 16-21 like this: Then he told them a story: “A rich man had a fertile farm that produced fine crops. He said to himself, ‘What should I do? I don’t have room for all my crops.’ Then he said, ‘I know! I’ll tear down my barns and build bigger ones. Then I’ll have room enough to store all my wheat and other goods. And I’ll sit back and say to myself, “My friend, you have enough stored away for years to come. Now take it easy! Eat, drink, and be merry!”’ “But God said to him, ‘You fool! You will die this very night. Then who will get everything you worked for?’ “Yes, a person is a fool to store up earthly wealth but not have a rich relationship with God.”

Over the last 20 years one of the fastest growing new businesses across North America is self-storage. You've seen them - they're everywhere. Empty lots; abandoned warehouses; former factories, all converted to oversized Rubik’s-cubes with locked doors, high fences & 24-hour security. Most are full of stuff we continue accumulating, well beyond what we have room for in our homes, condos and apartments.

How is this different from the fool in Luke 12? Here's how - the fool in Luke's story could afford to build his own barns. He wasn't paying rent to a stranger for storage of all his extra stuff. This 'fool' could well have been smarter than we are. Not only do we have too much stuff; to make matters worse, we're paying real money every month to store it in someone else's barn!

FREE Store, one of MCA's signature community events takes place Nov. 5 & 6. For more than a decade, we've been able to bless hundreds of men, women & children in Malvern with clothes, furniture, appliances, toys and other necessities of life. Everything is donated by you. All of the sorting, set-up, serving and sacrifice is done by you. All donated goods are made available at NO COST to people who need it – a selfless act that demonstrates Christ's love for those living in the community around MCA.

In Matthew 6: 19-21 (NIV) we read: “Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moths and vermin destroy, and where thieves break in and steal. But store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where moths and vermin do not destroy, and where thieves do not break in and steal. For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also". It’s not fair to say there is never a good reason for using a self-storage locker. But perhaps it’s time for each of us to reflect on God's Word and make a choice. Will we continue paying someone to store our extra stuff in their bigger barn? Or will we bring it to MCA FREE Store and bless someone who really needs it. Where's your heart?

Blessings,

Digby Howse