Greetings to my Deer Flat Family,

Jer and I, along with sixteen others from Idaho, have been in DC this week at the Christians United For Israel Summit.  It was an outstanding time for over 7,000 people. We enjoyed greetings from PM Netanyahu, an inspiring evening with Vice President Pence, and a host of other great speakers who gave us very pertinent information regarding Israel and its current situation.  We capped off our time on Capitol Hill connecting with our Idaho Congressional Offices.

Our conversations with senators Risch and Crapo were very productive.  An important piece of information here: Both of our Senators will be holding a Town Hall Meeting at Deer Flat Church on August 22 at 4:30. They will be speaking specifically about Israel and the US/Israel relations and the various issues Israel is dealing with.  Please help us get the word out on this through your email lists and social media connections.  Lets pack the place out.  Lets make sure that both of our Senators get exposed to the heart and the passion of Deer Flat.

As we are getting ready for company, don't forget that we are going to have a great number of College of Idaho football players and coaches with is this Sunday.  They will be joining us for second hour.  We will have a chance to encourage them, pray over them, love on them and feed them.

Probably like Jer and I, you do all you can to make your company feel right at home when they show up.  Lets do that for the Yotes.  Wear some purple, make some room in your seating section, reach out and welcome, give them some of that great Deer Flat hospitality.  This is something all of you are really good at, which I adore about my church!

One other piece before I close.  We have had a series of outstanding camps this summer at Camp Cascade.  Our Middle School camp had 57 kids attend.  High School camp was 84, and this week I believe Kidz Kamp has 95 children attending.  Forget praying for the kids, pray for Julie. There's no way we could do this without a tremendous group of Volunteers.  We have the greatest bunch of Volunteers at Deer Flat Church.  We have got to be the most spoiled church around!  Thank you - all of you - for your support, your amazing generosity, your faithfulness, and the tenacious way you stand by the church week after week and month after month! I am so proud to be the pastor of Deer Flat Church!

I CAN'T WAIT TO SEE YOU THIS SUNDAY,  IT'S GOING TO BE AN INCREDIBLE DAY!

Pastor D