Update from Chris & Krystal

Dear Friends, We pray this email finds you and your family well. Our quick return to the States in March due to COVID was the most difficult parenting decision we’ve had to make thus far. However, we see that so much fruit that has come from this decision for our family, the ministry, and Chris’ role for MOHI as a …

Ethiopia Missions Update (Oct. 2020)

COVID19 PANDEMIC IN ETHIOPIA UPDATE: Are you tired of pandemic news and updates?  I am too!  However  news is still news and we must continue to report it.  As of today there have been 63,888 reported cases in Ethiopia.  Nearly 10,000 of these are rated “severe” by the reporting agencies.  Addis Ababa is the epicenter of the pandemic and information …

Let’s Love Update (October 2020)

Dearest friends and partners of the “Let’s Love” missions! Today is Wednesday, which means you are reading the latest good news from Ukraine! It is a special short issue aimed to show you the fruit of our joined efforts for the sake of Heavenly Kingdom. This summer was especially full of moments when people made a Covenant with God in water baptism. …

In-Person Worship Guidelines

Indoor Worship to Resume October 18th, 2020. With Kern County now in the “Red Tier,” churches may once again host indoor worship services. In order to open our facility in a safe and responsible way, we are temporarily issuing the following guidelines for all our guests and members. Before Coming to Westside Health Check: Talk with everyone in your family. …

Ethiopia Missions Update (Sep. 2020)

COVID19 PANDEMIC IN ETHIOPIA UPDATE: Are you tired of pandemic news and updates?  I am too!  However  news is still news and we must continue to report it.  As of today there have been 63,888 reported cases in Ethiopia.  Nearly 10,000 of these are rated “severe” by the reporting agencies.  Addis Ababa is the epicenter of the pandemic and information …

Missions Update: Ethiopia (July 2020)

To download this update as a PDF, please click here: SITUATION UPDATES FOR ETHIOPIA: COVID 19:  As of today, there are over 14,000 cases of the Coronavirus have been reported.  Most of these cases are in the capital city of Addis Ababa and a few other larger towns and villages on the main highways where trucks and buses travel.  The …

Grace and Truth

“There on the mountain that you have climbed you will die and be gathered to your people…” (Deuteronomy 32:50, NIV) Near the end of Moses’ life, as the next generation of Israelites prepared to enter the Promised Land, God told Moses to climb atop a high mountain east of Canaan and view the Promised Land from a distance. Because of …

Westside Family Devotional

Our first Family Devotional is this Sunday at 9am. Here’s everything you need to know! What Is It? A shorter, outdoor worship time that will include prayers, communion, singing (adult and kids songs), and a short message from God’s Word. We’re shooting for 30-35 minutes in length due to the heat. Who Can Come? Everyone of all ages is invited! …

Introducing Adam England

We are excited to introduce Adam and Carlie England to our Westside family! Adam is interviewing for the Youth Ministry position at Westside, and will be visiting us August 8-10. Many of you might already know Carlie, who grew up attending Westside. Adam and Carlie have two wonderful kids and are so excited about the possibility of serving God while …

Online-Only Worship

Dear Westside Family, You may have seen in the news this week that the state of California has issued new guidelines for churches and other places of worship. In light of the growing number of cases and hospitalizations across our state—including Kern County—California has directed churches to stop the practice of singing together as a group.  Our elders and ministers …