Thursday, March 20, 2014

God's Love Story - Transformed Hearts and Lives

March 7, 2014

Greetings Friends and Family,

 Jim and Sheryl ‘s Reception 4/26/14 RSVP

All of us want a story that begins, “once upon a time” and ends “and they lived happily ever after.”  I’ve seen God’s grace in the midst of difficult circumstances. Over and over, God has provided through your prayers, financial donations and now through my Boaz – Jim Turner. A hopeless romantic, my faith in fairytale happy endings has been restored.  Please share our joy on Sat. 4/26/14 at the Giesbrecht/ Turner Wedding Reception Open House from 1 to 7 pm  RSVP:

Help Us Tell the Story

God is constantly re-writing our story, isn’t He? The same is true for Africa. The New Story of Africa is how God is taking its people from poverty to promise. God is using Africans to take the Gospel into the world to fulfill the Great Commission. We’d like to involve others in Help us Tell the Story of The New Africa.  Look for a postcard in the mail, request a brochure and view a DVD about the many exciting opportunities awaiting you in the ministry of ICM. For information go to

Purpose Driven Conference 9-13 – Sheryl excited to return to Addis Ababa, Ethiopia 11-14

The story of ICM continues as Vision Quest Alliance takes over ICM’s donation processing. Please add an identification number to your check or credit card donation. Sheryl Giesbrecht’s ministry unit ID # 020010. Please use this number on your checks and donation information. ICM 2014 Banquet – Tuesday August 19, 2014 at Olive Knolls Church in Bakersfield. I’m working with our outstanding team of volunteers for this annual fundraiser. Jim and my wedding date is April 12 and reception April 26, plus my USA speaking engagements have increased this spring, my next trip to Ethiopia will be in November 2014. Thanks for your part in God’s love story – Sharing Jesus!

Love and prayers,


“Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good; his love endures forever. Let the redeemed of the Lord tell their story—those he redeemed from the hand of the foe, those he gathered from the lands, from east and west, from north and south.” Psalm 107:1-3


Will You Believe

Feb 10, 2014

Sheryl with Pastor Donna Stephens at Women’s Kick Off Tea, New Hope Fellowship – Vacaville, CA – “Believe”

Dear Friends and Family,

“I can’t believe it,” I said when asked about my recent engagement. The first weekend in February, I spoke at New Hope Fellowship in Vacaville, CA. Pastor Donna Stephens called to invite me in November, “Sheryl, your name has been on my mind. What is the Lord giving you to share?” Trusting God will fulfill His promises to us; I’ve chosen to focus on the word “Believe” for 2014. “Blessed is she who has believed that the Lord would fulfill His promise to her.” Luke 1:45

Jim and Sheryl

What promises of God are you holding onto today? I’m trusting God for His will to be fulfilled as Jim and I join our lives together. God has led our friendship, courtship and engagement; we are convinced He will faithfully manage our married life together. Our wedding date is Saturday, April 12, 2014 at First Baptist Church in Davis, CA. FBC is my home church, so a private, family-only ceremony is being planned.  

Please join us as we celebrate our wedding and new life together at a reception soon afterward:

 Saturday, April 26, 2014 at The Bell Tower Club, 1200 Truxtun Ave, Bakersfield, CA. The Giesbrecht/Turner Open House Wedding Reception will convene from 1 to 7 pm.  See our wedding website for details: - RSVP there, too!

Thank you for sharing in our joy! Your presence is a gift to us; we are joining two households, so we need no gifts. Wise advisors recommended a wedding registry which is on the website. In addition, should you prefer to give a financial donation to help with costs of our Giesbrecht/Turner Bakersfield Wedding Reception, please send a donation to


At ICM, we are excited to share the Help Us Tell the Story Campaign to be launched 2/15/14. We need your help to tell the story of the New Africa; the story of God’s grace and blessing turning a hopeless continent into a continent of great hope. Please join us in sharing the New Story of Africa. For information contact

“If you can?” said Jesus. “Everything is possible for him who believes.” Mark 9:23

All my love,