Kevin and Shawn Malone

In a few hours I am going to have another knee operation. I am not fond of having surgery. Who is? All I know is that my pain has surpassed my fear and I am ready to heal. Thank you for praying for me. I will be at Encounter this Friday and I am extremely stoked about our special event and guests that will be there. 

You are going to hear from Kevin Malone, the former General Manager of the Dodgers and his son Shawn in addition to having Francis Chan narrate their story! Kevin and Shawn will be with us live and you are going to be blessed to hear what they have to say. This is a wonderful opportunity for you to bring a friend. This is a wonderful opportunity to bring a teenager or a young adult. 

We expect new guests this Friday so we are going to need ALL our leaders and volunteers to be there and help people get connected. Please share with all your friends on social media the promo video we posted about Shawn’s documentary and invite them to Encounter this Friday. You can share the direct link at or share the Facebook Encounter post. 

We also announced a “Back to School Backpack Giveaway” to help our Encounter families with kids and our community. You can start bringing those backpacks this Friday and August 4th. For details on what supplies are needed please go to our website at

I look forward to seeing you all at Encounter this Friday! 

Be Blessed and Encouraged 

Bill Rieser
Encounter Pastor