This summer has been a good one for our church! We thank God for His blessing!
Here are some highlights:
- VBS – Summer began in a strong way! We had our annual VBS, and it was a success! So many kids were here to grow in the love and knowledge of Jesus. As we have seen in the past, our workers came out in full-force, and we were all encouraged and built up in the faith. I think it was our best VBS in years!
- Ecuador – Our Ecuador team had a God-centered trip. We are told it was the hardest trip yet, and still God worked mightily. Many are coming to faith in Ecuador, and our team members are stronger in their faith because of the trip. May God continue to grow our hearts and efforts for the nations to know Him.
- Parking Lot – In usual God-fashion, the Lord is answering our prayers. What seemed to be a huge goal to attain ($35k), now is just in reach. I am humbled and excited to think that our new parking lot is this close. It has been a long time coming, but it is near. Please continue to pray that God will help us see this project to completion.
- Pastoral Intern, Drew Dillman – It has been a blessing to have Drew serving us all summer. Drew has gotten a lot of experience in this role. Drew’s final Sunday with us will be August 16th. We look forward to him being back with us soon. Having a summer intern has been a nice step for our church. May God continue to give us opportunities like this one!
- Prayer – The Wednesday night prayer meetings have been soul stirring and faith strengthening! God has taught us to pray, and He has told us to do it always! Our desire to obey him and pray a lot is very encouraging. Thank you for being a prayerful church! On August 14-15, we will do another 24 hours of prayer. If you are able, please sign up for a slot.
- Anticipation – We do not merely look back at a good summer. We leave the summer months ready for a Godward fall season! Now is the time for us love and serve our best. Now is the time for us to proclaim Jesus! Who will be saved in the coming months? Who will find a church home here with us?
I am praying for us as we move into the next season of 2015. May God’s hand be upon us. We need Him. May He use us here for His glory!
With all sincerity,
Pastor Josh Greene