As you heard in church last Sunday, our VBS was fantastic. As your pastor, I am thankful and proud. I am thankful first and for most for what God did and continues doing in lives. I believe He blessed and worked in every facet of VBS.
I love VBS. I love that our church looked like Jules Vern’s Mysterious Island. I love the way we as a church become so involved. It truly was the church at work. As best as I could tell, everyone who was in town was involved in some way. We had 90 children and youth and 20 adults learning in VBS. Then, there were another 60-65 people teaching, leading, and working in the different areas of VBS.
Even more exciting, we had several new families who have never been to our church before. Some of them told us they were looking for a church to attend.
The best news is that four children who were impacted by VBS. Three of them made professions of faith during VBS, and one gave her heart to Christ at home with her parents.
We thank you God for your extravagant love and grace.
Reports from other places!
This week, we heard from Scott and Anita in Iowa and from Leslie in Central Asia.
wrote to say thank you to us for the love offering we collected for them. They are pinching pennies and appreciate our love, prayers, and financial support. They are looking forward to the mission team coming from our church in a few weeks. Please keep praying for them in Stuart, for hearts to be open to the Good News of Jesus.
wrote to tell us her broken ankle is healing slowly. The cast has been removed; now she is working on mobility and strength. Also, she is still trying to learn the language.
Please pray for her to continue to “have the attitude of Christ,” to “rejoice always,” and to be ready to share “the reason for the hope” she has with the ladies they are meeting.
See the Fields and Pray
I would sooner bring one sinner to Jesus Christ than unravel all the mysteries of the divine Word, for salvation is the one thing we are to live for (Charles Spurgeon).