The start of 2019 began with the launch and introduction to the theme of the year: “By Grace We Grow; By Grace We Serve.” God has used I Corinthians 15:10, “But by the grace of God I am what I am: and his grace which was bestowed upon me was not in vain; but I laboured more abundantly than they all: yet not I, but the grace of God which was with me.” Holly wrote a new chorus that we’ll be singing throughout the year, and the church absolutely loves it! God’s grace has truly been working in people’s hearts and lives these past couple of months, and we are excited at the steps of faith God’s people are taking.
Since the start of the year, there have only been a few of weeks where we did not have visitors in a service. New families are coming to the services, people are getting saved, baptisms are being scheduled, and faith is being exercised! God’s grace is growing His church and equipping us to serve others.
Kate, a young mother who has been coming with her son, works in a home that helps troubled younger adults (usually not older than 30 years old). Kate has seen the need to share the Gospel with others, and she has begun to witness to the adults she helps. She recently told a story of how a woman was very distressed, and Kate could not settle her down. Kate began to pray with her, the lady began to quiet, and she was able to share the Gospel with her. The lady did not get saved, but everyone around her was in awe of what had just happened. Pray for us as we preach Christ to this lost world!
Pray for an older lady named Barbara. God opened the door to spend almost three hours with her to present the Gospel to her. Barbara has a myriad of serious health difficulties. Her health leads us to think her time is very limited. I was able to give the Gospel to Barbara, but she did not get saved. Please pray for another opportunity to tell her about Jesus before it’s eternally too late.
A man named Adam is getting baptized in a few weeks. Many family members who are not saved or have drifted away from the Lord are planning on coming. Pray that souls will be saved and that lives will be touched with the Gospel.
Project Bearing Precious Seed continues, as we work to get 20,000 John and Romans to our entire community. To date, we are just a few short of 7,000 distributed!
Our boys are doing well in school. Nathan is doing extremely well in his guitar lessons and loves to play “Amazing Grace”!
Please pray for our visa-renewal process, which we are beginning. The renewal is due in June. Thank you for praying for us!