I am thankful. I am thankful to be part of a church that loves the Lord and loves each other. Your love is so evident when we worship together, when we unify around mission work and taking the gospel outside of the building and when we fellowship together!
The Valentine’s banquet was just awesome! Thank you to John and Karen Mayes for leading out on the food and organization. Thank you to all the Hospitality team that worked together to make the event perfect!
Our church’s first trip back to Senegal since before Covid was a huge success. We have identified our new mission field, “Bethlehem Land”, in Senegal and have made a formal commitment to a 3-year focus there with Mansour Diatta and our mission partners. This is very exciting! We are also preparing to send the next team to Puerto Rico! God is moving!!!! Is He calling you to go? If so, please let me or Pastor Cory know!
There is quite a bit of work happening on campus. Currently, the portables are being renovated. We need the space due to the swelling numbers in our Children’s ministry! How cool is that! Cory Gardner, Larry Cooper, Gene Engel, John Henry, Alli Mayes and Annabelle Gardner, and I am sure there are others who have helped, are doing an incredible job for which I am extremely grateful!
We are just a few weeks away from our annual Chili Cook-Off. March 13th will be the 16th year for this event. I’m looking forward to a great night of fun and of course, Chili! Sign-up is on the bulletin board in the hallway of the main building.
There has been quite a bit of talk about the Revival that started at Asbury University in Kentucky but is now spreading to other campuses around the country. Indeed, I am hearing about revival happening in other countries, too! As a church, we pray every single Sunday, Monday, Wednesday…whenever we meet…for revival. God is answering that prayer. He is breathing (reviving) new life into His church and His people. Revival is a sovereign act of God. We can’t initiate revival. But we can pray and prepare for revival.
Revival is intensely personal. What we have been seeing in Asbury is an example. It’s been a continuous time of worship, confession, repentance and prayer. Individuals have been drawn to the altar, on to their knees in personal confession and repentance.
I believe that when we pray for revival and are prepared to bow at the altar in confession and prayer, we will see revival here as well.
Psalm 85:6… Will you not revive us again, that your people may rejoice in you?
God bless, Pastor Rob