God blessed us greatly yesterday. Vision is now officially 4 years old. He gave us 160 people in attendance. It was a great day.
I was so proud of all the hard work that everyone did as we prepared for the day. Thanks to all of you. I know that you worked hard getting videos together, decorating, inviting, praying, cleaning, cooking, and a thousand other things that I cannot think of right now.
There were beautiful testimonies. I thought the day was just perfect. I am honored that God allows me to pastor such wonderful people.
Here are a few photos that Kathy Fies took.
Elizabeth Watson is truly a remarkable Sunday School teacher. She loves her kids. She has painted and prepared her room beautifully. She is dressed as a pirate here. No wonder the kids love her class. Thank you Mrs. Elizabeth for all you do. You are a blessing and an inspiration to all of us.
Each of these pictures is of different classes as they are meeting. I am so grateful that we have teachers that are willing to teach in less than great conditions and God is still using them to reach new people with the gospel message.
You can see that it was all set up for the meal after we got through with Sunday School and the morning service. The people did a great job decorating and preparing everything.
What is really good is when God brings in so many that people are looking for chairs. I love seeing how our people jump up and run to the door to welcome people and to help them find where they are going. I loved watching tears run down faces yesterday as we considered how our God loves us just like we are.
The story of grace is so wonderful and they love hearing that God loves them just like they are and where they are. I love teaching His truth.
If you have not yet visited Vision and are looking for a great church I can tell you that there is a group for you waiting to receive you right now. You will find a place to fit in. You will be loved and taught the Word of God.
I am looking forward to what God is going to do with our teens. He has done so much in bringing a great group of young people to Vision.
The Spanish church had a great day yesterday and it was wonderful to have them in the main service. We are not two churches but one. We love every one of the people that God has given us at Vision
Our Sunday School classes have to meet in a very unique way but it is worth it to all of us. God has allowed us to give over $400,000 to missions in just over 4 years so a little sacrifice on this side of the water is worth it to get the gospel to the world.
The children’s ministry came down and sang for us. It was a wonderful blessing for everyone. I thank God for the good work that David Velke has done and now look forward to how God is going to use Robert Canfield as our new Children’s pastor.
Pastor Ronald Tubillas and the Spanish Church were also in the service. They sang a special and it was a great blessing. I pray that the day comes when we will have many different languages in our services all worshipping together. A little taste of heaven that will be.
Pastor Ronald also preached and our missionary Mark Coffey translated. It was a great message and major encouragement.
God gave us great music as usual. It is great seeing more people get involved.
It was really great to have Pastor Ronald translating the message into Spanish. The people could then listen through their ear phones. God is really using this man.
Well I have shown you a bunch of pictures and taken more time than usual but this is a day to remember. I am excited about what God has done and what He is going to do.
It has been 4 years. He has given us 8 missionary families sent out of our church. He has given us about 10 more that are preparing to go.
Yesterday our second daughter church also launched. God gave the Omega Baptist Church in Arequipa, Peru more in attendance than we had with 166 and 8 salvation decisions. God is always so good to us.
I will list some of the things that I am asking God to do in prayer in another post. Thanks for all each of you did and do.
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