Monday, July 20, 2009

Prayers and Praises

Praise God for His blessings yesterday as one family joined the church and we also celebrated baptizing one more!

I stand amazed at what God is doing through LWM!  It seems as if so many doors are beginning to be opened and that there is so much excitement surrounding the ministry.  We are truly experiencing a time of favor!

Yesterday's message was simple:  We need the power of the Holy Spirit and Spiritual Unity if we are going to be able to go forward and not only grow and church, but see that church last during the storms that will come its way.
We need to be careful that all the things we do for ministry are being done for the right reasons and in the right Spirit.  Sure, we can see results when we do things in our own power and wisdom, but when we do things empowered by God ~ watch out!  Because that is when the true blessings are going to begin flowing.
So, this is my prayer today for LWM and for all those associated with the ministry: that we allow our thoughts, decisions and actions be led by the Spirit of God, and that we receive His power in all that we do!

Please pray for our mission trip to Mexico this coming Saturday.  We will be ministering in several areas in the next week.  Pray for safety, health, and a clear vision from God as to why we are there.

God Bless,
Pastor Chris

Monday, July 13, 2009

God is still GOOD!

Praise God for all the things that He is doing!!!

Let me begin by thanking God for the new family that joined the church yesterday, as well as the profession of faith by a young man!!  God is so good.
I want to thank all those who came forward to pray for our leadership!  

Yesterday afternoon we held a vision meeting for all the new members and visitors who have been attending.  Attendance was good, and several people are being assimilated into the ministry of the church!

We are still awaiting an air-sample test to let us know if we are going to be able to use the new building or not.  Please pray that God would open these doors.  The building is 8000 sq. ft. and has several rooms for small groups and the other ministries we desire to start.

Please pray for our upcoming conference, "Celebrating God".  The conference will be held on Oct. 3rd, in McMinnville, TN.  We are praying that God will send us at least 500 people that we can invest in.

Praise God for all that He is doing.

God Bless,
Pastor Chris