I am not going to lie to you- it’s been a long week! As I looked across the auditorium tonight, people looked weary as they faithfully attended tonight’s service. Fatigue hasn’t made our members miss the church services but there was no hiding the tiredness etched on their faces. Every night, people have came out. Every night, they listened attentively, Every night, they responded to the preaching of God’s Word. And tonight was no different! I don’t know a lot of pastors who can say they have these kind of people in their churches. To God be the glory! God has blessed us with godly people who are eager for preaching. Their priorities have been right and I believe that God is getting ready to bless us mightily, not because of the leadership of this church, but because of the people who follow the leading of God upon their lives.
Tonight’s theme was Burdened For His Call. Brother Gary Craft, missionary to the military in Germany preached tonight’s message. Brother Craft and his wife Karen, has been ministering to our military families for over twenty years. They have started churches in Spain and Germany. They just started a new church in Sembach, Germany last July. This was were Amy’s family was for three years. Needless to say, Amy had a great time talking to them about the people that are still there in Germany. By the time they were done, we had been volunteered to take a missions trip to Germany- thanks to Amy! Anyhow, Brother Craft preached on being available to be a servant of God, as well as a sender of God’s servants. He preached from 1 Kings 17. It was a tremendous message. It showed that all of us have a call and that if we would try God, He would prove Himself mighty in our lives.
Please pray for us as we finish up our Outreach Conference tomorrow. We will be taking our Faith Promise Offering tomorrow morning and counting it tomorrow night. We are weary but thankful. As we often say around here, “We’d rather be tired and happy than rested and miserable.” Thank you for your prayers. We truly our thankful for what God has done in our midst.