VBS was a success

Sorry that it took so long to update everyone, but our VBS was successful.  We had a total of 39 enrolled and averaged every night anywhere from 25 to 33 people.  Considering that this was our first VBS in three years I call this a success.  We had alot of hard workers who made this possible. Counting youth and our members that helped out we averaged around 32 total that helped.  Yes God was really good to us, and blessed us greatly.

What did we as a church learn from this?  If we would put all our effort in reaching out to others as we did in this VBS, God will grow our church.  May we be encouraged through this and fulfill what He is calling us to do.   God is not done with us yet!!!

 

Have a great weekend

Bro. Henry

VBS starts today

Our church is geared up for VBS as it begins tonight at 6:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m. Our theme is “Hometown Nazereth: Where Jesus was a kid” It will begin tonight June 13 and finish up on June 17.  Our whole church is excited and everyone has given their best.

In preparation for this event we have put ads on the tv, in the paper and distributed over 500 flyers in our neighborhood.  As the little boy who gave his lunch to Jesus which consisted of 5  small loaves and two fishes and Jesus used it to feed over 5000.  We too now give God all our efforts and allow Him to bless.  I believe and know for certain He will.    Please be in our prayer for VBS this week. 

God bless you and have a great day!!!

Henry Shelton

Basics of Faith

In my time of devotion and prayer, I read this Devotional from Charles Stanley titled the Basics of Faith may it bring you encouragement as it has me.–Bro. Henry

“But without faith it is impossible to please Him, for he who comes to God must believe that He is, and that He is a rewarder of those who diligently seek Him.” Hebrews 11:6

Until we discover what it means to have faith, we cannot begin to walk by faith. Faith in God is more than just believing He exists; it is living with confidence that He will fulfill all His promises and bring salvation to us. We must discover whether we have placed our faith in God or if we only are wishing His Word is true. As our faith is tested, the true spiritual state of our hearts is revealed. A situation is presented before us where we can act within our own strength, doing whatever we can to manipulate the outcome, or we can trust in God’s strength, taking our hands off the problem and allowing Him to enter the scene. As we begin to walk by faith, there will be times when we stumble and fall. However, falling and getting up is part of learning how to walk. Once we get up and dust ourselves off, we take our next step with more wisdom, more strength, more faith. Walking by faith is a lifestyle, a way in which we conduct ourselves. As God molds and shapes us more into His image, He desires for us to live a life of faith, a life that relies upon Him for everything we need. Paul wrote, “For we walk by faith, not by sight. . . . Therefore we also have as our ambition, whether at home or absent, to be pleasing to Him” (2 Corinthians 5:7, 9 NASB).

Prayer: Lord, guide me to that place where I go beyond just believing You are real but, rather, rely on Your wisdom for every detail of my life.

Stanley, Charles F. (2006). Pathways to His Presence: A Daily Devotional