My wife has told me that the number of babies and toddlers in our nursery has now grown to the point we might have to add an extra nursery worker.
We also had several people visiting with us this past Sunday. Two families were there Sunday morning and a single man and we even had a young couple visit with us Sunday evening.
All this is so exciting and so wonderful yet I hear reports at least once a month that people who left our church in the past (some before I even got here) are saying that our church is in danger of closing. These people obviously don’t know what’s going on here. We broadcast on the radio, we’re about to begin putting sermons on the internet, we’re out in the community several times per year, we’ve had 19 or so people unite with us this year, most by profession of faith and baptism, we have more young couples attending regularly than at any time in the seven years I’ve been here, and we have visitors almost every week. That’s not what happens in a church that’s about to close it’s doors!
Please pray for us that we will be able to reach our community with the gospel and see more added to our number. Please also pray for my upcoming series for adults during the Sunday School hour from Nine Marks of a Healthy Church by Mark Dever, pastor of Capitol Hill Baptist Church in Washington, D.C.