Life has its ebb and flow. This phrase means to decrease and then increase, as with the tide. Life has its times of decrease, followed by times of increase. Ecclesiastes reminds us that there are different seasons and different times for different purposes. The ebbs, and flows of life.
The same thing takes place in churches and ministries, there are times when things seem to not just be going as well as they should and then there are times when the increase is evident.
For a while it seemed that the Grace Bible Baptist Church had gotten into a rut and was somewhat just going through the motions of duty. This was evident in many areas of the church. Whenever this happens in a church, it is always a dangerous time.
However recently it is becoming evident that the church is beginning to enter one of those times when the blessings are flowing. There is a growing excitement in the church that can be seen in the people as they serve the Lord in their ministries. Prayers are being answered and people are recommitting themselves to faithfulness.
This past week saw a number of our church member see salvation decisions made amongst their family members. It is always a time of rejoicing when someone makes a decision for salvation but it is a little extra special when it is a family member. I always rejoice in the decisions but I wait until I see the fruit of the decision before I get real excited. This past Sunday was cause for great excitement as we were all able to witness the first fruit of genuine conversion- baptism.
· The husband of a church member was baptized.
· The daughter of a church member was baptized.
· The brother of a church member was baptized.
· A father and daughter where baptized.
Thank you for your continued prayers for the Mickey family and the work here in Kenya and the Regions Beyond.
|Part of our Sunday Morning crowd|