May 4, 2013
Well here it is May 4, 2013! And it's Saturday, so I still have some things to do for my message tomorrow but I just had to post anyway. I wanted to say what a joy it is to watch God continue to lead us to our new church building. Gary Francisco called to day after we had talked a couple times this week and it was a blessing to have him help me "incorporate" the church especially since I will most likely have to go downtown and speak to some people about securing a loan this week. I must admit after a few phone calls this week and listening to all the details or just the "business" end of the process of securing the loan, it can get a little discouraging. I guess I just think of the "faith" side of things and just KNOW that God will provide us a way and means of securing the building and making all the payments that we will need to make. I just don't even want to think of us not being able to make a payment or be able to secure the money that we need. Of course bank people do not think this way. I don't know if they lack faith or I lack the business "side" of seeing things. And to think, I have a Business Management Degree and a Business Education Degree and still don't like to think of the business side of things, I just want to have faith and keep pressing ahead. But anyway, we will soon be incorporated and work to secure our loan and hopefully, prayerfully, will be in our building, the one that God picked and helped us to secure. Now to work on my message some. But God is so good, I just want to watch Him provide as we go ahead for Him and as we S O A R!
April 23, 2013
Well, here it is just a few days after my last post and I still feel I could write some more things down on what God is continuing to do! For one thing, this past Sunday was a great day in that is seemed everyone is on the same page, that is wanting to do things together, so we all were in "once accord" as the Bible says about the disciples and early church, and so much so, that even some folks wanted to go see the building after the service!! A field trip for the church, how about that!! So 14 of us were walking around in the soon to be church of Life Pointe this past Sunday and already 5 more had seen it so that makes a total of 19 who have already walked around dreaming, envisioning, praying, and just be excited unto the Lord for all He's done and will do! It is great! And as if that wasn't enough, Gary Fransico, the person who owns the building, continues to bless my heart by doing above and beyond what someone who is selling a building has to do. He is now helping to incorporate the church and setting up a lawyer to rough draft some contracts and just all kinds of things to help me to proceed forward with what God has called us all to do! It is amazing really just how God has directed and blessed in this whole thing. I stand amazed....and somewhat "speechless" at all of what God has done. It sure is exciting to be marching forward, especially when God is the drum major! May we follow Him well and obey all that He has called us to do!
April 11, 2013
Wow, once again, it has been so long since I have posted!! I noticed the last post was December 31, 2012 so I have posted since last year! At least it was the last day of last year, so that doesn't make it so bad I guess...but it has been too long! Today is April 10, 2013 so it's time I posted. And after having the day I have had I just had to record this day in by blog/dairy. Today, after making a few calls, I finally spoke to someone about something that is very important. Ginny and I noticed a place on Williamson Road last week that is no longer an insurance office like it use to be for so very long. It was closed in December of last year (the time of my last post, I just noticed) and has now sat vacant for the past few months. So Ginny and I went past there last week during our Easter break and just thought we would look at the building, if only from the outside. As we stopped by to look, the first thing I noticed was...... the address was 4624 Williamson Road....the 4624 part of an address sounded familiar to me since that has been our home address for the past almost 30 years! So I liked the address.....and even though we could only look inside, we thought, "well, maybe we can call and see what the details are." So Ginny looked up the address on the internet and then called the number. The person didn't have a number for the person who owned the building but said she would call us back. She didn't in the day or so, so I called on Monday since that was last Thursday when Ginny made the first phone call. And then I didn't hear back from our Monday call even though the woman said she would look up the number and give us a call or I told her just to leave it on our answering machine. But since that didn't happen, I thought I would try to get in touch with someone today. And then after waiting for as long as we had, today was just the opposite. Not only did I get in touch with someone, she gave me the number of the owner, who I called and then he said "if you want to come by and look at it I can meet you today at 2 o'clock. Even though I had to wait until 5:00, I still went by today and met with Gary Francisco and we had a good talk....and then I said, "I wish my wife Ginny could come by and see it, and when I looked up there was Ginny coming in the front door. I asked if Andy was in the van, and since he was, I went out and got him, and so we all went around looking at the potential of this old insurance building becoming the new location of Life Pointe Church. After talking from roughly 5:00 till 6:20, we actually shared our vision with someone who is a believer and knows our neighbors Bruce and Cindy Jones, (he goes to church with them) and he seemed genuinely interested in what we wanted to do. I should say I had already prayed at school today after feeling God burdening my heart to just spend some time in prayer today about the possibility of moving the church to this new location. I am not sure if God wants us to move for 100% positive as of right now, that will still take some more prayer but I know this afternoon, I sure felt good and excited just as I was after my final prayer at school today. So it was a good meeting and it seems Ginny, Andy, and Melanie too, since I called her and shared my exciting and leading, that God is moving and I think moving us! It is very, very exciting. Yes, it is a little scary too, but I think this is the place God wants us to move to and it is so neat to see God's Hand in what we are doing. And now we will get to see God's Mighty Hand in providing for us as He opens up doors to give us exactly what we need to make this new location the perfect place to both worship and draw in people who need to hear about the saving grace and power of Jesus. There are so many advantages to moving....we can clear out the thing here at the house that need to be at the church; we can have offices to both use and storage areas to put things; we can have Sunday School rooms or small group places to meet; we can have the excitement of watching everyone start taking ownership and pride and responsibility in what we are dong by having the opportunity to be more active and to make Life Pointe a place to bring friends, take pride in, and grow spiritually themselves.....there is just so much to pray about, think about, and to look forward to....I can't write all my feelings down and it's hard to write everything that has just touched my heart today, but it's good! And I think God is moving...and we may very well be moving too! PRAISE THE LORD! I may not sleep tonight....Thank You Jesus!
December 31, 2012
Hallelujah! I say that for not only what God has been doing but also for finally being able to post something on my blogpage! It seems it takes forever every time I want to post something. Maybe that's why I am so slow in posting, I probably don't want to go through all the hassel to finally get to the page! But anyway, here I am and since my last post of the first part of December, we have again experienced some first at Life Pointe Church. One of the biggest "firsts" was the fact my son James Andrew Moser was ordained on December 12, 2012! So on Wednesday night, 12/12/12, I had the privilege and blessing of preaching my own son's ordination service. It was both touching and an honor to speak and share some things with those who showed us for the service. I don't get a chance to brag on Andy too much and he doesn't want me to very much either, but this was good to show Andy that we all are very proud of him, love him, and that God is going to take care of him even when things are tough. And then our Life Pointe Christmas program was last week, so I was appreciative of having the largest number of people ever, at Life Pointe...59 which is now our new record! God is good. And now here is it New Year's Eve and the edge of starting a new year! It is my Mom's birthday so I think of her and I also wonder just what all God is going to do and has planned for us this upcoming year! Who knows, but as the Bible says, the righteous will live by faith! so may the New Year 2013, begin!
December 4, 2012
Here I am again waiting far too long before I write a post on the amzing things God is doing at Life Pointe Church! My last post was on September 20 and here is it December 4th! I can't believe I have waited 2 and half months to write something! First of all, on my last post I said I was looking forward to baptizing 8 or 9 people....turns out it was....10 people! 10 People!! I can remember when we first started Life Pointe that I thought "if I can just baptize one person...." and here it is 2 years later that I was blessed to baptize 10 people! As many as we had baptized up to that point!! That now makes a total of 20 people since June of 2011; let's see that's 20 people in 15 months! God is amazing! I know we are not suppose to talk about numbers too much because it's the Lord's work that is important not necessarily the numbers, but while numbers are the most important, I sure don't want to hesitate in giving God all the credit in continuing to show His hand upon Life Pointe. We couldn't do it without His Hand of blessing on us....so I think it's ok to be excited especially since there is no doubt where the growth and numbers are coming from! It's God! The next blessing I wanted to make sure and record so as I later look back on this blog page that I will remember when God started giving us more and more people...we have now been averaging over 40 people for the past 2 months with 45 people being there this past Sunday. We when had over 40 people a week or two, I thought, "my, it would be great to have this happen more and "wow" it did...as a matter of fact it happened about 5 or 6 weeks in a row before our attendance went below 30 so God is again blessing us and bringing in people who had never heard of Life Pointe Church a few weeks ago or a few months ago. We have had a visitor this past Sunday and then the Sunday before that...and it just seems like those who attend are now bringing their friends and what better way to grow a church than by our own folks telling their friends how good God is blessing us. I use to wonder, "when are we going to see us grow,?" and lo and behold it is happening right before my eyes and there is just no telling what number of people we are going to end up with. I also know that if God does nothing else than what He has done already but I am so glad He is not finished with us yet and I know that He's got much more in store for us! We just fnished a series on Missions with my neighbor Steve Love coming up with His family this past Sunday sharing what his goal is and where He is planningn to go by next June. It was a good Sunday for all of us! So now, it's Christmas...so may we all see Jesus in a way that we have never seen Him before. I love you Jesus, thank you so much for blessing us at Life Pointe!
September 20, 2012
I am looking forward to baptizing 8 or 9 people this coming Sunday, September 23rd, 2012 at Life Pointe Church! It is indeed exciting! God is blessing. I must admit the last time we baptized a few people I thought "I sure hope God give us more people; I don't want it to be too long before we are baptizing some more people who have made a serious decision of living for Jesus!' and then 'lo and behold, here we are a few months later baptizing almost as many as we have altogether, so God is amazing! Thank you Jesus for all you do! Both in me, in our church, and in the lives of those who love you! Thank you!
September 11, 2012
With so many things happening at Life Pointe Church, I just feel like I could have a post on the blog page everyday! I feel bad that I don't but when things get busy, I must admit the blog page is not my first priority! I need to write more though, I know... this past weekend we had a camp reunion at Tapawingo in Tennessee and it was fun and it was all Andy's idea to get it going. People were pleased and it was nice to see old friends and walk down memory lane with those who came out for the Camp Reunion. I know one day we will look back at the things that have occured at Life Pointe and do the same thing. We have had 41, 42, and 42 for our attendance numbers this past 3 weeks! That's exciting! God is doing a work and I am just so glad He lets me be a part of it! I also have 6 people ready to be baptized on September 23rd which will be an excellent birthday present for me since my birthday is the day before. With VBS being blessed by the Lord we have gained about 8 to 10 new young people who just keep coming back and wanting to be a part of the church. God is so good and I am thrilled but somewhat a little nervous in that I want to make sure I take good care of those who God has entrusted to me and to all of us at Life Pointe Church. This past Sunday we made history somewhat in that we had to have 3 different groups for our young people, so that was great! I pray God continues to bless and to bring the workers we need to take care of those He has brought!