February 22, 2010
TAKING A STAND AND MAKING HISTORY!!
Wow, I can't believe it has already been over a week since our church debut on Valentine's Day, February 14th, 2010! It was so exciting and I admit I was little nervous as we saw something taking place that has been "in the making" for over a year and a half. In June of 2008, which now seems so long ago, we stepped out in faith and started showing movies for the community at Huff Lane School. Then after doing that for June, July, and August, we had our first ever Block Party with the help of Liberty University students and some local businesses donating some great door prizes. Then we began our weekly Bible Study in September of 2008 and have continued that for the whole year of 2009 and now even into 2010. And then, with the leading of the Lord and some great confirmations and answers to prayer, we had our VERY FIRST SUNDAY CHURCH SERVICE at 3:00 pm in the afternoon with around 34 people present! While a lot of them were my family from Giles and friends from Craig Valley Baptist Church, along with a few neighbors, it was still encouraging to see so many people present at our very first church service! Steve and I led the worship music and Andy did a good job at the computer providing all our powerpoint slides while Ginny and Ashley did a lot of the greeting, announcing, and providing refreshments for everyone! We even had cookies baked by our CVBC friends to give to folks at the end of the service, along with a valentine from Life Pointe Church! A ton of work went into making this a reality that day but also just the simple fact that God answered so many prayers and openned so many doors is also a blessing and confirmation that we are doing a great work and God is being honored as we serve Him by serving our neighbors and community. Praise the Lord for the great things He has done!