Thank you to everyone who prayed for our community after reading our last blog post! We saw the Lord work in a great way. The Lord put it on Jared’s heart to have a special service for the community to remember Carlos’s life and to share the truth of Jesus. It was amazing to watch it all fall into place.
Our church members got together one afternoon to walk around the community and invite their friends and neighbors to the event. Our youth group put together a drama communicating the truth that today is the day of salvation and that if we wait until “tomorrow” to make that decision, tomorrow may never come. Our worship team prepared some praise songs, and Carlos’s brother, Luciano, agreed to share a little bit about his brother’s life and the Lord put it on his heart to also share an encouragement to the youth in our community to seek God now.
We had a great turn out on the day of the memorial service. Many of Carlos’s family members were there, many people from the community, and almost all of our church members were there. It has increased our faith to see our church body coming together, serving, supporting one another. We can see the Holy Spirit working in and among us.
We had a small group come from our sending church, Calvary Chapel of Delta, PA. They were here the third week of November. They were a great help to us at In Calvary’s Care. They prayed with and encouraged the sponsored children and their families during our monthly distribution. They also helped us visit families who have expressed a need for sponsorship. That is a lot of work for us and we were very blessed for them to help us in that process. We were able to fill sponsorship forms for many children. The Lord has been providing many new sponsors, for which we are so thankful. It is a huge blessing for the families to receive this monthly help.
The team also blessed the men and young guys of our church with a Saturday morning men’s breakfast. It was a great turn-out. Most of our usual guys were there, as well as some of those whom we haven’t seen in a while. Pastor Doug McClean shared a message with them from Philippians. Please pray these men will continue to follow the Lord with their lives and that those who have been absent lately will return to fellowship.
We are now gearing up for the holiday season and are prayerfully considering how the Lord would have us use this festive time for His glory and to reach those whom He is calling to Himself. Please pray with us!