Could I take just a minute give you some good news. There is always room for improvement but here are just a FEW of the blessings I’m seeing.
Our attendances @ BBC are the same Sunday AM PM & Wednesday night, in fact we have a few more on Wednesdays because of our teen out reach. We loose our bus kids of course but other than that we are consistent. We have had 170 VISITORS since January without any special programs. We have averaged 35-40 people a week on Saturday morning calling. We recently had over 100 people attend our workers appreciation meeting at our church. 90% of those DO work in our church programs on a weekly basis.
Bro. Clayton has gone from 40 to approx. 160 and built a beautiful 1 million dollar building and actively supports missions.
Bro. Baker has seen substantial growth and is very consistent as well. While at the same time training 80 of our young people for the ministry.
Bro. Pennell is raising money for a much needed addition.
Bro. Sullivan is building a large addition.
Bro. Covey is trying to build a new building.
Bro. Carlson just gave a wonderful report in regard to his teen retreat.
Bro. Lonnie Spence just informed me that their faith promise is up 20% this year.
A church of less than 50 sent BPS over $6,000.00 for our building project.
Bro. Conner just finished some beautiful renovations in their auditorium.
I was in Bro. Dyck’s church in
The church in Dryden had a fantastic revival meeting, while in the midst of looking for a Pastor, while in the good hands of Bro. Letkeman.
I am encouraged; I am charged up, “I am expecting great things FROM God, as I attempt great things FOR God.
There will be tough times! They make the good ones “gooder”.
Bro. Friesen, my experience is this, God DOES bless when you give to OTHERS first. That is how we have gotten every building and need we have had. When we gave, God gave to us! And still does.
Our “TEAM” is winning fella’s and every single “player” is a VALUABLE part of this team. To those of you who are isolated, you are NOT alone! We think and pray for you. Those who are seeing “better” day’s you encourage me to work harder, pray more and preach with God’s power. Those who are struggling you encourage me to ask God for more for you and ways that we can HELP.
There is no BIG and SMALL, that is relative. We are CHURCHES, God’s churches, He knows and loves everyone, and so to should we.
I tell my people all the time … we are WINNING! I give them positive report and encourage every one of them to pray for you men and your works. I encourage them to encourage you when they visit.
What GOOD is happening in your corner of the greatest nation in the world? What blessing can YOU share that will excite MY people?
What specific prayer request do you have for YOUR work that I can give to my people.
“It’s time we the people stand up for what is right, it’s time we squared our shoulders back and raised our swords to fight! … the GOOD fight!”
I appreciate you fella’s! I appreciate the sweet spirit I’m seeing in our churches. I appreciate the stick-to-it many have shown.
I wonder if we might see more YOUNG men, want to Pastor in THIS country if we started, or continue to give GLOWING reports for what God IS doing.
Jesus IS coming soon, till then WORK, Work for the night is coming.
I’m praying for you all.
Bro. StoneGod BLESS …
Article submitted by Al Stone.
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