Pastors and praying friends,
The time between Thanksgiving and New Years always seems to be the busiest time of the year, and this year is proving to be no different. We have several events planned around Christmas time and are praying that many from the community will be reached with the gospel.
This season can be both a joyful time of the year, and depressing time of the year, depending on who you ask. For many, the time they get to spend with family, exchange gifts, and celebrate another year of prosperity is a time of great encouragement. But sadly for others, it is a reminder of a sense of loneliness and difficulty. True joy, however, isn’t found in prosperity, gifts, or even family, but is found in the One who came to bring eternal life. It is our prayer that we might be able to show that true, meaningful, everlasting joy comes only from Jesus!
Speaking of Joy, just last week one of the men in the church was asked by a guest in the church “why do you seem so happy?”. He answered, “because I am saved!”. This simple response led to her responding to God’s Word and the drawing of the Spirit, and believing on Christ that day. We praise God for working in her life and ask that you pray for her spiritual growth in Christ.
We praise the Lord for a number of visitors to the church this past month. God seems to be directing people to the church that are seeking the truth of God’s Word. People are seeking answers. We have these answers, not because we are American. Not because we have a building with people inside. Not because we are inherently better than them or anyone else. We simply teach and preach the Word of God and watch Him do the work!
It truly is amazing to see the Lord work in this city, and we are thankful for those that are here boldly proclaiming the truth. Pray with us for more gospel laborers, souls to be saved, ministry leaders, pastors, and the spiritual growth of the believers here.
Chris & Sherry Waye
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