Monday, October 16, 2006

Refreshing Sunday

We had a great day yesterday. A very good crowd in our morning service; an altar full of people making decisions; two people coming to share their profession of faith and commitment for baptism; and one person baptized!

Last night was inspiring. Michael and Jonathon George shared about their recent mission trip to Kenya. I got teary eyed when I saw the video of Michael and Pastor Fredrick sharing 'the cross diagram' in Swahili. The thought all of those Christians in Kenya sharing the gospel with their Muslim neighbors the same way we share the gospel here in Licking County is neat.

If you weren't present at the service you missed a treat. Michael shared one story that he had shared with me the previous week about a devout Muslim that he had shared his testimony with in 2003. When Michael arrived at the Kenyan church two weeks ago, one of the first people he saw was that formerly Muslim man, who has now been an active servant in the Christian church for three years. Michael also shared that at least one of the man's close relatives had also been saved.

I don't know about everyone else in the evening service, but I was ready to fly to Kenya right then!

Busy week as usual around here. I'll try to keep you posted.

Noel Dear